With a cult following reaching far beyond their south-western Virginia stomping grounds, and a debut album voted one of the Reviewer's Top Five Picks by Bluegrass Now, PINECASTLE RECORDS recording artists THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS are creating quite a buzz. Known for their high-octane harmonies and stunningly beautiful original songs, the band has appeared live on BBC Radio Scotland, NPR, the Food Network, and radio playlists across the country and world-wide, including regular rotation on Sirius and XM satellite radio. Their self-titled CD debuted on the Roots Music Report bluegrass chart at no. 14, going on to spend 56 weeks on the chart, with 9 of those weeks in the Top 10. In 2007, the band's music was featured on the soundtrack of the Civil War film FREEDOM.
RIPE, THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS highly anticipated sophomore CD, produced by legendary Grammy-winner Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Bob Dylan, Jim Lauderdale, James Taylor), was released on PINECASTLE in April 2008, and has already topped several bluegrass charts, including Bluegrass Now readers' poll, Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 20, and the Roots Music Report bluegrass chart (9 weeks at no. 1).
In addition to the band, RIPE includes guest appearances from Bee-Liner alumnus Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Mark Fain and Andy Leftwich (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder), ex-Grascal David Talbot, and dobro player Travis Toy from Rascal Flatts.