Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Song: “Return to Windy Mountain”
Label: Mountain Home Music Company
In Their Words: “‘Return To Windy Mountain’ has a story that any full-time entertainer can relate to. Based on the life of [Kentucky Music and West Virginia Music] Hall-of-Famer Melvin Goins, it talks of a musician that got sucked into the lifestyle at an early age. He left home and everything he’d known to follow his dream. He travels the world, propelled by his love for music, but finds that his mind keeps drifting back to his homeland and all that he loved and left. Knowing that he is destined to spend the rest of his life on the road, he still makes his goal to finally return home for his final rest.
“While we love what we do, we all sacrifice so much for this life and we couldn’t do it without the support of our families. This song definitely hits home, and I feel like it comes out in the music and the arrangement.” — Skip Cherryholmes, Sideline
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Sideline