Chaston is 25 years old and holds down the mandolin spot for the band. Chaston makes his home in Irvine, Kentucky with his wife Shayla and their daughter Ryman Monroe. He found a love for music at a very young age, his father has told him stories of him patting his foot in time to music while in a walker as a baby.
Chaston has went on to make a name for himself in the bluegrass world. A founding member of the band Hammertowne to which he still tours with today. Chaston's taken the stage with such acts as Larry Cordle, Alicia Nugent, Bradley Walker and Dave Evans, just to name a few. But, Chaston's biggest musical accomplishment was being a member of the Dan Tyminski Band to where he performed all over the world. Chaston is a proud Christian and is a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in Irvine, Kentucky. Chaston's biggest musical influences are his father David Carroll, Alan Bibey, Dempsey Young and Dan Tyminski. Chaston would like to thank all of his fans who have supported his music over the years and reall looks forward to this next chapter.
Heather Alley is a 20 year old musician and vocalist from Miamisburg, Ohio. Heather was raised up in church with a hymnal in hand, and has been singing for as long as she can remember. After taking piano lessons for 6-7 years, she decided she wanted to learn mandolin at the age of 14, eventually learning the guitar and fiddle as well. It came almost as naturally as singing, since she’d spent her whole life loving the bluegrass gospel music that would come out of her mom and Papaw’s radios.
Soon after picking up the mandolin, Heather and her family were led to start traveling and singing in churches. Drawing inspiration from some of their favorites such as The Stanley Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Alison krauss, and Rhonda Vincent, they recorded 3 gospel albums under their band name “The Alley Family”. Around junior year of high school, Heather joined The Alternative Strings bluegrass orchestra group ran by Doug Eyink. Through this program, she got the opportunity to play with groups such as Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Nothin Fancy, Blue Highway, Flatt Lonesome, Band of Ruhks, and Darin & Brooke Aldridge at festivals including The MACC and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. After traveling and playing music throughout her high school career, she was accepted at Morehead State University into the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music program where she still studies today and is a member of the Mountain Music Ambassadors. Heather now considers the bluegrass-rich community of Eastern Kentucky to be her home.
Brad is 35 years old and makes his home in Hagerhill, Ky with his wife Amy, and their 3 sons
Kaiden, Karson, and Jackson. He doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in music. He played guitar with his grandparents in church at a very young age, and picked up the banjo at
age 19. His biggest early influence was Sammy Shelor due to the success of the Lonesome River Band at the time, but later on he became consumed with the picking of Ronnie Stewart.
Through that interest, he went backward to the older stuff. Today, his greatest influences are Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, and Ronnie Stewart.
Brads enjoys music and fishing, but his greatest pleasure
in life is spending time with his family. They spend their summers around a baseball field together traveling and watching the boys so what they love. Brad is a Christian, and a deacon of the Hagerhill church in Hagerhill, Ky where he teaches bible classes.
Chad Castle is 39 years old and lives in Paintsville, Ky with his wife Beth and daughter Annabelle. Chad didn't discover bluegrass music until the age of 18 when he purchased his first album which happened to be Larry Sparks. At that point he was hooked and hasn't looked back since. He hadn't been exposed to music much growing up until he met Beth in 2001. Beth is a phenomenal singer and had a big influence on his music. In 2003 the bluegrass gospel band Salvation Rain formed which Chad was a part of for 11 years. He also spent a year with the bluegrass band Turning Ground. His biggest bass influences are Marshall Wilborn and Barry Bales. Chad is a Christian and a deacon at Hager Hill church. He loves to spend time with his family, fish and play music.
Dylan is our lead vocalist and lead guitarist. He is from Ezel, Kentucky, and he is 18 years old. Dylan taught himself how to play and sing when his late grandfather Tom took him to Maloney’s Opry House and Elmo’s Music Barn hidden in the hills of Morgan County. His grandfather,Tom, is the main reason behind what became Dylan’s music career today. His biggest influence from the time he started started singing, to this day is Keith Whitley. Aside from music, Dylan loves to hunt, fish, and being outdoors.