Edens Edge took to their website and twitter this morning to announce that one of their founding members, Hannah Blaylock, has sadly left the trio. Cherrill Green and Dean Berner posted this message for their fans this morning on their site:
Edens Edge said farewell to a founding member of the group, who left upon her own accord and with much disappointment. They played their final show on February 22, 2013 at The Grand Ole Opry. The Arkansas natives made their sentimental Opry debut on March 5th, 2011. Dean found the location of their last show to be beautifully ironic as, “The Opry stage is a place that artists begin living the first pages of their journey and many times it is the last place they play before their earthly journey ends and tonight we couldn’t have asked for a better place to open this new chapter for Edens Edge than on such a gracious stage.”
Dean & Cherrill would like to personally thank Scott Borchetta for his belief and support in Edens Edge. They’re forever grateful for the time spent inside the Big Machine family.
Personal message from Dean: “We’re literally living on the “edge” right now, as we regroup, write, and the next chapter of our band is revealed. It’s a crazy but exciting time, and we hope everyone will join us on the journey.”
Personal message from Cherrill: “One of my favorite parts of the past few years, in addition to amazing tours and performing on the Opry stage, was getting to make and meet fans. Feeling supported and loved as you are following your dreams is one of the most amazing gifts. I can’t thank the fans enough, and we can’t wait to get back out there and see them all again.”
Cherrill and Dean have announced that they are still writing and recording new music, although it looks as though they’re no longer part of the Big Machine family. “The new freedom we have in the writing process has injected creativity and life into every lyric. It has allowed us to create songs that are true to the love for traditional sounds that brought us together but we’re also taking some unconventional risks with regard to collaborations, new faces and content. We’re pushing our own boundaries. I can’t wait for our wonderfully loyal fans to hear what we’ve been working away on,” said Cherrill, excitedly.
Edens Edge was formed back in 2004 and was signed in 2010 by Scott Borchetta to Big Machine Records. Currently, Edens Edge is listed as an Archived Artist on the Big Machine website.
Deans priority is to get Edens Edge back on the road to perform for fans. “We will never be the same as we were before, but we believe that the changes will lead to a more exciting and electrically engaging stage show.”