Chris Jones & The Night Drivers celebrate six No. 1 songs

Article Contributed by Mountain Home … | Published on Friday, May 20, 2022

During a recent performance at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina, Mountain Home Music Company congratulated Chris Jones & The Night Drivers on having six songs from their album Make Each Second Last go to No. 1 on bluegrass radio charts.

The string of chart-topping singles began with “We Needed This Ride,” which was followed by “Leave It At The Gate,” “Quiet Click,” “Whither You Roam,” “Riding The Chief” and “Bed Of Snow.” Each is characteristically Chris Jones, highlighting a deeply personal synthesis of unique sounds, compelling themes and world-class songcraft, all embedded in a recognizably bluegrass setting, creating a sound whose appeal reaches far beyond the world of bluegrass while remaining firmly grounded within it.

“When this current lineup of The Night Drivers first started recording together, it was clear that we had really strong musical and personal compatibility and a shared vision. When our first release was a No. 1 song, we were overjoyed to receive that confirmation. When our next five singles all followed suit, it was beyond what any of us expected,” says Jones. “We’re grateful for the airplay, the support of fans and our Mountain Home family, and we’re just thankful for that kind of affirmation for what we’re doing, especially during this challenging time for any band.”

Listen to these songs — and the rest of Make Each Second Last — HERE.

About Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they’re delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that’s won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country, from MerleFest in North Carolina to California’s Huck Finn Jubilee, and around the world.

Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as “. . . some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters.” Americana artist Jim Lauderdale said of Chris, “He continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period.”

The band — which is Mark Stoffel on mandolin, Grace van’t Hof on banjo and ukelele and Marshall Wilborn on bass — is led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains.

Altogether, members of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have won more than a dozen IBMA awards and have recorded more than ten #1 songs. The Night Drivers also bring name recognition in related fields, as bluegrass fans are well-familiar with Jones for his award-winning work as a SiriusXM DJ, on both Bluegrass Junction and Willie’s Roadhouse.