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Phil Leadbetter
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  • Phil Leadbetter

    Instrument
    Resonator
    Genre
    Bluegrass / Acoustic / Country
    Strings
    PL1650 Phil Leadbetter Signature Series

    Phil Leadbetter is an award-winning resonator guitar player who’s been recording and touring for over four decades. Recently named the 2014 IBMA Dobor Player of the Year, Phil has performed on renowned venues including Merlefest and the Grand Ole Opry. This gifted musician has played alongside the likes of Vern Gosdin, Grandpa Jones, Grasstowne, The Whites, Dale Ann Bradley and more. Phil continues to bravely and optimistically wage a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma while still maintaining his stellar career. Phil’s third solo album The Next Move, (Pinecastle Records) features some of Phil’s friends and heroes who guest on the project, including Joe Diffie, Steve Wariner, Marty Raybon, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Sam Bush, Ken Mellons, John Cowan, Bela Fleck, Buck White, Con Hunley, Shawn Camp, and more. The Next Move is a reminder to never give up and always remain positive. “Cancer can take a lot from you,” Leadbetter admits, “but it can't kill your dreams.” Phil has a line of signature GHS Strings, the PL1650 Phil Leadbetter Signature Series.