Rickey Wasson spent 15 years singing lead vocals and playing guitar with J. D. Crowe & The New South. Wasson's powerful vocals have placed him in an elite group of today's top bluegrass singers including his lead vocals on J.D. Crowe & The New South's hit song and album, "Lefty's Old Guitar" that garnered a 2008 Grammy® Nomination, the 2008 SPBGMA Song of the Year, 2007 IBMA Album of the Year, and #1 hit Song and Album on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's National Bluegrass Survey Charts. In 2008, Wasson's solo album, “From the Heart and Soul” included bluegrass veteran guests J. D. Crowe, Don Rigsby, Dwight McCall, Sonya Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Randy Kohrs, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart and Harold Nixon. The album included the chart single, "Losin' in Las Vegas." His first solo project, “Songs From The Old Country Church” goes all the way back to 1996 and is still enjoyed by listeners today. Prior to joining J. D. Crowe & The New South in 1998, Rickey filled in briefly in Alison Krauss' band, was a founding member of the well-respected bluegrass group Southern Blend in 1984, and has been playing bluegrass ever since he was 4 years old. Rickey says, "I never knew there was any other kind of music until I was 10."
Rickey owns his own music store in Clay City, Kentucky and has recently built a state of the art recording studio. Rick’s Main Street Studio is a top notch studio which offers artists a comfortable setting that brings out the best in the artists that record there. Truegrass Entertainment is proud to have Rickey’s latest project on our label and we look forward to working with him in the future.