The Davisson Brothers Band Pen The Ultimate Love Letter To Their Stomping Grounds

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, April 28, 2023

With their brand new album Home Is Where The Heart Is, the Davisson Brothers Band set out to paint a clear picture of their homeland. Created like a declaration of musical independence—a national anthem for the Appalachian way of life—Home Is Where The Heart Is is the masterpiece the band has worked toward their whole career, and after working hard to earn the respect of their peers, it wasn’t done alone. Produced by wildly popular songwriter and recording artist Brent Cobb and Nashville’s legendary recording studio character David “Ferg” Ferguson, Home Is Where The Heart Is finds Davisson Brothers Band—brothers Chris and Donnie Davisson on lead guitar and lead vocals, respectively, their nephew Gerrod Bee on bass and life-long family friend Aaron Regester on drums—joined in the studio by bluegrass (Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Rob McCoury) and jam-band royalty (Vince Herman, Lindsay Lou, and more) to help round out their signature mountain sound.

Fans can stream or purchase Home Is Where The Heart Is today at this link and check out the Davisson’s music video for “Mountain High” right here. The Davisson Brothers Band has a host of festival appearances and headlining shows from now until October on the calendar, but their first stop post-album-release is at none other than the Grand Ole Opry. The band will take the stage at the world-famous Opry House tomorrow night, April 29th. A full list of tour dates can be found below or at

More About Home Is Where The Heart Is: The Davisson brothers enlisted big names Brent Cobb and David “Ferg” Ferguson to produce, and although the album was recorded by the band themselves, icons like Tim O’Brien, Rob McCoury, Stewart Duncan, Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman, Ronnie Bowman, Kyle Tuttle, Lindsay Lou, and more are featured.

Then there was the songwriting, which put trusted Music City tunesmiths like Wyatt Durrette, Rob Snyder, Channing Wilson, and Adam Hood in the same room as “the grandpa of jam bands” (Herman), “the world champion banjo player” (Tuttle), and more. “My first thought was to take some of our writer friends from Nashville, and get them out of Nashville,” Chris explains. “I wanted to put them together with some of our Jam Band/Bluegrass buddies and do something that’s never been done.”

“We ended up in South Carolina at a lodge, and I was a little nervous to see how this would go, but it was magic,” Chris continues. “The country guys had never been in a bluegrass jam circle, and I’ve got the best mandolin guys, the best banjo guys, and here’s this country writer just soaking it all in for a week. By the last two days, these songs just started coming out.” By the end, the Davissons had nearly 100 songs to choose from, with Cobb and Ferguson (famous as Johnny Cash’s favored engineer) to guide the album’s creation. Setting up shop in Nashville’s famous Cowboy Arms Hotel And Recording Spa, they immediately recognized the “home” theme, and wisely aimed to distill the Davisson Brothers sound down to its essential ingredients, something as pure and potent as mountain moonshine—and just as transparent.

“What makes me more proud of this album than anything is the way it happened,” Chris says. “It wasn’t something somebody put on paper in a conference room. Between Brent’s vision for a song’s vibe, and David’s ability to capture them so well, this is basically the album we’ve been trying to accomplish our whole career.”

Home Is Where The Heart Is Tracklist:


Mountain High

Appalachian Breeze

Eastern Kentucky

Wild and Wonderful

Cross My Heart

John Deere Tractor

Long Hard Road

She Ain’t Coming Back

Life On Fire

I’m Good With It


Catch Davisson Brothers Band On Tour:

April 28 - Winnsboro, SC - Carolina Adventure World

April 29 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry

May 6 - St. Mary’s, WV - St. Mary’s High School

May 12 - Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle

May 20 - Charleston, WV - The Bucket

June 3 - Electric City, WA - Sunbanks Country Music Festival

June 9 - Winchester, VA - Backseat Events

June 11 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Carolina Country Music Fest

June 16 - Kannapolis, NC - The Swanee Theater

June 17 - St Albans, WV - YakFest

June 18 - Wildwood, NJ - Barefoot Country Music Fest

June 23 - Glenville, WV - Sue Morris Complex

June 24 - Zanesville, OH - American Made Country Music Festival

June 30 - Cumberland, MD - Ali Ghan Shrine Club

July 1 - Salem, WV - Fourth of July Celebration

July 4 - Gallipolis, OH - Gallipolis River Rec Fest

July 7 - Morgantown, WV - Ruby Amphitheatre

July 8 - White Hall, WV - Town of White Hall

July 29 - Mineral Wells, WV - West Virginia Laborers’ Training Center

August 1 - Petersburg, WV - Tri County Fair

August 4 - Ravenswood, WV - Ohio River Festival

August 5 - Mount Airy, MD - Mount Airy VFC Carnival

August 10 - Mannington, WV - Mannington District Fair

August 11 - Davis, WV - Canaan Valley Resort

Sept. 2 - Webster Springs, WV - Bergoo Bash

Sept. 30 - Kingwood, WV - Preston County Buckwheat Festival

Oct. 6 - Salem, WV - Salem Apple Butter Festival

Ticket info for all dates can be found at