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, Shayne Bartley and Duane Sparks. Sadly, our hearts were broken at the loss of our dear friend and bandmate, Ron Spears. He fought a long, hard fight and we know that he's keeping the Angel band on its toes. We have been fortunate to work with some very talented bass players since and look forward to continue honoring Ron’s legacy through music. We are proud to welcome veteran Bass man, Randy Barnes into the band and look forward to picking with him for a long, long time. 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 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 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 Randy Barnes (bass, vocals). The band has successfully released four full-length albums with Engelhardt Music Group out of Nashville, TN. It truly seems there is just no stopping once you jump on this FAST TRACK! 

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