Quick Facts

  • Proudly endorses Sorensen String Instruments ("The Big Dog" Octave Mandolin)
  • Grammy Nomination (2006)
  • 7 Time IBMA Award Recipient
  • Proudly endorses Clark and Metcalfe Mandolins
  • Performed as part of Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music Festival plus collaborative recordings
  • Appeared with Merle Haggard
  • Performed numerous times at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium
  • Proudly endorses GHS Strings
  • JBovier Acoustic Stringed instruments produce the Darren Nicholson Model mandolin A5-X

2018 Is Feeling Really Good!!

2018 is proving to be the best, most exciting year yet. I am busy and focused on lots of positive things.

I have committed to a much healthier lifestyle, which goes hand-in-hand with getting rejuvenated about music. I have any exciting musical endeavors going on. Revamping the Darren Nicholson Band, writing songs, recording a new instrumental solo album, Balsam Range is reentering the recording studio, and finishing a recording project with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Whew.

All of these things are very important to me, but coming up first this month is a new solo instrument recording I am starting. I've been preparing songs, arrangements, and charts to finally put together a hard-core Bluegrass picking record. This a pet project of mine and something I've wanted to do for a long time. I've got the right group of guys together to really get forceful with some bluegrass!

Balsam Range is not only starting to record new material to be released to radio, but our involvement with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra is also growing. It's very exciting to think about Bluegrass with an orchestra. We've done several shows with the orchestra, most notably BR's Art Of Music Festival. Nashville recording orchestra recently played on our Christmas release and they did an outstanding job. MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina will be our next performance with the Atlanta Pops. In the meantime we are getting together to make a recording of most requested Balsam Range songs with the Pops. This is a very busy time… So stay tuned!!! Exciting things coming!!!!