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New tunes to write, roads to travel, fans to win over

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After 10 years of touring and making music, it still feels right.

That’s according to Chatham County Line member Dave Wilson.

“Being together for this long, we are still really loving what we’re doing,” he said during a recent interview. “We are still feeling inspired every time we get onstage and write new songs.”

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Wilson said the work isn’t tiring and the members aren’t sick of each other.

“Having new fans find us is an amazing thing,” he said. “That’s another aspect that keeps us going.”

Chatham County Line formed in Raleigh, N.C., in 1999 when members Wilson, Chandler Holt, John Teer and Greg Readling moved on from their old band, Stillhouse.

The quartet decided to play bluegrass and have seen success in Europe as well as in the United States.

The band is touring in support of its 2010 release, “Wildwood.”

“It’s been amazing to see how we’ve been welcomed into the scene,” he said. “Part of our success is that we are touring nonstop.”

Part of the band’s schedule keeps it touring Europe, where it has a big following.

“We really took off in Europe, and I’m about to send in my passport to get more pages put in,” he said. “At some point we finally realized that we should keep up with the frequent flyer miles.”

While Wilson has traveled the world, he has a wish list of where he’d like to play.

He said the wish list overseas would have to wait because the band is still hitting spots around the country.

“I’d love to play in Japan and Australia,” he said. “It’s still a dream. We still have a lot of places to play in the Unites States before we would head out over there.

“For example, on this tour we are playing Louisville for the first time. It is odd because it seems like a place that would be into our style of music, and we’re finally getting there.”