MORRISTOWN - The Joseph Sisters have steadily made a name for themselves in the Ohio Valley and beyond, playing a full slate of shows during the past year.
A phone call the Wheeling-based group received earlier this year didn't make that success any less special.
"We jumped around the room and cried a good bit," Jamie Joseph said.
Photo by J.W. Johnson Jr.
Wheeling residents Shalyn, Jamie and Marybeth Joseph perform Saturday at Jamboree In The Hills. It was The Joseph Sisters’ first performance on the main stage.
The phone call was from the organizers of Jamboree In The Hills asking the girls to perform on the main stage, which they did Saturday afternoon to an enthusiastic crowd. Jamie, along with sisters Marybeth and Shalyn, had previously played between main stage acts on the Jamboree side stage, but had never before been on the official lineup.
"This is something we've wanted to do since we were little," Shalyn Joseph said.
Throughout the group's set, they interacted with a large group passing through the photo line and played originals from both their past and upcoming albums.
"It went so fast," Marybeth Joseph said. "The crowd makes you wan to stay out there all day."
Their Jamboree set was just the next in line of a busy summer opening for acts like The Clarks and Phil Vasser. After a series of dates in August, the girls will return to Nashville to finish recording their second album, which they expect to be released before Christmas.
Saturday's rain was heavy at times, but didn't put a damper on the festivities. In addition to The Joseph Sisters, acts included Ron Retzer and 1170, Raven Cliff, Hillbilly Way, Joe Zelek and the Rust Belt Kings, Jason Thomas, Chris Janson, The Henningsens, Kip Moore, Trace Adkins and headliner Toby Keith.