Originally from Ackerman, Mississippi, Alan Sibley began his career in music playing mandolin with the legendary first family of bluegrass gospel, The Sullivan Family. Sibley performed in more than thirty states with The Sullivan Family, The Larry Wallace Band, and Jerry and Tammy Sullivan, but after seven years of being a sideman in other groups, Sibley formed his own band in 2008, The Magnolia Ramblers.
Sibley is a four-time Magnolia State Bluegrass Association “Male Vocalist of the Year” recipient and an eight-time “Mandolin Player of the Year” recipient. The Magnolia Ramblers were also voted the MSBA “Band of the Year” in 2014, 2016, and 2017. Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers have a repertoire consisting of standard and original gospel material as well as traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals.