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The Del McCoury Band Wins 2nd Grammy For "The Streets of Baltimore"

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Del McCoury was already hard at work in Baltimore’s lively bluegrass music scene when the very first Grammy awards were presented more than 50 years ago, but you couldn’t tell it from the way he bounded up the steps to thank the Grammy voters for honoring his Del McCoury Band’s The Streets of Baltimore at Sunday’s glittering awards show. The trophy marked the group’s second 21st century Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album (as well as Del’s 10th nomination total), and for the silver-haired McCoury, who turns 75 in just a few days, it’s an especially sweet one.

Del McCoury Band Wins Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Best Bluegrass Album Gramophone Trophy goes to the Del McCoury Band for their album, The Streets Of Baltimore. Other nominees were The Boxcar's It's Just a Road, Daily & Vincent's Brothers of the Highway, Della Mae's This World Oft Can Be and Three Chords and the Truth by James King. All are winners in the eyes of bluegrass fans however, a big congratulations to the legendary Del McCoury Band for their well-deserved win. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held Sunday, January 26, 2014. The announcement of the Best Bluegrass Album took place prior to the main award ceremonies.

Bluegrass Legend Del McCoury Thanked by Songwriters Ulisse and Salley

Ulisse, McCoury, SalleyNashville songwriters Donna Ulisse & Jerry Salley recently had the opportunity to thank Del McCoury in person for recording their song "Butler Brothers". The song is a tragic and chilling story song about two brothers fighting on different sides in the Civil War and has been included on the highly anticipated new album The Streets of Baltimore by the Del McCoury Band. Inspiration for the writing team came from a document Ulisse's husband acquired out of a courthouse in Virginia about his great-great-great-great grandfather fighting against his own brother.

The Del McCoury Band Releases Anticipated "The Streets of Baltimore"

Streets of Baltimore“The picture on the cover, that’s Broadway in Baltimore, maybe back around the time I started playing in the clubs,” Del McCoury says with a smile. Then he adds, just before breaking into his signature, eyebrow-wiggling laugh, “Back then, you could get anything you needed down there—and a lot of things you didn’t need, too!”

The Del McCoury Band Releases “The Streets of Baltimore”

Streets of BaltimoreBloomington, IL -- “The picture on the cover, that’s Broadway in Baltimore, maybe back around the time I started playing in the clubs,” Del McCoury says with a smile. Then he adds, just before breaking into his signature, eyebrow-wiggling laugh, “Back then, you could get anything you needed down there—and a lot of things you didn’t need, too!”

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