Based in Salem, Oregon – the duo Phoenix consists of award winning songwriters Tim Crosby and Kathy Boyd – who are well known in the bluegrass world as half of the quartet Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising.
As songwriters and performers collectively their awards include the title of the International Music & Entertainment Association 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year (Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising). Kathy’s vocals in 2016 brought home both the Bluegrass Song of the Year trophy from IMEA with her rendition of Steve Spurgin’s “Let Her Roll” and the silver award in the Global Music Awards for her original tune “Who Will Pray for Me”. The group received two 2017 Josie Music Awards nominations – Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Song of the Year (Let Her Roll) and Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Group of the Year (Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising). In 2018 Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising brought home a silver Global Music Award for their sixth release, “40 Years of Lonesome” in the categories of lyrics/songwriters and album. On March 15th Tim and Kathy each snagged IMEA nominations for songwriting in separate categories, along with an album of the year nod for “40 Years of Lonesome” and a nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year for their entire quartet.
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