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Multi-IBMA Award Winning Duo Returns to the Appalachian Theatre
Link to Darin & Brooke Aldridge Assets

BOONE, NC – The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is proud to welcome Darin and
Brooke Aldridge back to the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music for a concert on Friday,
April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets for the multi-award-winning band are $25 and are
available now.

With roots in Avery County, this husband-and-wife team has placed several tracks at the top of
the Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass, and Gospel charts. With two new band members, a new
record label, and five original songs on their latest album, This Life We’re Livin’, the Aldridges
celebrate the space they now occupy – the top of bluegrass music. Their music videos
“Wildflower,” “Tennessee Flat Top Box,” and “Once in A While” were heavily featured on media
outlets including CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV and The Bluegrass Situation.
Television appearances include PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, RFD-TV,
Blue Highways TV, Song of the Mountains, Woodsongs, Larry’s Country Diner, and Music City
Roots. Their long-held dream to play the Grand Ole Opry came true on July 4, 2017, and since
then, they’ve graced the Opry stage more than 35 times.

Darin comes from musical beginnings, surrounded by a talented family devoted to the
traditional music of Western North Carolina. He was raised in Cherryville, but according to him,
“Both of my parents and 98 percent of my family are from Avery County, in the Crossnore and
Newland area.”

He spent six years as a member of the acclaimed Country Gentleman and is a highly soughtafter multi-instrumentalist. Darin was named the IBMA’s Momentum Mentor of the Year in
2017 for his efforts at teaching and mentoring youth on guitar and mandolin and for giving
unselfishly of his time and talents at public events at places like the Earl Scruggs Center in
Shelby, NC.

Brooke began performing at a young age, singing at church and family functions before
competing and eventually becoming a finalist in the “Nashville Star” competition. She is also an
alumna of Appalachian State University, where Brooke developed her love for bluegrass,
eventually leading her to cross paths with her now husband.

Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the
unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music. In
addition, their band was recognized with the IBMA’s nomination for 2021 Vocal Group of the

Both are highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right. Brooke is the four-time consecutive
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year (2017-2020)
and was nominated for a fifth time in 2021. She is lauded for having one of the most powerful
voices in music of any genre.

The COVID-19 pandemic generated their innovative weekly video podcast, “The Carolina
Sessions,” which can be found on YouTube. The Aldridges converse with bluegrass artists
from all around the Carolinas on the show. Darin says, “For us, there’s never been a period of
time that music hasn’t shaped our lives in some way. Here in North Carolina alone, it seems
there’s music to be heard around every corner. There’s always a story to be told.”
While the App Theatre’s online ticketing system is accessible 24/7, customers can avoid online
convenience fees by visiting the lobby box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, or two hours prior to showtime. For a complete performance schedule of all
upcoming events, or to sign up for the theatre’s e-blast distribution list, visit the organization’s
reimagined website at

Events, days, dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change without notice.
About the Appalachian Theatre
The mission of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is to revitalize and sustain this historic community
touchstone as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with a special focus on programs that celebrate our
distinctive Appalachian heritage and enhance our capacity to serve as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High
Country. Once a gorgeous 999-seat Art Deco movie house, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted
for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theatre reopened its doors after a $10 million renovation that
brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theatre and created a new 629-seat, state-of-the-art,
acoustically pristine venue for live concerts, films, plays, and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theatre
has entertained regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone, NC since 1938.