2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Only Nashville, Tennessee, where tradition and innovation intersect, where commerce collides with art, could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans –each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town's commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls' reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band's fusion as simply "an incredible combination."
Since the release of The SteelDrivers (2008) and Reckless (2010), The SteelDrivers have been nominated for three Grammys, four IBMA awards and the
Americana Music Association's New Artist of the Year and they won the 2016 Grammy
Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Muscle Shoals Recordings. They were presented the International Bluegrass Music Association's award for Emerging
Artist of the Year in 2009. That same year the band spent a week in Georgia as part
of the cast in the movie "Get Low". The movie, that starred Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek
and Bill Murray, featured a soundtrack that included four tunes by The ‘Drivers. They
have been invited to perform on numerous radio and TV shows ranging from The Grand
Ole Opry to NPR's Mountain Stage to the Conan O'Brien show. In 2011 the English pop
star Adele began performing the SteelDriver song "If It Hadn't Been For Love" in her
"They're a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant." -Adele
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