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Welcome to the Official site of Grammy Nominated / Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Member, and 2005, 2014  and 2019 IBMA "Dobro Player Of The Year" Uncle Phil Leadbetter.

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My Old Guitar Finally Made It Home 

I bought an RQ Jones from Jerry Douglas back in 1982. I just got it back 38 years later. I sold it to a guy in 1986, and then that guy sold it to Jerry Douglas a few years later. That guitar has been to some cool places. It was the "imposter" for Jerry's guitar at The Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN when Jerry decided he wanted to take him out of the HOF and play it, and he would replace it with my guitar. They were almost exact except mine had a bound fingerboard. No one ever seemed to catch it! So glad to finally get it back and bring it home

New CD is almost finished ! 

Phil Leadbetter And The All-Stars Of Bluegrass "Swing For The fences" CD is almost done. Mixing and mastering is done, and waiting for a release date. I will let you know that date soon.

Working On New Allstars Of Bluegrass CD ! 

We have been working this past week on the new Allstars Of Bluegrass CD at Eastwood Studios in Galax, VA. Very proud of the songs we have laid down this week. We also did out CD and promo photo shoot. Will share some of these photos with you as soon as they are released. Lot's more to come!

Tennessee / Mississippi State Halftime Performance With The Pride Of The Southland Band 

It was a real honor to play at halftime during the Tennessee / Mississippi State Football game on October 12th at Neyland Stadium with my dear friends Steve Gulley, Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Matt Flake, Bryan Turner and Gary Robinson. Very surreal to be standing on that field in front of the largest crowd I have ever performed in front of. Hope to do it again...the crowd loved it! What a HUGE bucket list item  checked off !!!!!

Playing The Iconic Mike Auldridge Guitar 

Certainly a bucket list item for me. I had seen and heard this iconic guitar on many records/CDs  during my life. The first time when I was only 11 years old. I finally got to play it for the first time during the IBMA. Bucket list item !

2019 IBMA "Resonator Guitar Player Of The Year" 

Well......I am a little late announcing, but as of September 26th, I was voted IBMA "Resonator Guitar Player Of The Year". This came as a huge shock to me. I had just got the news 1 week earlier that I was in remission after return of my cancer this past Summer which almost took my life. I am now a 5-time survivor. Winning the IBMA Award was just icing on the cake. Turned a bad year into a great year for me. God has been good to me.

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