Lonesome Road is a bluegrass band based in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas and has performed for 21 years. Rob, David, Ron, and Shelly attribute their longevity to compatibility, both musically and personally. Of course, being not merely band mates 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.