Influenced most by his parents who spent hours singing together around the family's piano, Cody Farrar comes by his love for music honestly. Raised on everything from Elvis to Ozzy, he developed a taste for all styles of music ranging from 50's do-wap to classic country to heavy metal. It is exactly this upbringing that has given him the ability to compose songs in such varied styles. The Booneville, Mississippi resident is credited with writing most of the band's original songs and fronts the group with a seasoned voice that one finds almost unbelievable when you consider he is only in his twenties. When not writing new music for the band, Cody enjoys spending time with his wife and being outdoors fishing and camping.
Born in Tupelo but now a resident of Corinth, Mississippi, Britt Sheffield started playing piano at a young age and then added guitar and bass to his list of accomplishments. While he readily admits he's a bit of a newcomer to bluegrass, his stints playing in rock and country bands have molded him into a solid bass player. He enjoys listening to everything from John Mayer to Cadillac Sky to Hank Williams, Sr., and when not on stage, enjoys spending time with his wife and is quite the avid duck hunter.
When Tyler White begged his family for a fiddle after attending the Dixie Stampede at the age of three, who knew he would practically be a
virtuoso by the age of 17? After giving in to his request two years later, then enrolling him in lessons at the age of 7, Tyler has made it his mission to achieve success on his instrument of choice. Fiddle masters such as Stuart Duncan, Bobby Hicks, and Michael Cleveland can be credited for inspiring Tyler resulting in his winning the Mississippi, Alabama, and West Tennessee Junior Fiddle Championships. He has also participated in the "Kids On Bluegrass" program with the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) for the past 7 years. When he doesn't have a fiddle in his hands, The Jumpertown, Mississippi, resident spends his time hunting, fishing, and dreaming of fast cars.
At only 17 years old and still in high school, Zach Wooten is already an accomplished instrumentalist. The Dennis, Mississippi resident started playing guitar at the age of 8 and picked up the mandolin for the first time at 12 years old, winning the State of Mississippi Mandolin Championship in 2011. He credits his love of music to musicians such as Adam Steffey and Chris Thile but is quick to point out that his faith in God has influenced him more than anything else in his life.
Born in Alcorn County, Mississippi, Thelton Vanderford was influenced most by his father, who played banjo and by the sounds of Chet Atkins' guitar playing, which he grew up listening to. He was also quite the fan of old country music and the sounds of Paul Franklin on steel guitar. Being the elder of the band, Vanderford brings a wealth of music history to the group having performed in many bands such as Heismen Quartet, The Senators Quartet, and the Hatchie Bottom Boys. When not playing banjo with Breaking Grass, Vanderford enjoys spending time with his family and working on banjos and guitars.