The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and in demand bands in Bluegrass Music. Since their inception in 2010, the band has received over 70 award nominations, winning an unprecedented 32 major awards including Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year at the 2019 and 2020 Bluegrass Music Awards.
Their YouTube videos, Facebook, and Twitter pages have thousands of followers. They are one of the busiest touring bands in bluegrass, performing over 150 dates per year. They play a lot of different venues such as Festivals, Churches, Performing Arts Centers, Theaters, and Fairs, The Farm Hands are at home at any venue because they stay true to their calling. Tim Graves of The Farm Hands explains, "When you do what you are called to do, then you really don't have to worry about it because the Lord is in charge and we are the vessel that He chooses to use at the moment anyone decides to have us at their event. The Lord leads, we follow. it's very simple, if we just get out of The Lords way it will work out like it should. It's when we try to do this on our own that we have difficulties." The Farm Hands play Bluegrass and Gospel Music. Gospel Music has always been a part of Bluegrass Music. When anyone brings The Farm Hands to their event, they will be getting the best of both styles of music, Bluegrass and Gospel together. The Lord must love music to make those two styles of music work so well together."
For anyone who has seen them in concert, none of this comes as a surprise. The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and talented bands in bluegrass music. The group features 5 award-winning singers, musicians and songwriters, including two long-time veterans of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
In 2015, Grammy award winner Tim Graves was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Tim has over 40 years of professional music under his belt, including 25 years as part of world famous Grand Ole Opry. Tim has toured extensively across the U.S. both as a sideman and with his own group. Tim plays his signature 'Tim Graves model' Beard resophonic guitar and is the reigning Dobro Player of the Year in bluegrass music, a distinction he has held 14 times and the last 11 years in a row. in 2020 he was awarded Master Gold Dobro Player of the year. Tim is the first person to ever receive this award from SPBGMA.
Kimberly Bibb Marrs
Kimberly Bibb Marrs is one of the best fiddlers and singers to grace a stage. She has been playing all of her life and is one of the most requested session players in Nashville. She has played on hundreds of sessions doing fiddle and vocals. Kimberly has performed on The Grand Ole Opry for several years with Wilma Lee Cooper and other acts at the Opry. Kimberly is a wonderful addition to The Farm Hands. She has been recording with us for 5 years now. We are so excited to have her as a member of our team.
Bryan Graves comes from Bluegrass Royalty. He is the Youngest son of Dobro Master, Uncle Josh Graves from Flatt and Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys. Bryan has been playing music on the road all of his life and we are so excited having Bryan working for The Farm Hands. Bryan can play any style of music. He is at home playing the guitar, singing, being a front man in a group, or holding it all together with the bass. Bryan loves all styles of music ranging from Blues to Bluegrass. We are honored and excited to have Bryan Graves playing the bass for The Farm Hands.