Acclaimed vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Sizemore has been recognized by Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky as a Distinguished Alumni for the year of 2012. Sizemore attended the school (then Prestonsburg Community College) from 1986-88. While there he was instrumental in forming the Alpha Nu Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honorary society of community and junior colleges and became its first president. He also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges.
Over the past ten years, Sizemore has raised over $70,000.00 to fund scholarships allowing deserving students in Eastern Kentucky to attend his alma mater.
Sizemore holds dual careers –running a successful law practice in Kentucky and continuing his music career as one of the most respected vocalist in bluegrass music that began at the age of 16 when he replaced Keith Whitley in Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys.
After attending Prestonsburg Community College, Sizemore enrolled at the University of Kentucky, graduating with High Distinction in 1990. The same year he moved to Nashville and later enrolled in Nashville School of Law, where he earned his law degree with honors.
Sizemore has recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums including “Heartache Looking for a Home” and “Good News” on Rounder Records along with a “The Story Is…The Songs of Tom T. Hall.”
Charlie Sizemore is featured on the cover of the February 2012 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine that includes a rare interview with the acclaimed, singer-songwriter. Sizemore uncharacteristically opens up about his music, his career as a lawyer, and discusses his hit album, HEARTACHE LOOKING FOR A HOME (Rounder Records), plus his hit single, “No Lawyers in Heaven” that has topped all major bluegrass radio charts over the last year.
“As long as bluegrass has singers and writers like Charlie Sizemore, it’s in good hands.” Check out the entire review of “Heartache Looking For A Home” at the Lonesome Road Review.
“From start to finish, Charlie Sizemore’s “Heartache Looking for a Home” is a potent bluegrass album. With a voice that would be equally effective in country music, Sizemore is very much the Vern Gosdin of the bluegrass world: a favorite of fellow singers and instrumentalists, he is seemingly under appreciated by the masses.”
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Rounder Records releases new album by Charlie Sizemore titled, HEARTACHE LOOKING FOR A HOME.
Congratulations to Sheldon Buckmaster of Petoskey, Michigan who placed the winning bid for the Autographed Guitar Signed by KENNY CHESNEY, RALPH STANLEY, TOM T. HALL, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson and more! CHARLIE SIZEMORE auctioned the acoustic, dreadnaught Blueridge B-40 guitar with a Golden Gate hardshell case on EBAY to fund scholarships at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Nomination for 2008 Intertionational Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) SONG OF THE YEAR Award for “Alison’s Band”. Songwriter’s Charlie Sizemore and Buddy Cannon
Nomination for 2008 IBMA Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project (writer, album, artist, label) – Ron Thomason, Good News, The Charlie Sizemore Band, Rounder Records