Nashville, TN -- The award winning bluegrass music group, The Grascals, have announced an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville’s Conway Entertainment Group. Headed by industry veteran, Tony Conway, CEG is now the exclusive agent for the multi-award winning bluegrass band. “Tony is no stranger to The Grascals,” Jamie Johnson says, “He was one of the first players on our team and we are so excited for the continued success our future will surely hold with Tony once again in our corner.”
It has already been an eventful year for the band. Signed to the Mountain Home Music label earlier in 2012, The Grascals released their latest CD Life Finds A Way soon after. Life Finds A Way is a clear reminder of the many reasons that fans first fell in love with this gifted group; solid musicianship with sharp, driving harmonies. It’s cutting-edge bluegrass immersed in traditional values. The album represents the multiple IBMA Entertainer of the Year award winners and multiple Grammy nominees at their musical and harmonious best.
Among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on the bluegrass scene, The Grascals have been repeatedly honored for their work. Named Instrumental Group of the Year at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Awards earlier in 2012, the group previously brought home three SPBGMA awards in 2011: Instrumental Group of the Year; Mandolin Performer of the Year (Danny Roberts) and Banjo Performer of the Year (Kristin Scott Benson). In 2010, they were named SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year. The Grascals have also received the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award (2005) and Entertainer of the Year award (2006, 2007). Kristin Scott Benson is a multiple winner of the IBMA’s Banjo Player of the Year Award. The band has been twice nominated for Grammy Awards.
The Grascals joined Hank Williams, Jr. for numerous shows on his Rowdy Friends Tour throughout 2010, and headlined over 150 shows at State Fairs and on the Bluegrass festival circuit as well. The Grascals continue to enjoy extensive media exposure on a variety of outlets, including NPR’s Mountain Stage, RFD-TV, CMT, GAC, The Grand Ole Opry, Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, FOX & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Country Network (TCN) and both CBS’s Early Show and The Talk.
Conway Entertainment Group is a full-service talent agency comprising live events, booking and talent management. CEG is built firmly on the foundation of Tony Conway's thirty-five years of experience in the industry, climbing the ranks from agent to CEO of Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA), Inc., one of the world's largest agencies. In 2009, Conway sold his interest in BLA and opened Conway Entertainment Group with the desire to use his expertise from years of representing and negotiating some of the biggest tours, sponsorships, licensing deals, and literary, film and TV projects to come out of Music City. In early 2011, Brandon Mauldin, Senior VP, joined Conway at this specialized boutique agency. CEG provides a select group of clients, both breaking and established artists, unparalleled attention to all details of structuring tours and negotiating other relationships on their behalf. Personal one-on-one focus is the key to success at Conway Entertainment Group.