Grascals at CMA!

Dierks Bentley and The Grascals backstage at Riverfront during CMA Music Fest. Dierks surprised fans with an appearance during the award winning bluegrass band’s performance; joining in on the tune “American Pickers” which was co-written by Jamie Johnson, Iodine and Jeffrey East. Dierks later brought his two young daughters onstage to the delight of the crowd and Terry Eldredge danced with one of the young’uns. Dierks is a co-writer (along with Jamie Johnson and Ronnie Bowman) on the title cut of The Grascals’ Grammy-nominated album, Life Finds A Way.

Grascals with Dierks Bentley at CMA

(L-R) Terry Smith, Terry Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Jamie Johnson, Danny Roberts, Jeremy Abshire, Kristin Scott Benson

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Photo Gallery: Grascals in Indianapolis

Photos courtesy of Robert Zyromski

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Grascals Appear on Jay Leno

THE GRASCALS recently met one of their entertainment heroes when they appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Hollywood icon Robert DeNiro was also a guest, along with Sherri Shepherd (of The View).

“As if it wasn’t a big enough thrill to perform on The Tonight Show, and believe me, it was a huge thrill,” Terry Eldredge says, “ then we found out that Robert DeNiro would be on the same show. Robert DeNiro, man; ‘The Deer Hunter,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Taxi Driver.’ Now, that’s Hollywood!”

The two-time Academy Award winner, DeNiro, met with the band backstage and took time for a photo.

As musical guest, The Grascals closed the show with “Mystery Train” from their album Life Finds A Way (Mountain Home Music). The project is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album in the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards which will air on CBS February 10th.

“The Tonight Show experience was definitely a career highlight,” Danny Roberts says. “Everyone involved in that show is top-notch. Jay Leno is gracious and welcoming and that crew made us feel right at home. They all work hard and have a good time, which is the way we like to do it.”

The Grascals are nominated for Instrumental Group of the Year in the upcoming SPBGMA Awards to be held in Nashville. Soon after, they’ll make another appearance on The Grand Ole Opry as part of their busy 2013 schedule.

Keep track of The Grascals at www.grascals.com

Here are behind-the-scenes pictures of the performance.

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Photos from the Inaugural Ball

Here’s a photo gallery from the Inaugural Ball performance!

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The Grascals on the Opry

Photos from our Opry performance last weekend!

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