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Sugar Hill Records
Parent company Welk Music Group
Founded 1978
Founder Barry Poss, David Freeman
Distributing label EMI
Genre Bluegrass, Americana
Country of origin U.S.
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Official Website Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill Records is an American bluegrass and Americana record label. It was founded in Durham, North Carolina in 1978 by Barry Poss with assistance from David Freeman, the owner of County Records and Rebel Records.[1][2] Poss acquired full control of Sugar Hill in 1980 and owned the label until 1998, when he sold it to the Welk Music Group, owner of Vanguard Records.[3] Poss stayed on as president, and in 2002 was promoted to chairman. Sugar Hill remained in Durham until 2007, when Poss moved the label to Nashville, Tennessee. Among the many notable artists who have released albums on the label are Nickel Creek, Doc Watson, Townes Van Zandt, Ricky Skaggs, Guy Clark, Sam Bush and Dolly Parton. One of Parton's albums for Sugar Hill, Halos & Horns (2002), included a song called "Sugar Hill", which she wrote as a tribute to the label.


Label-related awards

Sugar Hill artists have won a series of Grammy Awards for Best Bluegrass Album, including:

The label's Grammy-winning artists in other categories include:

In 2006, Sugar Hill executive Barry Poss won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association.[4]

Artists currently or formerly with Sugar Hill

(alphabetical (by last name for single artist))




See also


  1. ^ Hoffman, Frank and Ferstler, Howard, ed (2005). "Country Records (sic)". Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2nd ed.). CRC Press. pp. 245–246. ISBN 041593835X.  
  2. ^ Goldsmith, Thomas, ed (2004). "Introduction". The Bluegrass Reader. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. pp. 24. ISBN 0252029143.  
  3. ^ Hoffman, Frank and Ferstler, Howard, ed (2005). "Sugar Hill (label) (II)". Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2nd ed.). CRC Press. pp. 1078. ISBN 041593835X.  
  4. ^ Schoenberger, John (2006-08-10). "Poss, Toussaint, Vaughan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards". Radio Monitor (San Francisco: Retrieved 2009-07-04.  

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