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It takes a lot of work to make things look easy. It also takes a lot of sacrifice and Jere Cherryholmes, the patriarch of the band Cherryholmes, who have just released "Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe," has some advice for those would-be bluegrass family bands that see them on stage making things look easy: "It's not for everybody," he says during a phone conversation from his Nashville home. "People that have aspirations after seeing us and have their kid say, 'Yeah, Dad let's go get a bus and go out on the road and do this.' I always want to tell them, 'hey, it ain't that easy'."  ...
It has been more than a year and a half since family bluegrass band Cherryholmes turned the bluegrass world upside down by walking off the Ryman stage at the 2005 IBMA Awards with the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award tightly in their collective grasps, leaving no less than Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Doyle Lawson in their wake. Shortly thereafter, their self-titled debut release on Skaggs Family was released to sterling reviews and the whirlwind surrounding this close-knit family from Nashville (by way of Los Angeles) began spinning harder and generating even more momentum.   ...
No matter how the final week of October played out, it was going to be a watershed in the lives of the Cherryholmes family, whose meteoric rise over the last few years has caught much of the bluegrass world by complete surprise. On the heels of the September release of their first nationally distributed recording (self-titled on Skaggs Family) to enthusiastic reviews, they were at the annual International Bluegrass Music Association trade fair and awards shindig being held in Nashville for the first time.  ...

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