It began with a passion and penchant for strong bluegrass vocalist and precision instrumentalists, as well as an appreciation for not only the traditional sound of bluegrass but its more modern day musical cousins of progressive bluegrass and Americana. Mark Hodges started developing a solid musical roster back in 2008 under the name Mountain Fever Records and has developed one of the most sought after sounds in roots music today.
A magical recording studio hidden in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, VA, and two successful record labels and a publishing company make up the appropriately named Mountain Fever Music Group. In 2014 Mark began the “Americana” label branch to include the music that goes beyond the boundaries of bluegrass and the Mountain Fever Records label. Travianna Records formed and expanded the focus to a broader spectrum of deserving musicians’ talents. Now in 2019, Mountain Fever Music Group grows again, adding a new gospel label, Morning Glory Music to the family.
“It has truly been a privilege to bring all of this music to fans all over the world,” Hodges says. “It still gets me excited every time I hear something new and innovative. I’m first and foremost a fan of the music. If you can’t be crazy about your work and remain a fan of what got you excited in the first place, then what’s the point, right?”
Mountain Fever Records was founded more than a decade ago almost by accident. After helping friends and neighbors with their recording projects as a hobby, founder Mark Hodges decided it was time to build a new recording studio. The building that houses Mountain Fever Studios was built with incredible attention to detail and sound quality. It was completed in 2002. Since then, Mountain Fever Studios and the ensuing Mountain Fever Records have become known as a standard of quality in the production and recording of Bluegrass music and other genres.
After our inception of the label, one of the very first bands to join us was Volume Five. They are now one of the most beloved bands in Bluegrass. Since then, many great bands and artists have joined the Mountain Fever family. Talents such as Junior Sisk, Dave Adkins, Breaking Grass, Backline, Summer & Bray (formerly Mountain Faith), Amanda Cook, The Sharp Flatpickers, Nothin’ Fancy, Hammertowne, Kristy Cox, Linda Lay, Cedar Hill and many more call Mountain Fever home. You can learn more about all of our artists by following the “Artists” tab on our home page.
We, at Mountain Fever, are proud to provide many services for our artists. We aid in the production of projects, provide our state-of-the-art recording studio, engineering, mixing, mastering, promotion, publicity, and offer radio, media, and some tour support. Although each agreement is slightly different to meet our artists needs, they know without a doubt that we are behind them 100%.
Mountain Fever has enjoyed much success over the past ten years and will continue to do so for many years. It’s our firm belief that if you provide the artists the foundation and support to do what they love, amazing things can happen.
Radio broadcasters and fans love Mountain Fever because they know when they hear a Mountain Fever track it’s going to be great. We stay true to tradition and the roots of Bluegrass music, but aren’t afraid to bring progressive and edgy grass to the market as well.
It’s our commitment to quality that sets Mountain Fever Records apart from the others. It starts with outstanding artists and follows with clever songwriting, thoughtful production, efficient recording, organized promotion, and valuable relationships that inevitably bring quality results. Browse the “News” or “Store” tab of our website and you’ll see the outstanding music the label, our artists, and our listeners enjoy.
The “Music Group” is home to two labels:
Mountain Fever Records – bluegrass greats since 2009 http://www.mountainfever.com
Morning Glory Music – broad spectrum of gospel music since 2019 http://www.morning-glory-music.com
Two Publishing Companies and a Recording Studio:
Mountain Fever Music Publishing (BMI)
Mountain Fever Publishing (ASCAP)
Mountain Fever Studios http:www.mountainfever.com/tour