Timing and patience paid off big recently for Davidson County native Ashby Frank when a song he wrote 13 years ago reached No. 1 on the most recently released  Bluegrass Unlimited monthly music chart.

He just had to wait for the right singer to record the song and release it at the right time. That all came together when five-time Female Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley heard the song “Falling Down” 10 years ago when she sang back up on another musician’s recording of it and finally decided to record it herself.

Bradley released it as a single in Oct. 2020, where it went to No. 1 on the Roots Music Radio Report chart and No. 2 on Bluegrass Today’s chart. The song gained new momentum in 2021 after Bradley released in January her album, “Things She Couldn’t Get Over,” on which “Falling Down” is included.