You can barely turn on any of the local news channels or open the local newspapers in Sylva, NC and the surrounding areas without seeing headlines boasting about the Mountain Faith Band from Sylva, North Carolina. They have successfully arrived in the play-offs of America's Got Talent and voting is tomorrow!
Yes, it is completely true that the McMahan family behind the band has been playing together since they were little kids. They not only headline at local festivals and music venues but they've done an impressive amount of traveling as well. It is also true that Mr. McMahan owns High Country Tire at the foot of Cowee Mountain and in between tire changes and gas fill-ups (yes, they have service people fill your tank for the same price as self-serve!), the band would practice their music...and has it ever paid off.
The Mountain Faith Band manages to stay true to their bluegrass roots while taking contemporary pop tunes and improving them. Since the band's performances on AGT, I've looked up the original version of the two songs they performed and Mountain Faith has flat out improved them both.
Nothing will ever equal the international exposure they are currently enjoying on AGT and the viral YouTube videos. They deserve every single second of it and I hope this becomes the catapault for these hardworkers to achieve their dreams of making a full living in the music business.
Please take a good listen to these performances and tune in tomorrow night for America's Got Talent! Like them on facebook and vote, vote, vote.