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Chosen Road Celebrated on Billboard's Year-End Bluegrass Chart

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NEWS SOURCE: Turning Point PR
December 6, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Appalachian Christmas, the 2022 holiday offering by acclaimed Thoroughbred Records artist Chosen Road, recently garnered the #14 position on Billboard’s 2023 Year-End Bluegrass Albums chart, representing year-to-date sales of all bluegrass albums in 2023. The bestselling recording, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart last year, joins releases by such icons and genre leaders as Dolly Parton, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek and Robert Plant/Alison Krauss in the Top 15. 
Appalachian Christmas represents a milestone for our band,” said Jonathan Buckner, founding member, Chosen Road. “We had been performing our annual Appalachian Christmas Tour for eight years but had never recorded any of the music. Last year we decided to capture in the studio the songs we had been sharing on the road. We love taking our listeners on a musical journey to our Appalachian home during the holiday season, and we poured our hearts and souls into every note. We are thrilled the album has been listed as one of the top bluegrass albums of 2023, alongside some of our musical heroes. It’s an honor we will never forget.”
“Our entire team at Thoroughbred/Billy Blue Records is so grateful for the opportunity to work with and represent the music of Chosen Road,” said Jerry Salley, A&R/Creative Director, Thoroughbred/Billy Blue Records. “The first time I heard Appalachian Christmas, I knew it was a special project, created and recorded by a talented band of Christian brothers. We are blessed to count them as members of our label family and congratulate them on this wonderful accomplishment.”
Chosen Road recently performed selections from Appalachian Christmas on RFD-TV’s “Market Day Report” and WSM Radio/Circle Network’s “Coffee, Country & Cody.” The award-winning ensemble is currently bringing their Appalachian Christmas Tour to audiences across the country.

Chosen Road Celebrated on Billboard's Year-End Bluegrass Chart

Chosen Road recently visited WSM Radio/Circle Network’s “Coffee, Country & Cody.” Pictured (l-r) are "Coffee, Country & Cody" co-host Kelly Sutton; Chosen Road's Zachary Alvis, Jonathan Buckner, Josh Hicks, Chris Stockwell and Tyler Robertson; and "Coffee, Country & Cody" co-host Charlie Mattos.

Chosen Road has carved a singular niche in the musical landscape with their world-class instrumentation combined with a passion for sharing and living the Gospel. Comprised of founding member Jonathan Buckner, along with Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson, Josh Hicks and Chris Stockwell, the group has been carefully honing their craft since 2009, releasing multiple albums and performing at festivals, fairs, churches and theaters across the United States as well as overseas. Last year’s Appalachian Christmas debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart, while 2020’s Appalachian Worship and 2021’s Appalachian Hymns each spent multiple weeks in the Top 10 on the same chart. Their most recent recording, It Never Gets Old, debuted at #2 and features the #1 single “I Want To Be Just Like You.” Throughout their career, Chosen Road has garnered seven Top 10 bluegrass radio singles including two #1s, and the group has performed on stages alongside such greats as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, and The Isaacs. 

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