The Grascals Welcome John Bryan

John BryanJohn Bryan, a young vocalist/guitarist from North Carolina, has joined The Grascals. Bryan has deep family ties to the music; his grandfather, Willard Watson, was a first cousin to Doc Watson, and an excellent old-time musician and dancer himself.

Kristin Benson says, “We are so happy to welcome John into the band! With his youth, enthusiasm, and great talent he’s sure to be a blessing to all of us in the band as well as the audience.”

Terry Eldridge added, “I’m looking forward to working with this young man. I know he is loaded with a lot of talent and I am excited about the future! Welcome aboard, John…you are now a Grascal!”

The Grascals will get into the studio soon to work on new music with Bryan.

Thank You From The Grascals!

We would like to say how humbled and honored we are to be included among the nominees for this year’s IBMA Awards – we appreciate your support more than you know! Thank you very much to the IBMA voting membership for nominating us in the following categories:

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year “Five Miles to Milan”
written by Danny Roberts
(When I Get My Pay – Mountain Home Records)


Recorded Event of the Year
“American Pickers” with Dierks Bentley
written by Jamie Johnson, Susanne Mumpower Johnson, and Jeffrey East
(When I Get My Pay – Mountain Home Records)


Also, our own Jamie Johnson (with Susanne Mumpower Johnson and Jenee Fleenor) penned “Love Does” that is nominated for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year recorded by our label mates, Darin and Brooke Aldridge (Flying – Organic Records).

Congratulations to all of the nominees…our friends!

Blue Smoke

The Grascals are picking, and Jamie and Terry E. are singing harmonies.

The Grascals on Inside Music Row

Thanks to our friends at Inside Music Row for visiting with us at our “When I Get My Pay” CD release party held at Antique Archaeology in Nashville. Terry, Terry, and Jamie were running a little late from a TV shoot so this interview has Danny and Kristin doing the talking and Adam doing the smiling! We appreciate the feature, Inside Music Row!

World Premiere of When I Get My Pay


Enjoy the world premiere of
WHEN I GET MY PAY from The Grascals
on Sirius/XM Bluegrass Junction
Wednesday, November 13 at 11a.m. ET
Rebroadcast Thursday November 14 at 9p.m. ET and Sunday November 17 at 11a.m. ET

Video for “American Pickers”

Here it is, friends! It’s the companion video for our song “American Pickers” which appears on WHEN I GET MY PAY (comin’ out 11/19). Yep, those are our pals Mike Wolfe from the History Channel TV show AMERICAN PICKERS and superstar/all-around-good-guy Dierks Bentley making guest appearances. We love those guys! Whatcha think???

You can pre-order When I Get My Pay today on iTunes and AmazonMP3.

Welcome Adam Haynes

The Grascals are very pleased to announce the addition of fiddler Adam Haynes to the band. Adam has an impressive pedigree having played with some of the finest: Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, The James King Band, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Dailey & Vincent, Larry Stephenson Band, and most recently Grasstowne. Adam is originally from Norwalk, OH but spent quite some time in Eastern Kentucky where his family has roots as deep as bluegrass. Adam currently makes his home in Portland, TN with his wife, Janette, and two daughters, Bella (8) and Ellie (3).

The Grascals are happy to have Adam in the band and look forward to their fans and friends being able to hear him play.

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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