Balsam Range’s Aeonic debuts at #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart
Arden, North Carolina (January 15, 2019) — The International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range’s ninth album Aeonic debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart, further showing why they’re one of the most vital artists in the roots genre. The album also debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, #26 on the Americana/Folk Chart and #33 on the Current Country Chart.
“What an incredible honor to see Aeonic debut on the Billboard chart at #1!” says Buddy Melton, Balsam Range vocalist and fiddle player. “I could not be more proud of the project or of the individuals that worked so hard to make this project come to life. And most importantly, a big thanks to all the supporters! What an awesome way to start off the new year.”
Scott Wagner, senior vice president of Crossroads Label Group adds, “We’re very excited for this #1 album debut. In today’s market, they’re not easy to come by. We’re proud of Balsam Range for putting in the time and effort to create music that resonates so powerfully with their audience.”
“The modern vocal approach of all of this band’s singers, which avoids slavish mimicking of old-school high, lonesome vocals, plus the spacious quality of the sound production throughout, makes it very clear this album is for 2019, not 1949. The musical approach and the material both make this a record that should satisfy a wide audience.”
—Barry Mazor, Wall Street Journal
“Balsam Range crosses plenty of boundaries, hitting a deft balance between the revered traditions of old-school bluegrass and the hopped-up eclecticism of contemporary newgrass.”
—David Menconi, Rolling Stone Country
“Aeonic, which the dictionary defines as ‘lasting for an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time,’ seems a fitting album title for a band that has spent more than a decade building one of the most successful careers in bluegrass music.”
—Deborah Evans Price, Billboard.com
Listen to Aeonic HERE.