Big Country Bluegrass draws from the same old time and mountain music traditions that the first generation of musicians drew from when bluegrass burst on the scene in the 1940s. A tight band sound is central and the harmony vocals supportive, and they are built around the distinctive high lead singing which highlights the group's sound. When fans approach the band telling them how they love their style of bluegrass, they also usually insist that the band never change what they are doing. Band leader Tommy Sells quickly tells them, "We are not going to change the way we play and sing because we love traditional bluegrass, and that's all we know." Whether it's at a live show or on their recordings, the music from Big Country Bluegrass comes from deep within their hearts. The band's newest release, their fifth for Rebel Records, marks 32 years as a group, and their dedication to traditional bluegrass is just as strong now as it was when they started back in 1987. Choice material and heartfelt singing coupled with their spirited drive and energy highlight each recording, and Mountains, Mamas, and Memories offers plenty of evidence that the group continues to produce outstanding recordings.