When we found out David was retiring, our first thought was that he deserved it and we were so happy for him. Our second thought? We aren't ready!!! And so....Fast Track was born. From our three advancing members, Dale Perry, Steve Day and Ron Spears, we were privileged enough to add two more veteran grassers to our band family, with Shayne Bartley and Duane Sparks. Sadly, our hearts have recently been broken at the loss of our dear friend and band mate, Ron Spears. He fought a long, hard fight and we know that he is keeping the Angel band on it's toes. We have been fortunate to gain acceptance from Zach Collier of our offer to remain with Fast Track full time, following his stint filling in for Ron and we are excited for everyone to get to know him and what a talented addition he is. We really enjoy playing music together and are focusing on original music arranged and performed in our own unique and traditional style. We look forward to seeing all of you on down the road and continuing to pick, grin and pick some more! Thank you so kindly for your support!!”

— Fast Track Band



Fast Track is a band that formed following the retirement announcement of long time Cardinal Tradition band leader, David Parmley. Three of the four members decided to form the band and sought out to fill the remaining spots, mandolin and guitar, seeking instrumentalists who were also strong vocalists. Wow, did that ever work in their favor.

The five members of Fast Track are not only all highly decorated in awards from the IBMA and SPBGMA organizations, but are also veteran players on the Grand Ole Opry stage, across the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe. Between all of the gentlemen, they have performed with, recorded on and participated in countless projects with bluegrass and country music royalty throughout their most impressive careers.

The Fast Track members are: Dale Perry (banjo, bass vocals), Steve Day (fiddle, vocals), Duane Sparks (guitar, vocals), Shayne Bartley (mandolin, vocals) and Zach Collier (bass, vocals). The band has already successfully released two full-length albums with Engelhardt Music Group out of Nashville, TN, and has completed a third studio recording expected later this year. It truly seems there is just no stopping once you jump on this FAST TRACK! 

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