Jim Van Cleve
Jim Van Cleve • Jim Van Cleve is a top-shelf musician in THE band that is taking the acoustic scene by storm, MOUNTAIN HEART. In addition to his extensive live performance work, he is also a full time session musician, and record producer in Nashville, Tennessee
"The last couple of years have been a whirlwind of success for Jim’s career. His debut solo project, "NO APOLOGIES" was nominated for a GRAMMY in the "Best Country Instrumental" Category. The project was also nominated at the International Bluegrass Music Awards for "Instrumental Album of the Year" that same year. The project had an impressive total of three charting singles and was ultimately awarded Album of the Year honors in the Folk Music Category at the Indie Music Awards."
"NO APOLOGIES" was included in top ten lists for these major Publications: WALL STREET JOURNAL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CMT, WASHINGTON TIMES, USA TODAY. Upon it’s release, "No Apologies" immediately placed in the top ten in the BillBoard Sales Chart for that week, and remained there in the charts each week for over two months following. All this for a debut solo release!
"As a session musician working on an ever-increasing number of albums each year, Jim has built a very impressive resume."
All in the last three years, he has been featured on Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 hit single, "Don’t Forget to Remember Me", from the Multi-Platinum "Some Hearts" recording, featured as part of his band, Mountain Heart, on the recording, "Strumming with the Devil", with David Lee Roth of Van Halen, and was prominently featured on the "Best Country Album" Grammy Award Winning, "Livin’,Lovin’, Losin’: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers". As a session musician, these are but a few projects he’s been asked to take part in recently.
"Jim also was recruited to write and record a new Awards Show Theme Song by the International Bluegrass Music Association, an honor previously held by the great Jerry Douglas, and the incomparable Mark O’Connor before him. The new theme song, "Road From Rosine" was debuted at the 2007 IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville."
Jim was also recently asked to write an instrumental track for a studio project by Sierra Hull, the young mandolin and vocal prodigy you might have seen on television, either sitting in with Alison Krauss, or as an actress in the new Billy Graham movie. Ron Block, of Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Sierra produced her debut solo project and commissioned Jim to write the song, which eventually was entitled SMASHVILLE. Last year, Jim was a featured special guest performer on the ACM Awards Show, live from Las Vegas with country superstar, Sara Evans. The song they performed was called "Coalmine", which spent several weeks in the Billboard top ten.
"An abbreviated list of some of the artists he has recorded and performed with includes… Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Skip Ewing, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Emmy Lou Harris, Joe Nichols, John Cowan, Ronnie Bowman, Linda Ronstadt, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Rodney Crowell, Sonya Isaacs, Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Ricky Skaggs, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Glen Campbell, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Tim O’Brien, Doc Watson, Del McCoury Band, Blue Highway, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Patty Loveless, Terri Clark, Ronnie Dunn, Rhonda Vincent, and Nickel Creek."
Jim has also become, since the release of his solo project, an in-demand record producer. Recent projects he has produced include the following: Jim Van Cleve – No Apologies, Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain – Self titled, Mountain Heart – Road That Never Ends, Mashville Brigade – Smash Hits of Bluegrass, Vol. 1, Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain – CHHR2,, Newfound Road – Same Old Place, and Monroeville‘s Self-Titled Debut CD
"In only ten years as a professional musician, Jim Van Cleve has made quite a name for himself in bluegrass and acoustic music. He’s spent time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, saw his debut solo CD nominated for a Grammy and toured all over the world with Mountain Heart. He’s become a sought-after Nashville session player and one of the most admired fiddlers in bluegrass." ~ The Bluegrass Blog
JIM VAN CLEVE • VIDEOS
• Monroeville • "Country Blues" – Album Produced by Jim Van Cleve
• Jim Van Cleve fiddle DVD
• Jim Van Cleve – Violin – Fiddle Masters- Ride the Wild Turkey
• Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain – Jim Van Cleve – Seven Miles from Wichita
MOUNTAIN HEART • VIDEOS
• Mountain Heart • "The Ride"
• Mountain Heart • "The National Anthem"
• Mountain Heart • "Even If It Breaks My Heart"
• Mountain Heart • "Road That Never Ends"
• Mountain Heart • "Here To Ride The Train"
• Mountain Heart • "Whipping Post"
• Tony Rice & Mountain Heart • "Freeborn Man"
JIM VAN CLEVE • LINKS
WebSite • www.jimvancleve.com
FaceBook • www.facebook.com/jimvancleve.fp
ReverbNation • www.reverbnation.com/jimvancleve
Mailing List • www.jimvancleve.com/MailList.cfm
Contact • www.jimvancleve.com/contact.cfm
Store • www.jimvancleve.com/store.cfm
iTunes • itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jim-van-cleve/id145262783
Amazon • http://amzn.com/B000F6ZP9A
WikiPedia • www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Van_Cleve
Friends, Supporters & Sponsors • www.jimvancleve.com/links.cfm
MOUNTAIN HEART • LINKS
FaceBook • www.facebook.com/mountain.heart.group
Mailing List • www.mountainheart.fanbridge.com
Booking • www.therootsagency.com/artist-roster/mountain-heart
Store • www.tinyurl.com/mh-store
Contact • www.mountainheart.com/contact/
Contact MEDIA • www.hotschatzpr.com
Tickets • www.mountainheart.com/schedule/
Website • www.mountainheart.com
ReverbNation • www.reverbnation.com/mountainheart
Twitter • www.twitter.com/MountainHeart
News/Blog • www.mountainheart.com/news/
iTunes • www.tinyurl.com/mheart-itunes
CDBaby • www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MountainHeart
Amazon • www.amazon.com/Mountain-Heart/e/B000APGA0E/
WikiPedia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Heart
Friends, Supporters & Sponsors • www.mountainheart.com/friends
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