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Grammy Awards Know the Steep Canyon Rangers Get Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon RangersThe 55th Grammy Awards were held last night and the Steep Canyon Rangers captured the coveted Best Bluegrass Album for their Nobody Knows You album. The group had some outstanding competition with Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, Noam Pikelny and Special Consensus all nominated for the bluegrass music award.

Grammy Nominated Grascals Support Christmas 4 Kids

Aly, The Vietti Chili Girl and Jamie Johnson of The GrascalsNashville, TN --- The Grammy-nominated Grascals participated in the third annual Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show and Artist Meet & Greet in Hendersonville, Tennessee. For a donation, fans have the opportunity to tour the homes-away-from-home of more than 50 artists and celebrities. The Grascals and many other artists are onhand to sign autographs and give fans and inside look at their tour buses, some of which are decorated from top to bottom for the holiday event.

Grascals, New Year, New Website for 2013

The GrascalsArden, NC -- The Grammy® nominated Grascals have launched a new one-of-a-kind website to kick off the new year. The new web site is designed in a style that makes for a fun and easy way to see fresh content and is set up to allow an even greater connection between the band and their fans. Fans will appreciate that the website is also easily accessed through mobile and tablet devices.

Life Finds A Way to Give The Grascals A Grammy Nomination

The GrascalsNashville, TN --- It was while performing with other songwriters at a Nashville benefit for Operation Troop Aid that Jamie Johnson, a founding member of The Grascals, learned that the band has been nominated in the 55th annual Grammy Awards.The Grascals

Mumford & Sons in the Top Running for Grammy Nominations

Grammy AwardNashville, TN -- Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( were announced by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour CBS ( entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook:, For a complete nominations list, please visit

Bluegrass Artists Celebrate Grammy Nominations

Steep Canyon RangersThe Grascals and Steep Canyon Rangers join the ranks of bluegrass music artists who received nominations during Wednesday's announcements. It was while performing with other songwriters at a Nashville benefit for Operation Troop Aid that Jamie Johnson, a founding member of The Grascals, learned that the band has been nominated in the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

Compass Records Receives 2 Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Nominations

Special Consensus and Noam PikelnyNashville, TN -- Compass Records recording artists received two out of the five nominations in the category of Best Bluegrass Album during last night’s Recording Academy announcement for the 55th Annual GRAMMY awards. Albums nominated include banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny’s dynamic solo album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail and Special Conensus’ critically acclaimed Scratch Gravel Road. The awards will be held on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live at 8/7c on CBS.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Busy Flying Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss & Union StationAlison Krauss and Union Station seem to be everywhere right now. The band's album Paper Airplane just took home two Grammy® awards - Best Bluegrass Album for the band and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classica for the engineers on the album. This gives the bluegrass music star 27 gramophone trophies -- the highest ever for any female artist. The band is now gearing up for an important performance for the Country Music Hall of Fame, a 2012 tour and has even recorded a 500th episode piece for The Simpsons.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Win Two More Grammy Awards

Alison Krauss & Union StationBurlington, MA -- Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Alison Krauss & Union Station won two Grammy® Awards at last night's 54th Annual Grammy® Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bluegrass greats took home Best Bluegrass Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for their sixth album Paper Airplane. This latest accomplishment brings the band's total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Add to their Grammy Collections

Alison KraussThis year's Grammy® Awards program was an emotional one with the death of Whitney Houston just as the celebration was unfolding. This year, however, was also exciting as we saw some of our favorites being honored by the Recording Academy. Alison Krauss' latest project Paper Airplane captured Best Bluegrass Album and the album also captured the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical award. This latest accomplishment brings the band's total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

25th MerleFest Lineup Full of Grammy Nominees

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- This Sunday, the Staples Center in Los Angeles becomes the focal point of the entertainment world, when music's top artists are celebrated at the 54th Annual Grammy® Awards. Several of the artists nominated for these prestigious awards will grace the stages of MerleFest 25 this spring, continuing a twenty-five year tradition of bringing music's most talented performers to Wilkesboro, N.C., for one of the country's premier music festivals.

Three Online Music Teachers Up For Grammy Nominations

School of BanjoThree musicians who also teach online have been nominated for Grammy awards, highlighting how an increasing number of high-profile artists are creating their own online music schools. Jazz drumming legend Billy Cobham, harmonica wizard Howard Levy, and banjoist Tony Trischka all have three things in common. They're all world class musicians, they've all worked on projects nominated for the 2012 Grammy Awards, and they each have their own online school where they teach thousands of aspiring musicians around the world.

The Bristol Sessions Box Set Nominated for Grammy Award

The Bristol Sessions Box SetBristol, TN/VA -- The Bristol Sessions 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music Box Set has received two Grammy nominations in the Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes categories. The compilation was released by Bear Family Records in March of this year.

Tom T. and Dixie Hall Grammy Nominated for Best Children's Album

Songs of Fox HollowI Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced tonight. You can hear the songs at .

San Francisco Arts Commission Requests Grammys Bring Back 31 Categories

San Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco, CA -- On Monday, November 7th, 2011 at the San Francisco Executive Arts Commission Meeting the resolution, spearheaded by Commissioner John Calloway was proposed to the board commissioners asking them to issue a formal request to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to immediately reinstate the 31 categories of music genres that were dropped from GRAMMY consideration on April 6, 2011. Members of the community who attended and spoke were musician and previous NARAS governor Sandy Cressman, Recording Artist and 2x GRAMMY Nominee Mark Levine, KPFA Radio Producer Clayton Leander and producer and writer Stephanie Dalton, who presented the public petition that now has over 5,400 signatures.


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