Carl Story ranks among the pioneers of Bluegrass music. He is even known lovingly by his fans and the industry as the Father of Bluegrass Gospel. Yes, that?s quite a moniker to live up to. But it was most certainly earned by this very talented man. Carl Story hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains from which he rarely strayed ? either physically or musically. He began playing and singing as a 9-year old boy in Lenoir, North Carolina. His voice, fiddle and guitar took him northward to Lynchburg, Virginia where he landed his first live radio gig at age 17. His travels took him back home to Lenoir for a while, then on to Spartanburg, Hickory and Asheville. He eventually met up with Bill Monroe and became one of Monroe?s Blue Grass Boys until Carl joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. After the war in Asheville, Carl brought together some old playing buddies and the Rambling Mountaineers were re-born. From their radio job in Asheville, the group moved on to radio stints in Knoxville, Bristol and Charlotte only to return to Asheville where they remained until 1960. Carl Story began recording with Mercury in 1947, about the same time as Bill Monroe was breaking ground with Columbia. Carl recorded for several companies including Columbia, Starday and CMH. In 1966, while Carl Story and The Rambling Mountaineers were between major label contracts, he recorded this project for Russell Sims and Sims Records. The group at the time of this recording boasted the strongest line-up of Rambling Mountaineers ever assembled. The Brewster Brothers, Bud and Willie, played banjo and mandolin respectively. Autry Inman was the bassist and legendary musicians Buddy Spicher and D.J. Fontana signed in as the group?s fiddler and drummer. Music Mill Entertainment is proud to offer this recording for the first time ever on compact disc. The warmth of this signature performance is captured as evidence of classic Bluegrass Gospel.