Brand New Strings

Brand New Strings

 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Fresh from the great Smoky Mountains comes Brand New Strings celebrating their chart hit album, NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Currently now on tour and also performing additional dates with acclaimed vocalist, CARRIE HASSLER.


Hard drivin' bluegrass songs, both original and traditional, along with fresh new bluegrass gospel tunes, fine instrumentation, and two strong lead vocalists make up this exciting new band comprised of Randall Massengill, Mike Ramsey, Stuart Wyrick, Preston Schmidt.

Late 2008, these East Tennessee musicians came together to form BRAND NEW STRINGS and since that time, they have added fiddler extraordinaire, Preston Schmidt. Mike, Stuart, and Randall had performed together in the past with the bluegrass gospel group, New Road and Randall also formers with Blue Moon Rising.

BRAND NEW STRINGS is also performing dates in 2011 and 2012 with acclaimed vocalist Carrie Hassler.

After just forming Brand New Strings, the band decided to enter a few band competitions and to their surprise immediately won the 2008 Band Championship by the Smoky Mountain FiddlerÂ’s Convention, won the 2008 Band Championship by the Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival and won the 2009 SPBGMA Band Competition. During the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass, Brand New Strings signed a recording contract with L.A. based, Rural Rhythm Records and their first album, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, was released in February 2010.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED was recorded in Cumberland Gap, TN with studio owner and Producer, Steve Gulley. Two singles have been released from the album including the first, Merry Go Round, and the latest single release, Law of the Land. Numerous other tracks also receive tremendous support from radio stations around the world.

Brand New Strings was chosen as an official IBMA Showcase artist and performed during the 2010 IBMA World of Bluegrass. The band was also nominated as the 2010 Bluegrass Band of the Year by the French Country Music Awards.


Feb 2010 - NO STRINGS ATTACHED album released on Rural Rhythm Records

Two single releases, "Merry Go Round" and the latest single release, "Law of the Land" from the album "NO STRINGS ATTACHED"

Set List

Typical 45-50 minute sets that include songs from their brand new album.