In the deep lonesome hills of southwestern Virginia on August 16, 1992 a baby boy was born into the Stanley family. Nathan Edmond Stanley was born into a music royalty bloodline and family Legacy. As the grandson of the Bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan made his music debut at the young age of 2 on stage with his Grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, playing the spoons for the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later graduated to playing the mandolin, and in 2007 became the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the Clinch Mountain Boys, who was one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the music industry. To rewind his life and look back in time his history is simple, an entertainer on a mission! He’s an original.
Nathan Stanley refuses to be a carbon copy. Nathan would say “If it’s been done, I don’t think I’ll do it that way”. His musical influences include Dr. Ralph Stanley, Elvis Presley, George Jones and others.
He has spent most of his life on a 45-foot tour bus traveling across the United States and internationally. In 2006, he had the great honor to perform for the Queen of England when Her Majesty visited the state of Virginia. He had a #1 song on the Inspirational Country Music (ICM) charts in 2011 with Vince Gill on the unforgettable “White Dove.” The National Traditional Country Music Association voted “My Kind Of Country” the “Classic Country Album of the Year” in 2011. In 2014, Nathan signed a recording deal with Willow Creek Records Nashville, TN. In October 2014, his album Every Mile garnered Nathan his first GMA Dove Award nomination and win for “Bluegrass Album of the year”. In January 2015, Nathan was featured on the highly acclaimed Cracker Barrel album Ralph Stanley and Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Nathan performed two songs with his Grandfather on the special project. One was the classic “Rank Stranger” and the other was a heartfelt performance of “Hills of Home”. Also, In 2016 Nathan was voted "Best Bluegrass Artist" at the ICM AWARDS in Nashville, TN.
Nathan Stanley is a class act who is no stranger to success. Stanley has nine solo albums to his credit, recording with artists such as Brad Paisley, George Jones, Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless and many more. His voice is filled with conviction and emotion, with traces of old ghosts from days gone by. He is driven by the passion of the song. Staying true to his bluegrass and gospel roots, Nathan’s faith is no secret to anybody. Every time he steps out on a stage he lets his audiences know that his blessings and talent is a gift from God.
Nathan Stanley is also the President/Owner of Stanley Music Group, LLC that is based out of Nashville, TN. They specialize in Single Releases to radio, Music Videos, Recordings, Artist Mgmt, and much more!!
To know him is to love him! As unique as a fingerprint, Nathan Stanley will leave his mark on your soul! Go see Nathan while out on tour! You will be glad you did. Stanley was the last lead singer for Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys.
Bluegrass Outlaws are a band of musicians from east TN fronted by Becky (Webb) Monk & her husband Chris Monk…band was formed in the summer of 2015. Bluegrass Outlaws set out on their journey as a band together February 2016 they took the stage for the very first time as a band in the 2016 SPBGMA Band Contest Nashville Tn. Not only did they take the stage for the very first time & entered one of the biggest competitions in the world. They made history when they debuted & won the whole overall competition in the same weekend.
After the competition they went on to travel around the country performing at various venues amazing everyone they performed in front of.
The Bluegrass Outlaws had the honor of playing the Grand Ole Opry for the very first time for the Dr.Ralph Stanley Forever Tribute Show performing not only by themselves but also being used as the house band for artist such as Larry Cordle.
" What an honor and dream come true!" Said the Outlaws fierce leader Becky Webb Monk.
Bluegrass Outlaws are very blessed to have already done so much in their career & we are looking forward to new adventures.