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Marion, Virginia Proclaims August 15 as Nathan Stanley Day

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Nathan StanleyNashville, TN -- At just 23 years old, Bluegrass singer/songwriter, Nathan Stanley, has no easy task of carrying on the legacy created by his Grandfather, the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, but he is taking steps towards doing just that. In addition to winning two Grammys and being the distinguished recipient of the "Living Legend Award" in 2006, an honor presented by President George W. Bush, Dr. Ralph Stanley has propelled the Stanley name to become one of the most recognizable names in all of music. This past Saturday at a very special Birthday celebration concert, Nathan Stanley was presented with a key to the city of Marion, VA, and August 15 was declared "Nathan Stanley Day," an honor conferred by town Mayor David Helms.

"I'm very humbled that Mayor David Helms presented me with such an honor" said an excited Nathan Stanley. "I'll cherish this, and that will be a night that I'll never forget."

The star-studded, SOLD-OUT show, took place in Marion at the Lincoln Theatre, a venue which Nathan has headlined on multiple occasions. The ticket also featured special guests, including Bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Country chart-topper T. Graham Brown and Country/Gospel singer Bob Smallwood. Birthday wishes also came from Josh Turner, Bobby Osborne, Gaither Vocal Band member Wes Hampton and more.

So far, 2015 has been a solid year for Nathan, having recently released his latest album The Legacy Continues. The album features collaborations with both Dr. Ralph Stanley and Country superstar Brad Paisley. The project features everything from the Stanley family-favorite "Rank Stranger" to the upbeat "Papaw I Love You," which was written by Nathan to pay tribute to his Grandfather. Nathan was also featured on Dr. Ralph's critically acclaimed album, Man of Constant Sorrow, alongside Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Dierks Bentley, LeeAnn Womack, Josh Turner and more. The project was released earlier this year and is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.

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