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2 Cups. 4 Cups. 6 Cups, a Winner - The Grascals Make 115th Opry Appearance

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Kristin, Danny, Jeremy, Terry E., Terry S. and JamieNashville, TN --- Two time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year award winners, The Grascals, delighted fans with an appearance at The Opry Shop. Band members signed copies of their new CD, Life Finds a Way, just before making their 115th appearance on The Grand Ole Opry March 24. The Grascals toast six cheers to the Grand Ole Opry as they celebrate 115 Opry appearances ... and the bluegrass music group's latest CD, Life Finds a Way.

The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today's bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA's Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007.

For those who know them, the quick emergence of the group came as no surprise, for these are musicians whose roots and crossed paths reach back over more than two decades in bluegrass ensembles like the Osborne Brothers, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, the Sidemen and New Tradition. Their roots can also be traced back to Nashville's larger musical community, where The Grascals have been able to draw on legends like Bobby Osborne, George Jones, Vince Gill, The Jordanaires, Steve Wariner, Lloyd Green, Paul Craft and others for songs and for performances in the studio, on stage (including multiple guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry), and for national television appearances, including on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS's Early Show and Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends.

Life Finds a Way implies a journey. From multiple IBMA Entertainer of the Year awards to multiple Grammy® nominations, the Grascals have had an epic one. Now they are back with the highly anticipated signature release that will remind fans why they love this 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 talents, 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!!"

Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. As their releases prove, The Grascals' rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering's deepest spirit - whether they're digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or pop standard.

Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music's founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It's a unique sound that has earned two of their previous releases (The Grascals, 2005 and Long List of Heartaches, 2006) Grammy® nominations for International Bluegrass Music Association's Best Bluegrass Album.

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