and garnered the first of many nominations for Mandolin Player of the Year. She played the Kennedy
Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship
at the Berklee College of Music. As a 20-year-old, Hull played the White House.
By 2016, Hull had reached a more mature place in her life and in her art. She tapped legendary
bluegrass musician Bela Fleck to produce her third album, Weighted Mind. A departure from her
opening pair of records that blended progressive elements with traditional structure, Hull let go of
whatever preconceptions existed- both hers and those of her audience- and birthed a Grammy-
nominated masterpiece. Through it all, Hull has maintained a rigorous touring schedule. Even when off
the road, she is frequently guesting with friends and legends, joining such icons as the Indigo Girls, Garth
Brooks, and Gillian Welch, and performing at the Country Music Awards with Ricky Skaggs, Brad Paisley,
and Marty Stuart.