Academy of Country Music award winners Brush Arbor are still on the scene with their fresh unplugged sound!

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After thousands of concerts as the Academy of Country Music Awards recipient Brush Arbor, Jim Rice and Brush Arbor are still keeping the legacy alive.
Lead singer/song writer, Jim Rice, Joe Rice, Mike Wilson and Mark Craig continue to bring their acoustic sound, great songs, harmonies, and stories that have kept audiences coming back for decades.

Their music, stories of laughter and message of hope continues to encourage and entertain those in need of some wholesome and positive reinforcement for the soul. They have entertained hundreds of thousands and still their personal appearances, music and Jim’s books continue to make a positive impact.

Whether the band Brush Arbor or Jim Rice doing a solo event, you can see them appearing at churches, banquets, fund raisers, schools , family gatherings, as well as corporate and charity events. Please contact us if you have interest in having them do an event. You’ll be glad you did.

My Easter Prayer, April 2020

The corona virus has changed most everything. It came from Wuhan and has quickly spread throughout the globe. This virus can enter a body and kill it. I pray none of you will get it. And hopefully, a cure can be developed soon and the virus defeated.


The sin virus also changed everything! It came from the Garden of Eden and spread through out all of mankind through the seed of Adam. This virus did enter your body at birth and can kill not just your body but your soul to eternity. The Good News is that there is a cure for this virus. It was developed by God and is yours for the taking.


I Peter 2:24 tells us that Jesus took our sin in his body on the tree. He then rose from the grave. You see, just as those that recover from the corona virus are able to use their blood plasma to bring others to health, Jesus shed His blood and it is now the cure for our sin virus. Jesus overcame the sin virus and death through the Cross and Resurrection. That’s what Easter is about.


2 Corinthians 5:21 says that God made Jesus His son, who knew no sin (God in the flesh, not from the seed of Adam), become your cure to restore you to righteousness and communion with God the Father. Isaiah’s prophecy over 700 years before it happened, said that the Lord would lay on Jesus the Messiah, the iniquity of us all (Is. 53:4-6, 12), and that he would bare our sin and make intercession for our transgressions. He did it on the Cross with His blood.


Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus came to shed his blood for the cure from sin and restoration to fellowship with God. And we receive it, by believing on Jesus’ name, the way the Creator developed it to be taken, by faith.


God became a man in the form of His Son, Jesus the Messiah, who shed His blood on the tree and rose again that we might live and be restored from sin to fellowship with God. He defeated sin and death. When this body of mine is done, I will await the great Resurrection of all those who partake of God’s cure, Jesus the Lamb of God. Those that believe will be raised with Him into glorious bodies like the one He had after He rose from the dead. Good Friday was the day of the cure, His shed blood. That’s the day he defeated sin, then Sunday He rose and defeated death. At Pentecost His Spirit came and inhabited the first believers and continues to reside in the hearts of all who believe.


So this Easter season, I pray for all, that none of you get the corona virus and that if you haven’t yet received God’s remedy for sin, Jesus Christ, that you might do that now by praying this prayer, “Our Father in heaven, I thank you for providing through Jesus Christ, the cure for my sin. I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me of sin today. By faith I ask Jesus to come into my heart and begin to bring me into complete restoration and communion with You now and then on into life eternal. Help me to begin now to grow in your grace, your mercy, and your love each day going forward. I accept Your free gift and thank you for it in the name of Jesus. Amen!”


If you already have received Jesus, please pass this on to others. If you prayed this prayer just now, welcome to the family of God! He is Risen. Happy Easter!


Jim Rice

Members of the band


Jim Rice

Lead Singer

Jim Rice is lead singer and primary songwriter, who continues to turn out great songs year after year. He also plays guitar, five string banjo, dobro, pedal steel, and harmonica.


Mike Wilson

Acoustic Guitar

Mike Wilson, who years ago played keyboards for the band and sang baritone, is now playing acoustic guitar and still singing great harmonies.


Mark Craig

Bass Guitar

Mark Craig who has been the band’s recording producer for decades is now playing bass, and adding some bass vocal parts on the four-part harmony.


Joe Rice


Joe Rice, Jim‘s brother is back in the band still singing great tenor harmonies and adding his flavors to everything with his mandolin.

Just Released


Many times after a concert when people come to meet us and buy our CDs, they ask which one has the most banjo and Bluegrass? So this time, I decided to play banjo on every song and record songs that people seem to like the most in a concert setting.

Some music just makes you happy. Ever tried to stay depressed while listening to mariachi music? Can’t do it. It’s upbeat and happy like banjo music, bluegrass toe tappers. My fellow pickers and singers on this recording are authentic and have raw talent so that the recording is down home grits and gravy, comfort music. Hope you enjoy it and play it every time you need a pick up to get you through the flat lines in your life.

So here ya go…’More Banjo, Please’ is just that. Fun, upbeat, and happy songs. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it!

Jim Rice

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