Since its launch in 1975, CMH Records has released albums from artists whose monumental influence on American roots music is unparalleled. The ‘70s and ‘80s represent the foundational recordings in CMH Records’ bluegrass, old time and traditional country history, with material being put out by Merle Travis, The Osborne Brotheres, Mac Wiseman, Joe Maphis, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Grandpa Jones, Lester Flatt and Eddie Adcock. Producing songs rich in American heritage by artists with their own distinct style created a strong backbone and history for the label.
Throughout the ‘90s and into the new millennium, CMH Records continued to cut records with artists such as Wanda Jackson (a.k.a. “The Queen of Rockabilly”), Raul Malo, Larry Cordle, Pine Mountain Railroad, Jimmy Gaudreau, and many others. It has been said that roots music is the sound of American culture. Listening to the soul in these classic recordings it’s hard to dispute CMH’s renowned position in that landscape.