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Breaking Grass

For 14 years, Breaking Grass has been unifying harmonies to bring a high energy performance and lasting sounds to bluegrass fans everywhere. Now performing around the globe, the band has their roots in rock, gospel, country, and soul. Each style is well represented in their songs, making their shows enjoyable for all preferences. The group brings innovation to the modern bluegrass movement and celebrates an energetic aesthetic to the genre.

Breaking Grass started working with Mountain Fever Records in February of 2014. Their debut album was self-titled, and was soon followed by Running with the Moon, Just as Strong, Warning Signs, Cold, and Somewhere Beyond. They have celebrated multiple albums reaching the Top 10 Billboard Bluegrass Charts, and multiple number one’s. Grammy nominated and winner of the B.O.R.N. Award (Band On Rise Nationally), this band has been accredited by Bryan Simpson (Cadillac Sky), Tammy King (The Steeldrivers), Jason Burleson (Blue Highway), and Jeremy Garrett (The Infamous Stringdusters).

Cody Farrar
Cody was raised with a wide range of musical taste, mostly inspired by his parents that spent hours at the family piano. From Booneville, Mississippi, he writes most of the band’s songs and provides vocals. He has been with the band since 2006.

Britt Sheffield
From Tupelo, Mississippi, Britt has a wide range of inspirational taste, from John Mayer to Cadillac Sky or Johnny Cash. He started learning piano when he was eight years old, and transitioned to guitar and bass. He was heavily incluenced by the work of Creed, John Mayer, and the Infamous Stringdusters. Since then, he has played with artists such as Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley. He joined the band in 2008.

Tyler White
Tyler was first inspired by the Dixie Stampede when he was three years old. He started taking lessons at seven years old, and grew to admire fiddle players like Bobby Hicks and Stuart Duncan. Since then, he has played with artists like Ray Price and Marty Raybon. He won the ASTA Alternative Styles Award, and the Alabama, Mississippi, and West Tennessee Junior Fiddle Championships. He completed school at Mississippi State University.

Zach Wooten
Zach started taking guitar lessons at eight years old, and soon found interest in the mandolin. He was influenced by Adam Steffey and Chris Thile. When he was 16 years old, he won the State of Mississippi mandolin contest. He graduated from Belmont University and started playing with Breaking Grass in 2006, heavily influenced by the work of Sierra Hull.

Jody Elmore
Growing up in Gordo, Alabama, Jody started playing bluegrass after his father gave him cassette tapes and a banjo at 13 years old. He credits his early musical influences as Doyle Lawson, Blue Highway, Garth Brooks, and George Strait. He joined the FFA Band and played banjo and electric bass. He played in multiple bands with friends and his wife Heather, then played for six years with Tim Graves & Cherokee. During his time there, he filled in with Bobby Osborne on the Grand Ole Opry for the upright bass. He joined Breaking Grass in 2015.

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