2006

Releases Live at the Ryman, a live bluegrass performance from the Ryman Auditorium

Performs for First Lady, Laura Bush, at a fundraiser for her cancer charity.

Receives 2 nominations by the Americana Music Association: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Souls' Chapel.

Hosts the 17th Annual International Bluegrass Music Award show

Has a street named after him in Sparta, TN