The Grascals to Perform at Smithsonian

Nashville, TN — Multi-award-winning band, The Grascals, will perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian on January 21st at 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of the Inauguration of the President of the United States.

The Native Nations Inaugural Ball will feature music, dancing and native cuisine. Funds raised will support the educational programs of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the museum is one of three facilities operated by The National Museum of the American Indian. It offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education.

Master of Ceremony for the event is Native American actor, Chaske Spencer, who has appeared in numerous films including The Twilight Saga, as werewolf Sam Uley. Other performers include the Murray Porter Band, Martha Redbone, Gabriel Ayala and Gerry Barrett.

Jamie Johnson, founding member of The Grascals, is a proud member of the Aamjiwnaang (Chippewa) First Nation of Sarnia, Ontario, where his cousin, Christopher Plain, serves as tribal chief.

“I am proud of my Native American ancestry and so honored for the Grascals to be a part of the Inaugural events,” Johnson says. “Native communities, past and present, are rich in cultural history and diversity. It is poignant for Native Nations to join together in celebrating the inauguration of our 44th President.”

The Grascals are nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for Life Finds A Way (Mountain Home Music). The Grammy Awards air on CBS February 10th.

For additional information about the National Museum of the American Indian Inaugural Ball, contact [email protected] or 202-459-0868.

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Nominated for a Grammy!

We are very excited that Life Finds a Way has been nominated for a Grammy® for Best Bluegrass Album!

We would like to thank our fans and peers for supporting us and the new album. We feel blessed and honored!

The Grascals on Inside Music Row

“The Grascals are arguably one of the biggest groups in bluegrass music, given their many wins at the IBMA Awards and other high profile events. With a new record label in the Mountain Home Music Company, they’ve wasted no time in putting out another incredible album…’Life Finds A Way.’ While it might be a little more country than some of their past albums, this surely will satisfy their die-hard fans. Here’s Kelly at a special listening party for the release of that new album.”

The Grascals on GAC

Multi-award winning bluegrass artists The Grascals appeared on GAC-TVs Headline Country! The band recently celebrated the release of their latest CD, Life Finds A Way (Mountain Home Music) with a “blue carpet” event at the SiriusXM Music City Theater in Nashville.

Watch the video from it above.

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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!!”