- THE GRASCALS
- ALY SUTTON
- ANNA KAELIN
- BELA KAWALEC
- BILL AND THE BELLES
- BROTHER SLADE
- DESTIN BENNETT
- FARMER & ADELE
- MUSIC CITY ROOTS
- LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS
- MATT HOGGATT
- BRIAN ASHLEY JONES
- THE TENNESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND
- THE KODY NORRIS SHOW
- WHISKEY BENT VALLEY BOYS
- YES DEAR
- PAPER TRAILS
- JOHNNY CAMPBELL
- SOUTHERN HALO
- BRADFORD LEE FOLK
- ADLEY STUMP
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Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond - one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. As their releases prove, The Grascals' rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering's deepest spirit - whether they're digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or pop standard.
Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music's founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It's a unique sound that has earned Grammy® nominations for three of their releases (THE GRASCALS, 2005; LONG LIST OF HEARTACHES, 2006; LIFE FINDS A WAY, 2013) for Best Bluegrass Album.
The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today's bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA's Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, its Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013), the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007.
For those who know them, the quick emergence of the group came as no surprise, for these are musicians whose roots and crossed paths reach back over more than two decades in bluegrass ensembles like the Osborne Brothers, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, the Sidemen and New Tradition. Their roots can also be traced back to Nashville's larger musical community, where The Grascals have been able to draw on legends like Bobby Osborne, George Jones, Vince Gill, The Jordanaires, Steve Wariner, Lloyd Green, Paul Craft and others for songs and for performances in the studio, on stage (including multiple guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry), and for national television appearances, including on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS's Early Show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Thanks to those experiences and those friendships, The Grascals embody a profound grasp of and familiarity with country and bluegrass tradition that made them a natural choice for Dolly Parton to turn to for recording and tour support not long after the group was created in 2004. The group continues to push the envelope and, in 2010, The Grascals joined The Rowdy Friends Tour, traveling far and wide with Hank Williams, Jr., playing before huge crowds, expanding their fan base and exposing new audiences to the diverse and unique "BluGrascals" sound.
Whether being light-hearted and jovial or soul-searching and reflective, The Grascals are at the very top of their game. Though it is still - at least in bluegrass terms - a new group, the web of friendships, band memberships, recordings and personal appearances that binds The Grascals together has produced an ensemble of unsurpassed cohesion and focused artistic direction. Whether in the studio or on stage, The Grascals honor the past and forge into the future, bringing fresh yet familiar sounds to the bluegrass world and beyond.
Aly Sutton was raised in Marietta and attended the University of Georgia where she was a Football Cheerleader for the Dawgs. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and modeled as a Barker Beauty on the famous game show, "The Price Is Right." In 2006, Ms. Sutton returned to the South to focus on her singing career and claimed Nashville as her home. Ms. Sutton soon became the Brand Ambassador for Nashville's hometown Vietti Chili! You can see Aly every Wednesday night at Music City Roots, live from The Factory in Franklin, or online at musiccityroots.com. This Music City princess will delight you with her roaring vocals and sweet Vaudeville flair. Follow Aly Sutton Music on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news
Anna Kaelin currently resides in Nashville, TN where she writes and performs with some of the music industry's best. Anna was most recently seen as a semi-finalist on â€śAmerican Idol: Season 13â€ť. She can be heard on several Konami "Dance, Dance, Revolution" games, featured as a singer and writer. Performing throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada, Anna has shared the stage with artists such as Vince Gill, Darryl Worley, James Otto, Scotty McCreery, Craig Morgan, and David Archuleta.
Backed only by her guitar, Belaâ€™s sound is an original and soulful blend of refreshingly honest lyrics and intricate melodies. You can catch her live in venues all around Nashville, including her frequent appearances at the Bluebird CafĂ©.
Bill and the Belles
With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.
Imagineâ€¦ fried green tomatoes, front porches, screen doors, summer days, and cold drinks. Visualizeâ€¦ tobacco fields, rain storms, riding a motorcycle to the coastâ€¦ hopeâ€¦ the optimism of youth and contemplations of life and love. Call it Americana, call it freedom, call it honestâ€¦ call it Brother Slade. Brother Slade is a family of friends that blend their backgrounds of bluegrass, pop, rock, and country. Introducing Marc Christian, J.C. Andersen, Joshua Reid, and Misha Robledo. Brother Slade is an invitation for everyone. Welcome home.
Destin Bennett has been singing country music since age nine, and has opened for acts such as Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, Kevin Sharp and T. Graham Brown. This north Georgia native moved to Music City a few years ago and is on a mission to create some musical waves. He has already performed on the local morning news stations WSMV Channel 4 and Fox 17. He has had numerous appearances performing the National Anthem for major sporting events including the PBR, NHL, MLB and Nascar. He recently joined forces with a major management firm whose roster includes hit makers Justin Moore and Dustin Lynch. He has been working with Grammy Winning Producer Chad Carlson on new music soon to be released. Be sure to follow this rising star!
Farmer & Adele
The Farmer & Adele! Bringing you Country Western Cowboy + Cowgirl Swing and High Lonesome Sounds! The Farmer & Adele features the lighthearted songbird Grace Adele, and her musical partner Keenan Wade. Together they dig up classic country-western songs from the 30's and 40's plus new original western songs! The Farmer & Adele grew up admiring classic music â€“ classic country, jazz, the Tin Pan Alley songwriters â€“ and those early styles reflect so much of what the two stand for. Their songwriting and shows are uplifting, heroic and simple, but hearken back to the time of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, an interest the duo shares. Their music is for everyone â€“ music written to be entertaining and enjoyable.
Music City Roots
Vietti is a proud sponsor of Music City Roots - Nashville's acclaimed live radio and TV show. It's a worldwide showcase for Americana legends and cutting-edge talent.
About Music City Roots Moments:
Released in partnership with anchor sponsor Vietti Chili, Music City Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One vinyl was produced at Nashville's own United Record Pressing. The 11-song collection is high style – with brown speckled vinyl, laser etched art on side four, bonus photos and expanded liner notes – and is part of a limited 500 unit pressing.
Special Live Cuts From Season One
Known as an enthralling sonic document of the inaugural season of Nashville’s admired roots/Americana radio show, the anthology features live cuts from Jim Lauderdale, 18 South, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Nanci Griffith, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Scott Miller, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Louvin, The Black Lillies and Mike Farris with the McCrary Sisters. Sam Bush, Lauderdale and friends close the album with a rousing Loveless Jam of "Up On Cripple Creek." Visit us at Music City Roots for your chance to win your very own copy of this double LP!
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Having received their name late night at a Michigan Bluegrass festival from a fellow picker who proclaimed, "It's good to see you Flatbellys out here pickin with us Greybeards," Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys keep one foot in The Great Lakes State, home of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. Touring nationally and internationally behind their newest record, Ionia, they exude a feeling of happiness that formerly only dusty dance-floors, the sweeping shuffle of boots, and the arterglow of moonshine could conjure up. Rarified genuine-article; pretense-free, welcoming, you can sink right into their sound.
Army soldier, police detective and Bourbon Street performer are just a few of the job titles on Matt Hoggattâ€™s resume. Matt won the Vietti Chili jingle contest in 2011, which led to a yearâ€™s supply of free chili. In 2012, Matt won the American Songwriter Magazine song writing contest, which lead to a discovery by Jimmy Buffett and a record deal on Buffettâ€™s Mailboat Records. Since then, Matt has been performing his â€śAmericana-comedy, trop-rock-country, folk-rap, mainstream-music, protest songsâ€ť all around the country. Half storyteller and half comedian, Matt has worked with artists including Mac McAnally, Paul Thorn, Ronnie McDowell, Confederate Railroad and Keith Sykes.
Brian Ashley Jones
Blazing guitar riffs, soulful vocals, and excellent songwriting. That's how one Texas DJ has described Brian Ashley Jones. Check out his new release Out of the City or catch a live show and see if you agree!
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band embodies the spirit of the classic days of country music with their influences leaning heavy on the sounds of Uncle Dave Macon, Stringbean or Roy Acuff with his Smoky Mountain Boys. They all hail from the pastoral hills and hollers of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitley, Bill Carlisle, Jack Greene, Lonzo & Oscar and even Garth Brooks just to name a FEW!
The Kody Norris Show
Always maintaining a sharp professional appearance, complete with colorful rhinestone suits and cowboy hats, The Kody Norris Show gives a bluegrass fan one of the most solid, entertaining and animated performances they will ever experience. The performances of The Kody Norris Show are reminiscent of traditional bluegrass artists, yet Kody brings his own special, distinct flair to the music. The band works regularly on the Cumberland Highlanders Show, a weekly Bluegrass Program on the nationally acclaimed RFD-TV network. From the first note, The Kody Norris Show will fully captivate your attention and make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet all in one performance.
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Now these boy will take you through the hills of ol' Kentucky, bearing the stores, traditions and liquor that date back a century. This old-time band delivers with an intensity that would knock the socks right off of their forefathers feet.
Yes Dear is a 3-piece acoustic band from Nashville, TN that performs a wide range of music. If the Eagles met Van Morrison and went bowling with Jimmy Buffett who was on a 3-way phone call with James Taylor and John Mellencamp backstage at a concert where Tom Petty was opening for the Beatles...that's the Yes Dear sound.
Paper Trail: the written evidence of someone's activities... it just so happens, they've got two tales to tell. Paper Trails is the name of Folk/Americana duo Aaron Meyers and Shelby Neubauer. Originally from Florida and Texas, both decided to chase their dreams all the way to Nashville, where they began writing and playing as solo artists. A few years later, Shelby and Aaron decided to give a duo project a go. The result? It was like Bonnie met Clyde - and the good, the bad and the ugly all poured into the lyrics and melodies they created together. It was a duo made in heaven... with just a little bit of fire.
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny's long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an often mislabeled musical category. He is equally comfortable playing fiddle tunes on the front porch or singing his heart out to a packed house and after 35 years as a sideman, Johnny is now up front with his own band, Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters. In the famous words of Johnny himself, "Let's Pick!"
Sisters Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris hail from Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the musically-diverse Delta. Natalia is the principal songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, while Christina plays drums. Younger sister Hannah is the groupâ€™s bassist. The girls jump-started their career in 2014 as National finalists of the Texaco Country Showdown, and theyâ€™re now known for their signature harmonies and Pop Country sound. The group was featured on RADIO DISNEY, CMT, MTV, The Country Network, and short-listed in Billboard.comâ€™s recent feature on trending all-female bands.
Bradford Lee Folk
"Bluegrass Playboy" Bradford Lee Folk has been a shinning light in Bluegrass Music for 20 years. A Kentucky Colonel, he has played on the Grand Ole' Opry, The Kennedy Center, and in countries far and wide. His signature singing and songwriting have created a new flavor in the big chili pot of Bluegrass and Americana music. Enjoy!
Adley Stump has stayed quite active since her time on NBC's The Voice/Team Blake. With her country/pop sensibilities and fierce business sense, she has gone on to have several Top 30 iTunes hits, continued television appearances with her series "Stay At Home Soldier," and become a #1 Best Selling author with her book "How They Sell Music." Connect with her at www.AdleyStump.com