North Carolina-raised, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/mandolinist Ashby Frank stands out from the crowd. Since his arrival in Nashville in the early part of the century, Frank has become known as one of Music City’s most valuable collaborators, and now he has begun releasing music of his own with Mountain Home Music Company. His first single with the label, “Midnight Highway,” quickly topped Bluegrass radio charts as a broad range of listeners became acquainted with talents that industry observers have known about for years. Ashby’s resume includes stints as a collaborative member of the Mashville Brigade and the Likely Culprits, as well as recordings and performances with a wide array of bluegrass and roots music mainstays, including the Earls of Leicester, John Cowan’s HercuLeons, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Marty Raybon Band, and Special Consensus. He’s scored as a hit songwriter, too, penning songs for Junior Sisk, Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, Amanda Cook, Dale Ann Bradley, Lindley Creek and more, and even taken on the world of comedy as a member of the Darrell Brothers.