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Aldridge's attraction to musical instruments dates back to his early grade school days when he played drums, piano, and guitar. He learned to clog dance, and by high school Darin was also playing saxophone and winning awards for his musical abilities. In 1994, the banjo and mandolin were added to his instrument arsenal. Some of his previous band work has been with Carolina Crossfire, Dr. Bobby Jones' Band, and Acoustic Syndicate. "Stain Glass Tears" and "Will You Be Ready" are cuts on this album that were co-written with Bobby Jones. In 1998, Darin started doing six shows a day with others at Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park until the call came from The Country Gentlemen on New Years Day in 1999. Three times nominated for SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year (2000, 2001 and 2002), Darin Aldridge is clearly a talent to watch as he rises to stardom. His first solo album, "In Time," was released in 2000 to much critical acclaim.