People get really excited when they hear bluegrass, and even more excited when they realize it's music that they can create themselves. I think demonstrating that it's an open, welcoming community based on passion for the music will help people see themselves as someone who could play bluegrass.
To tell you the truth, I don’t want to fight I just want to say one thing outright to you Ain’t we flesh and blood all through And ain’t we brothers too? -- Sam Gleaves (feat. Tim O'Brien), "Ain't We Brothers?"
"Once the Bluegrass Pride initiative got rolling, there was a lot of excitement around all the possibilities at hand," Godman says. "My mind was full of ideas, but doing a bluegrass cover of Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' was a must. After mentioning the idea to Melody Walker of Front Country, it all just fell into place. It was such a fun time to record this and experience a community coming together."