Band in Preparations for Upcoming Hank Williams Jr. Rowdy Friends Tour with Hank Jr., Eric Church and Jamey Johnson
FRANKLIN, TN – Beloved bluegrass group The Grascals Were named Overall Bluegrass Group of the Year during Sunday night’s 36th annual SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music) Bluegrass Music Awards Show & Convention, held at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, TN.

The Grascals performed “Last Train To Clarksville”, “Satan and Grandma” and “Up This Hill and Down” each included on the forthcoming Rounder Records album The Famous Lefty Flynn’s as well as frequent fan favorites “Sally Goodin'” and “Rollin’ My Sweet Baby’s Arms”.

“This is a huge honor for us, said Grascals’ lead singer Jamie Johnson. We are again humbled by the support and admiration of our fans – so we dedicate this year’s win to you!”

The award comes as the band is preparing for their part in the upcoming Hank Williams Jr. Rowdy Friends tour. The group has won previous SPBGMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year and Mandolin Player of the Year for Danny Roberts.

In 2006 the group also took home Album of the Year for their self-titled debut and Song of the Year for Me and John and Paul. They also earned a Dove Award nomination in 2007 for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for Did You Forget God Today, featuring the Jordanaires.

The Grascals are among the most appreciated and acclaimed of all contemporary bluegrass groups. They combine their trademark blend of traditional bluegrass and classic country with more modern elements while delivering both vocal and instrumental intensity and virtuosity. The qualities earned them two Grammy nominations for their first two critically-acclaimed releases.

They’ve shared the stage with Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Patty Loveless, Mac Wiseman, J.D. Crowe, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, the Jordanaires and many others.

They are proud to make regular guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and have also appeared on Opry Live, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and the TV Guide Channel.