Sunday's live Mountain Stage show in Charleston features Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines and her band, The New Hip.
Raines has won the award from the International Bluegrass Music Association seven times. She is a former member of the Grammy-nominated Claire Lynch Band, as well as one half of a duo with Jim Hurst.
She joins a lineup that includes Holly Williams. Born and raised in Nashville, Williams' lineage is country royalty — her father is Hank Williams Jr. and her grandfather is Hank Williams Sr. She has been an active singer-songwriter since 2003 and has released three studio albums. For her latest album "The Highway," she recorded with artists such as Jakob Dylan, Dierks Bentley and Jackson Browne.
Rounding out Sunday's lineup: Charlie Faye, Sam Baker and Gary Nicholson.
Faye's album "Travels With Charlie," was featured on the Americana Radio Chart's Top 10. Her newest album is "You Were Fine, You Weren't Even Lonely." Her music has been classified as folk-pop and "countrypolitan."
Baker released a delicate trilogy of albums over the last decade: "Mercy,""Pretty World" and "Cotton." His newest, "Say Grace," was released this year.
Nicholson has won two Grammys as a producer, was nominated to be in the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Texas Songwriter's Hall of Fame. His songs have been used in such movies as "Crazy Heart," and he has worked with artists including Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt and George Strait.
Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. They are available online at www.
mountainstage.musictoday.com, by calling 800-594-8499 or at Taylor Books in Charleston.