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Sierra Hull Biography


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Genres: Country, Folk


Sierra Hull was born on September 27, 1991, raised in Byrdstown, Tennessee, and is an American bluegrass singer and mandolinist. Hull is somewhat of a child prodigy, learning to play the mandolin proficiently when she was just eight years old and a year later moving on to master the guitar. By the age of ten, Hull had recorded her first album, “Angel Mountain” and began to play with family members and enter talent competitions. Rounder Records discovered Hull in 2002 at the age of thirteen and signed her to their label.

Hull began to tour with her band, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, which included her brother Cody Hull on guitar, Cory Walker on banjo and Dobro, and John Fox on bass. Two years later, Hull released her debut album, “Secrets,” in 2008, at the age of sixteen, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Despite her passion, drive, and obvious talent, Hull decided that as important as it was for her to have a career as a musician, college was equally important. When Hull was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to study music at the Berklee College of Music, she accepted.

Hull released her second album, “Daybreak,” in 2011 at the age of nineteen, while juggling school and writing. The album was produced by long-time friend and fan, Alison Krauss & Union Station bassist Barry Bales. The album features collaborations with Bryan Sutton on guitar and Randy Kohrs on dobro. Guest singers include Dan Tyminski, Shawn Lane and Ronnie Bowman. The themes on Daybreak are largely relationship oriented and surround universal subjects like love won and lost. The success of Hulls' albums have earned her five International Bluegrass Music Association nominations in the past three years. Hull promises her fans that there is a lot more to come from her yet.