About the Band

Turning Ground is based in Salyersville, Kentucky, rooted deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Their style of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel focuses on original music and was built around five musicians that simply love the music! They borrow from the traditional sounds of yesterday and blend it with the contemporary sounds of today's bluegrass to deliver a solid drive to their music. Nathan Arnett handles powerful lead vocals like a veteran and is one of the great up and coming vocalists and songwriters in the business. Ralph Adams' crisp and clear tenor vocals blend flawlessly with Arnett helping to create the Turning Ground harmony they are quickly becoming known for across the industry. Add in the musicianship and harmonies from Kayla Amburgey's rock solid bass and Josh Cantrell driving the banjo and you'll find one of the most talented, energetic bands to surface onto the professional bluegrass scene in quite some time.

Nathan Arnett: Lead Vocal/Guitar

Ralph Adams: Harmony/Guitar 

Kayla Amburgey: Harmony/Bass

Josh Cantrell: Lead/Harmony/Banjo 

Logan Coslow: Mandolin


nathan arnett

Nathan Arnett is a successful musician from the Mountains of Magoffin County, Kentucky; he is a triple threat with his rootsy song lyrics, authentic voice, and great guitar skills. He has previously worked in bluegrass bands such as Arnett Brothers and company, and High Caliber Grass. In 2011, Nathan formed Turning Ground, which is a bluegrass band based out of eastern, Kentucky that travels across the nation performing in all great bluegrass venues; the majority of the songs are Nathan’s originals. He is also currently working on original solo country material, and plans to release a demo in the near future. There’s no doubt you will be hearing great things from this Kentucky native.

ralph adams

Raised in the small town of Salyersville,, KY, bluegrass music has always been in his blood. Ralph has been involved in music. since he can remember  From the familiar story of growing up playing and singing in the church, for friends and family at get together's, he's always had a passion for music. If you ask Ralph about his playlist he would tell you it consists of a plethora of genres and artists. From Sinatra to Skaggs he has a great appreciation for all varieties and styles of music. By day, Ralph is a Veterinarian in West Liberty, Ky, where he is also part owner of the practice. He is husband to a loving wife Amber and father to three sons Caleb, Cole and Kasyn.

joshua cantrell