Gena Britt grew up in a small town in North Carolina where she fell in love with the sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age. Gena has been a member of three critically acclaimed bands including Petticoat Junction, New Vintage, and Lou Reid & Carolina . She formed her own band in 2001, called The Gena Britt Band & was also a graduating member of Leadership Bluegrass in 2003.
She has free-lanced with such groups as The Lonesome River Band, Carolina Road, Sally Jones & The Sidewinders, The Alecia Nugent Band, The Donna Hughes Band, and most recently the DaleAnn Bradley Band. Gena has received three IBMA awards. Those include Recorded Event of The Year in 2001, for her work on "Follow Me Back To the Fold", Recorded Event of the Year in 2006 for "Back to the Well" by the Daughters of Bluegrass and Album of the Year in 2006 for her contribution to "Celebration of Life", Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. She has also received three other notable nominations. Two from SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music), that include Female Vocalist of the Year in 2002 & Album of the Year for "Back to the Well" by the Daughters of Bluegrass in 2007. The remaining nomination was from IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in 2005 for Recorded Event of the Year "Daughters of American Bluegrass".
Gena has also been featured on the cover of Bluegrass Now magazine.
She has a solo project that was released in early 2008 & is currently touring with Dale Ann Bradley. She is also a member of the award winning ensemble "The Daughters of Bluegrass" & is a sought after studio musician & vocalist.
Gena & her husband Tim make their home in Clinton, North Carolina & they have two beautiful daughters, Jalyn & Dalsyn.