- From Coeburn, Virginia.
- He is the grandson of Ralph Stanley. He started touring with his grandfather at age 10.
- Released 7 solo albums before the age of 21.
- 2008, released Where Will You Go album (no label), duets with Ralph Stanley.
- 2010, released My Kind of Country album (no label).
- 2012, formed Nathan Stanley Ministries, focusing primarily on gospel music (Southern Gospel).
- 2013, released The Legacy Continues album (no label).
- 2014, won a Dove award (Bluegrass Album of the Year) for his album Every Mile (Willow Creek).