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Life Finds a Way for the Grascals

Life Finds A Way CD CoverNASHVILLE, TN — It’s The Grascals at their harmonious and instrumental best. The multiple IBMA Entertainer of the Year award winners and multiple Grammy nominees have enjoyed an epic journey and with their new CD, Life Finds a Way, they explore that journey with musical aplomb.

Life Finds a Way is available now.

On Saturday, March 24th, the Grascals will celebrate the release of their new project by making their 115th appearance on the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

After signing with Mountain Home Music (a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing) in January, the band is back with a highly anticipated signature release that will remind fans of every reason they’ve loved this gifted group. From the classic “Sweet Baby James,” to the instrumental “Eleven Eleven,” and the inspirational “The Road to Surrender,” Life Finds a Way is a selection of familiar and new songs with significantly deeper themes.

This diverse collection benefits from every Grascal’s songwriting talent, as well as those of Dierks Bentley, Ronnie Bowman, Harley Allen, James Taylor, Jerry Salley and more.

As Country legend Tom T. Hall said in the liner notes, “Mere words can’t do this first project for Mountain Home Records justice. You have to play it and FEEL!!”

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Buy the Digital Version or Pre-Order the Hard Copy of The Grascals’ New Release TODAY!

Life Finds A Way CD CoverThe Grascals’ new release, “Life Finds A Way” is available NOW for digital download! You can also Pre-Order a hard copy for just $13.99. Click HERE to download or pre-order!

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KEB’ MO’ AND VINCE GILL HEADLINE MUSIC VOYAGER WORLD PREMIERE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s fascinating music culture and history was captured and shown at the world premiere of Music Voyager: Tennessee – Nashville, Music City Feb. 15 at the Franklin Theatre. Artists Vince Gill and Keb’ Mo’ took the stage in a surprise musical performance to celebrate the launch of the series. Music legend Guy Clark joined them for the finale, closing the show in true Tennessee style. Music Voyager – Tennessee will soon make its way into 170 million homes worldwide.

Music Voyager is a music and travel series that gives viewers an up-close observation of the world’s most popular music. Music Voyager: Tennessee takes viewers along Interstate 40, known as the “Music Highway,” from Bristol to Memphis. Jacob Edgar, Music Voyager on-camera host, was the emcee for the Feb. 15 event that highlighted the Middle Tennessee portion of the series. The airing of the episode was followed by a sneak preview of a special fourth episode, “The Round.” Two additional Music Voyager episodes highlight the music of Memphis and East Tennessee, respectively. Premiere events of these episodes are slated for later this year.

“Tennessee and Music Voyager is a match made in music heaven,” said Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “There’s no doubt that Music Voyager: Tennessee will help showcase the already enormous significance of the music of Tennessee on the world stage.”

The elite evening of entertainment and celebration also featured a performance by Alison Brown and Ron Ickes, along with remarks by Commissioner Whitaker. Special guests featured in Music Voyager episodes who also attended the premiere included: Jamie Johnson of the Grascals, five-year cancer survivor Ansley McLaurin who sang on “I Am Strong,” Shawn Byrne and Susanne Mumpower- Johnson.

In addition to the worldwide television audience of 170 million homes in 140 countries and 33 languages, Music Voyager: Tennessee will air in the in-flight television programming for 13 airlines and will be available in-room through several luxury and resort hotels throughout the world.

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Cracker Barrel Congratulates Their SPBGMA Award Winners

Lebanon, TN — Rounder Records recording group Dailey & Vincent were honored with multiple awards during the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) awards show on February 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. Together they won Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary), Vocal Group of the Year, and Overall Bluegrass Band of the Year. Separately, Jamie Dailey earned Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Male Vocalist, and Darrin Vincent earned Bass Performer of the Year. In addition, acclaimed bluegrass group The Grascals was named Instrumental Group of the Year at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Awards.

“We are delighted that Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, and their group have been recognized by their fans and members of SPBGMA in such an exciting way,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Since they released The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent on January 9, their second CD in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program, Jamie and Darrin have connected with our guests in Cracker Barrel stores throughout their travels. Their talent and spirit shines through whether they are performing on stage or visiting at one of our tables and we’re very proud of them.”

“The Grascals hit the ground performing at the start of 2011 with phenomenal music steeped in the bluegrass tradition that touched the hearts of their contemporary audiences,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We are thrilled to congratulate them on their achievements and proud of all of their accomplishments, particularly the success of their January 3, 2011 Cracker Barrel exclusive music program release of The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin CD<?em>.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Albums chart and at #26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, the latest CD in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart (week ending January 15, 2012) and has remained #1 for four weeks. 2011 Cracker Barrel releases include The Oak Ridge Boys’ CD It’s Only Natural in September; Jason Michael Carroll’s all-country Numbers with 11 new songs and one previous hit in July; the May release of Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville with original music from 12 talented new artists and Randy Travis’ self-titled album Randy Travis. In March 2011 Cracker Barrel released Kenny Rogers’ The Love of God, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Top Christian Albums chart; The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin in January, which debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Albums chart and at #26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. In November 2010, Cracker Barrel released Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then, which debuted at #19 on Billboard magazine’s R&B chart and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. September saw the release of the self-titled Rodney Atkins, which included four #1 hits, and Mandy Barnett’s Winter Wonderland. Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs with Craig Morgan, Wynonna, Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, Dolly Parton, Bill Gaither, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Sara Evans and Charlie Daniels.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made from scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 610 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.

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The Grascals are Honored to be among the Nominees for the 2012 SPBGMA Awards!

The Grascals are nominated in the following categories:

-Vocal Group of the Year
-Instrumental Group of the Year
-Entertaining Group of the Year
-Bluegrass Band of the Year
-Jamie Johnson is nominated for Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year
-Kristen Scott Benson is nominated for Banjo Player of the Year
-Danny Roberts is nominated for Mandolin Player of the Year
-Terry Eldredge is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional)

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Station Inn: Date Change

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:09
Please note our show at the Station Inn in Nashville has changed to January 27th!

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The Grascals Featured In GACTV.com’s 12 Days of Country Cookies (& Treats)

The Grascals head in to the holiday season full of good cheer and, well, pie. “We’re just full of it,” laughs the group co-founder Jamie Johnson. “El’s wife, Catherine Lundy-Eldredge, makes a mean Upside Down Apple Pie, and we’ve been doing some serious taste-testing!” The dish is so delightful that GACTV.com is including the recipe in their 12 Days of Country Cookies (& Treats) feature, and fans can grab the recipe for this down-home dessert here.

Grascalites who want to see more of their favorite band can catch The Grascals’ November 7 performance here on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. The audience loved the group’s version of “Louisiana Saturday Night,” and it’s the perfect Christmas Eve entertainment for Bluegrass lovers since December 24 falls on a Saturday this year.

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