Biography

Tim Graves and The Farm Hands is one of the most exciting and in demand bands in Bluegrass Music. Since their inception in 2010, the band has received over 78 award nominations, winning an unprecedented 34 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 at a variety of venues such as Festivals, Churches, Performing Arts Centers, Theaters, and Fairs. They 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, you really don't have to worry about anything because the Lord is in charge. We are merely the vessel that He chooses to use when someone decides to have us at their event. The Lord leads, we follow. It's very simple, if we just get out of The Lord's way, it will work out like it should. It's when we try to do things on our own that we have difficulties." Tim Graves and The Farm Hands plays Bluegrass and Gospel Music. Gospel Music has always been a part of Bluegrass Music. When anyone brings Tim Graves and The Farm Hands to their event, they will be getting the best of both 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. Tim Graves and The Farm Hands is one of the most exciting and talented bands in bluegrass music. The group features 4 award-winning singers, musicians and songwriters, including Two long-time veterans of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The Group had a #1 song, called "Pride", The classic song that was first released by Ray Price in the 1960's and was #2 on the list of the top 200 Artists of 2021 worldwide. Tim Graves and The Farm Hands are the only Group in the Bluegrass genre that can honestly say they have Bluegrass DNA that has been handed down from the first generation of Bluegrass Music Greats, That is exciting news for this talented group. This group also has a number one song in the charts again titled "She's Gone, Gone, Gone," a Harlan Howard song first recorded by Lefty Frizzell and later by Glen Campbell. The version that Tim Graves and The Farm Hands have is a bit different but just as appealing to the listener

TIM GRAVES

Tim Graves with Steel Guitar

In 2015, Grammy award winner Tim Graves was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Tim has over 46 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 16 times and the last 14 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.

Don Wayne Reno

Don Wayne Reno with Banjo

Don Wayne Reno is the youngest son of legendary banjo player, Don Reno. Don Wayne Started his career at a very young age of 14 on the road working for his father, (Don Reno) as his bass player and also doing some banjo work with his father. Don Wayne also worked with his brothers, Ronnie and Dale as The Reno's playing festivals all over the United States for several years. Don Wayne Reno had a very successful overseas career with Hayseed Dixie. Don Wayne took a couple years off the road after Hayseed Dixie and is now the banjo man for Tim Graves and The Farm Hands. We are so excited to have this man in our group. You will love his work.

jimmy haynes

Jimmy Hayhes with Guitar

Jimmy Haynes From Nashville, TN plays guitar for Tim Graves and The Farm Hands, as well as singing parts and doing some songwriting for the group.  Jimmy has been performing since his early teens and began touring with his family band before moving on to work with James King.  Jimmy has appeared on several recordings during his career. We are happy to have Jimmy Haynes with Tim Graves and The Farm Hands. We know you will love his work as much as we do.

Terry Eldridge