• 2022- SPBGMA Nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2018 – Top 10 Inspirational Country Music’s Bluegrass Artist of the Year
  • 2016 – #1 BILLBOARD TOP 10 BLUEGRASS ALBUM CHART – Dave Adkins self-titled album on Mountain Fever Records
  • 2016 – 2nd Place Winner of the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest for “Turn and Burn,” songwriters Dave Adkins, David Morris, Dawn Kenney
  • 2016 – Top 10 Inspirational Country Music’s Bluegrass Artist of the Year
  • 2016 – #1 Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Albums for Dave Adkins album
  • 2016 – #1 three times on Bluegrass Today Top 20 for the single “Change Her Mind”
  • 2016 – #1 Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks for the single “Change Her Mind” (May 2016)
  • 2016 – #1 on Bluegrass Today Top 20 for the single “Sold”
  • 2015 – IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee (Adkins & Loudermilk)
  • 2013 – IBMA Showcase Artist (Dave Adkins & Republik Steele)
  • 2013 – SPBGMA Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee (Dave Adkins)
  • 2013 – SPBGMA Entertaining Group of the Year Nominee (Dave Adkins & Republik Steele)
  • 2013 – TOP 10 BILLBOARD CHART ALBUM – #7 Billboard Bluegrass Chart – That’s Just The Way I Roll

“Dave Adkins has one of the most powerful voices in bluegrass. He can belt out a song filled with emotion and direct to the listener as if there were no one else listening.  With songwriting skills to match his vocal talents, Dave truly can make noteworthy songs.” CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION review of Dave’s 2019 Ablum BETTER DAYS

Brenda Hough

CBA Bluegrass Breakdown

“Earnest bluegrass with a positive vibe and toe tapping energy.”

Calvin Powers

Americana Music Show

In the roots/bluegrass/Americana world, there are some of the most pure vocalists I’ve ever heard, and for me, Dave is in the top of that group.”

Americana Rhythm Music Magazine

“with a voice as big as the western sky and a delivery that matches his burly frame. But since his first appearance as a member of Republic Steele, Dave has developed a fine control of the power at his disposal, turning the full barrage loose only rarely, to very positive effect.”

Bluegrass Today

“Dave Adkins has a voice that can penetrate to the heart and soul of a song, and make the experience a life lesson for the listener.”

California Bluegrass Association

“I am truly proud for Dave. I appreciate his singing, along with his songwriting. He has a heart that’s bigger than his voice. This is good music that will prove its place, and he will continue to be a positive force in this world of Bluegrass.”

Marty Raybon

“With a rhythmically rolling banjo undercurrent, waves of fiddle and guitar raising the listener to emotional crests, Dave Adkins’ voice offers something real, something trustworthy and something thrilling to hold on to. It’s an exciting ride—this self-titled new album from Dave Adkins. Buy an extra copy; Adkins possesses the impressive kind of voice—full of personality and dimension, and instantly relatable—that you just want to share.”

Greg Victor


“A great soulful singer and a man big enough to be a bouncer…….now that’s Bluegrass with authority! Congratulations to a good man I met at the Festival of the Bluegrass last year.”

Ron Simmons

Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association

Dave Adkins is strong stuff, a source of comfort to those in need of assurance that real bluegrass, as heart-grabbing as ever, survives and thrives.




  • September 2019 –Better Days –  Mountain Fever Records
  • March 2018 – Dave Adkins – Right or Wrong – Mountain Fever Records
  • April 7, 2017 – Dave Adkins Trio – Turn To Jesus – Mountain Fever Records
  • Feb 26, 2016 – Dave Adkins – Dave Adkins – Mountain Fever Records
  • March 17, 2015 – Dave Adkins & Edgar Loudermilk – Adkins & Loudermilk – Mountain Fever Records
  • March 11, 2014 – Dave Adkins – Nothin’ To Lose – Mountain Fever Records
  • February 26, 2013 – Dave Adkins & Republik Steele – That’s Just The Way I Roll – Rural Rhythm Records
  • February 12, 2013 – Various Artists – God Didn’t Choose Sides, Volume 1 – Civil War True Stories About Real People – Rural Rhythm Records



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