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Larry Sparks is a dedicated leader in the field of bluegrass music and is among the most widely-known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. Larry began his career in the mid-1960s as guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969 (The Lonesome Ramblers) and over the years he has released many albums, delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship. This year he will be celebrating 50 years with Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers. Among the many prestigious venues Larry has performed are the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, and many other PBS appearances. He and the Lonesome Ramblers have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. Larry has been recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Associations Male Vocalist of the Year. Larry was also awarded Album of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year with his album Larry Sparks 40 featuring several artists such as Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall and many more. In addition, Larry received the honor of being inducted into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into The George D. Hays (founder of the Grand Ole Opry) Hall of Fame. Larry was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Associations Hall Of Fame October 1st 2015. Larrys 50th Celebration CD in bluegrass music was released August 5th 2014 and features bluegrass legends Ralph Stanley, Curly Seckler, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Alison Krauss and Judy Marshall. The single from the CD titled Bitterweeds went to number one on Blue Grass Today AirPlay Direct. His latest CD is Larry Sparks Vintage. Throughout his long career Larry has stuck with what works. He has followed his vision and he has made an enormous contribution to the music. Larry Sparks has kept his music real.

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