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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The Grascals make an appearance on the syndicated show, INSIDE MUSIC ROW. The band chats with Kellie Lynn of IMR backstage at the Grand Ole Opry just before a recent Opry performance.

Grascals on Marie

The Grascals made an appearance on Marie 2.27.13. Hosted by Marie Osmond, the show airs on The Hallmark Channel. The Grascals performed “PRETTY MELODY” from their Grammy-nominated album LIFE FINDS A WAY, as well as the instrumental “BLUE ROCK SLIDE.” Marie, who knows a thing or two about being the only girl in the company of guys, asked Kristin Scott Benson what it’s like to be the only girl on the road with The Grascals. Showing her quick wit, Kristin quipped, “It’s like being in sixth grade your whole life,” earning a high five from Marie, sister to the 8 Osmond brothers.

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At the Grammy Awards

The Grascals are honored to have received a nomination for LIFE FINDS A WAY as Best Bluegrass Album in the 55th annual Grammy® Awards.

“We tip our hat to ALL of the nominees, and frankly, to everyone whose work of love is a life spent writing songs, signing, picking and playing,” says Jamie Johnson. “It really is an amazing honor to just be included in the Grammy® process and we hope to make it back again real soon!”

Grascals at the Grammy Awards

2013 Instrumental Group of the Year

It’s a triple-header for The Grascals, who were honored again as SPBGMA’s Instrumental Group of the Year. The band received the award in the 2012 and 2011 SPBGMA awards as well, making this the 3rd in a row. “We’re so grateful to SPBGMA and the fans for embracing The Grascals and being so appreciative of what we do,” Jamie says. “We just love the music and we’d play and sing even if no one was listening. It’s all the sweeter to know that we can share the music with others.”

Grascals at Nashville Grammy Reception

The Nashville office of The Recording Academy held its annual celebration for Grammy nominees. Honorees were invited to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for a red carpet reception and cocktail hour. It was an ideal opportunity to chat with friends in the media and catch up with other honorees. The Grammy Awards air on CBS on Sunday, February 10th.

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.

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



Tune in Alert: January 25th with Jay Leno

Nashville, TN — Bluegrass power-pickers, The Grascals are headed to NBC’s Burbank Studios for their Tonight Show debut on Friday, January 25th. The band will perform “Mystery Train” from their Grammy-nominated album LIFE FINDS A WAY.

It’s a coast-to-coast week for The Grascals who performed in Washington D.C. on Monday as part of the Inaugural events. The band played at the Native Nations Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. Founding member, Jamie Johnson, is a member of the Chippewa tribe.

Join host Jay Leno with The Grascals as musical guest this Friday, 1/25/13. The Tonight Show airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. Eastern / 10:35 p.m. Central.

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