The multiple award-winning, Grammy- nominated group The Grascals will bring their special blend of Bluegrass to The Raccoon Creek Music Park ( 332 Music Park Path, Dallas, GA 30132) on Saturday, July 9. Heralded as a group of genre-bending geniuses with a lightening-hot stage show and raise-the-rafters vocals, The Grascals perform two shows at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. For ticket information click on http://www.raccooncreekmusicpark.com or call 770-943-2721.
The Grascals are in demand: They 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.
Already among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene, The Grascals continue to receive awards for their work. The group 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 the three-time winner of the IBMA’s Banjo Player of the Year Award (2008, 2009 & 2010).
The Grascals are currently touring in support of their #1 Billboard Bluegrass Album (holding position for seven weeks; CD also peaked at # 23 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart), THE GRASCALS & FRIENDS, released January 10, 2011 on their newly-formed label, BluGrascal Records. The 13-track disc features The Grascals in true duet format with close friends, including: Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Charlie Daniels, Tom T. Hall, The Oak Ridge Boys and Darryl Worley. THE GRASCALS & FRIENDS – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin is a special project produced in conjunction with (and sold exclusively in) Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and online at www.crackerbarrel.com . The disc’s first single, “I Am Strong,” features the heavenly voice of country icon Dolly Parton; the video, filmed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, includes footage of actual cancer patients interacting with the group. “It was very moving,” says The Grascals’ Jamie Johnson of the video project. Cracker Barrel is donating a portion of the CD proceeds from to St. Jude.
The Grascals’ newest CD -DANCE TIL YOUR STOCKINGS ARE HOT AND RAVELIN (A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show) was released digitally on March 29 via BluGrascal /Saguaro Road Records in partnership with Time Life and in stores on June 7. The seven-song EP, which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the iconic TV series. The CD debuted this week at # 5 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart.