"Get To Being Gone" is available to radio today and is the first single from the band's upcoming album titled By Any Other Name, due for release October 30th.
About "Get To Being Gone," writer Mike Andes says, "As a songwriter, I am continually trying to write a catchy upbeat song. For me, this is not easily done. On a drive home to Ohio last year, this little hook came to me and I rolled with it. There's a lot of words to get rolled off, but when they do, it creates a catchy little bluegrass toe tapper." A "bluegrass toe tapper" is the perfect description for this tune that will no doubt become a fan favorite!
From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin' Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, Chris Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar.
Nothin' Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers.
The band has released 11 full length albums, and continues to perform at festivals all across the United States and Canada, and have also performed in Norway.
Nothin' Fancy is the 6-time winner of SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass.
Earlier this year, each member of Nothin' Fancy was initiated as an honorary brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world’s oldest and largest music fraternity, which has made it a mission to promote the best in music across America.
This fall, the band will be inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious list of previous inductees including Roy Clark, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Waller, and Dr. Ralph Stanley.