Carson Peters & Iron Mountain
The Birthplace of Country Music presents Carson Peters & Iron Mountain in concert at the museum!
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Piney Flats, Tennessee native Carson Peters started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone his fiddling and singing talents and has won many competitions along the way.
At 15 years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band Iron Mountain throughout the United States and Canada; Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Song of the Mountains, Carter Family Fold, Silver Dollar City BBQ and Bluegrass, Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, and Bluegrass Island, to name a few.
Carson had the honor of playing on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey, as well as play with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.
On March 28, 2014, Carson’s dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to come perform with him and his band, Kentucky Thunder. In May of the same year, Carson was asked to make a reappearance at the Opry, but this time with his own band. On July 31, 2014, Carson made his Ryman Auditorium debut playing again with Ricky Skaggs during the 2014 Bluegrass Nights series. Since these appearances, Carson and his band have performed numerous occasions on the Opry Show.
In November of 2018, Carson was thrilled to be asked to
play fiddle for his buddy Ricky Skaggs when he was honored at the nationally televised 52nd CMA Awards Show.
Carson says that winning trophies and getting your name in the paper is “really cool” but that is not the
main reason he works so hard at his music. “It’s all about using the talent God gave me to make people smile!”
Carson truly loves entertaining people!