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The SteelDriversIn an awesome night, the Nashville powerhouse group, The SteelDrivers, captured their first Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass album. Their Rounder Records release, The Muscle Shoals Recordings earned them the honors. In the Bluegrass category, Dale Ann Bradley, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ralph Stanley & Friends and the SteelDrivers were all competing for the Best Bluegrass Album award. The SteelDrivers have been nominated four times for Grammy awards and Sunday night was their night to shine.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Honored with GRAMMY Nomination

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver has been honored with a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in the the 58th GRAMMY® Awards. In Session (Mountain Home Music Company) debuted top 10 in Billboard in January 2015 and has had multiple songs on multiple radio charts the entire year.

Dale Ann Bradley Receives Her First Grammy Nomination

Pocket Full of KeysDale Ann Bradley was drinking her first cup of coffee on Monday when she heard her cell phone beeping with incoming messages. Upon opening the first one, she was thrilled to find that she was nominated for a Grammy® in the Bluegrass Album of the Year category for her album Pocket Full of Keys. It is her first for Pinecastle since returning to the label earlier this year.

58 Grammy Nominations Announced

58th Grammy Bluegrass Album NomineesThe Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMYAwards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year's nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy's membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Blue Highway Members Nominated for Grammy and SPBGMA Awards

Rob Ickes and Tim StaffordNashville, TN -- Highly-esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway and its members are nominated for a total of five awards in two prestigious awards ceremonies this weekend.

New Grammy Category for Americana Roots Music

Grammy AwardThe Americana Music Association applauds the Recording Academy® for adding a new category - Best American Roots Music Performance, an artist’s award - to the American Roots Music Field for the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. The new category will give Americana, and other roots music artists, a home for the recognition of their work. The new category compliments previously created categories including Best American Roots Music Song, Best Americana Album, Best Bluegrass Album, Best Blues Album, Best Folk Album and Best Regional Roots Album.

The Del McCoury Band Wins 2nd Grammy For "The Streets of Baltimore"

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Del McCoury was already hard at work in Baltimore’s lively bluegrass music scene when the very first Grammy awards were presented more than 50 years ago, but you couldn’t tell it from the way he bounded up the steps to thank the Grammy voters for honoring his Del McCoury Band’s The Streets of Baltimore at Sunday’s glittering awards show. The trophy marked the group’s second 21st century Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album (as well as Del’s 10th nomination total), and for the silver-haired McCoury, who turns 75 in just a few days, it’s an especially sweet one.

Del McCoury Band Wins Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Best Bluegrass Album Gramophone Trophy goes to the Del McCoury Band for their album, The Streets Of Baltimore. Other nominees were The Boxcar's It's Just a Road, Daily & Vincent's Brothers of the Highway, Della Mae's This World Oft Can Be and Three Chords and the Truth by James King. All are winners in the eyes of bluegrass fans however, a big congratulations to the legendary Del McCoury Band for their well-deserved win. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held Sunday, January 26, 2014. The announcement of the Best Bluegrass Album took place prior to the main award ceremonies.

The Boxcars React to Grammy Nomination

The BoxcarsNashville, TN --- The reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year adds yet another honor to its growing list of accolades. The Boxcars ( have received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for It's Just a Road. Less than four years ago, five artists with impeccable musical pedigrees and a passion for “just playing good bluegrass” came together to form The Boxcars. Although the members have winced at the term, the band has been often called a “supergroup” for the storied careers of its members: Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon. Still, the artists welcome each honor with characteristic humility.

Bluegrass Music Grammy Award Nominations Announced

The Dellas — with Erick Jaskowiak, Shelby Means, Celia Woodsmith, Courtney Hartman, Kimber Ludiker and Jenni Lyn GardnerNominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by The Recording Academy. The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, Della Mae, James King and the Del McCoury Band lead off for the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy Award nominations. This is always an exciting time for bluegrass bands and probably even more exciting for the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Della Mae. Della Mae has had an outstanding year getting recognized, nominated and awarded for top awards in music. The Grammy nomination adding to their year.

Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Nobody Knows You” Wins Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon RangersLos Angeles, CA -- Nobody Knows You from Bluegrass music sensation Steep Canyon Rangers was named Best Bluegrass Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. This is the band’s first Grammy win and second nomination. They were nominated in the same category at the 2012 ceremony for their album Rare Bird Alert, a collaboration with comedy icon Steve Martin.

Mumford & Sons Log 5th Consecutive Album Of The Year For Indies

Mumford & Sons2013 marked another strong night for independents at the Grammy Awards, taking 36 of 79 non-producer categories, including Album of the Year and Best Album wins in 18 categories. Mumford & Sons' win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Concord/Rounder), Taylor Swift (Big Machine), Arcade Fire (Merge), and Adele (who is signed to and marketed by Beggars/XL outside of the U.S.). win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant

Grammy Awards Know the Steep Canyon Rangers Get Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon RangersThe 55th Grammy Awards were held last night and the Steep Canyon Rangers captured the coveted Best Bluegrass Album for their Nobody Knows You album. The group had some outstanding competition with Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, Noam Pikelny and Special Consensus all nominated for the bluegrass music award.

Grammy Nominated Grascals Support Christmas 4 Kids

Aly, The Vietti Chili Girl and Jamie Johnson of The GrascalsNashville, TN --- The Grammy-nominated Grascals participated in the third annual Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show and Artist Meet & Greet in Hendersonville, Tennessee. For a donation, fans have the opportunity to tour the homes-away-from-home of more than 50 artists and celebrities. The Grascals and many other artists are onhand to sign autographs and give fans and inside look at their tour buses, some of which are decorated from top to bottom for the holiday event.

Grascals, New Year, New Website for 2013

The GrascalsArden, NC -- The Grammy® nominated Grascals have launched a new one-of-a-kind website to kick off the new year. The new web site is designed in a style that makes for a fun and easy way to see fresh content and is set up to allow an even greater connection between the band and their fans. Fans will appreciate that the website is also easily accessed through mobile and tablet devices.


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