Lonesome Road is a bluegrass band based in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas that has performed with the same, original members for 23 years. Rob, David, Ron, and Shelly attribute their longevity to compatibility, both musically and personally. Of course, being not merely bandmates but best friends helps their music. It was true early on when Lonesome Road won the 1999 S.P.B.G.M.A. International Band Contest in Nashville, Tennessee, and it remains true today.