Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman
What began as a casual get-together to jam in the late summer of 2005 became a fully committed band that signed with Rounder Records in 2007. The SteelDrivers released their eponymous debut album at the beginning of 2008, scoring a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for one of the songs in that set, “Blue Side of the Mountain.” That honor was replicated in 2010 when they received two more nominations for Reckless, their sophomore effort—one for Best Bluegrass Album and another for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, courtesy of “Where Rainbows Never Die.”
The band’s third album, 2012‘s Hammer Down, climbed all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, their highest placement yet. If there was any proof needed that their momentum had been maintained, The SteelDrivers‘ highly acclaimed fourth album, 2015‘s The Muscle Shoals Recording, garnered the group a long-elusive GRAMMY win for Best Bluegrass Album. In addition, it earned three IBMA nominations—Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Long Way Down”), Songwriter of the Year (for Rogers) and Best Liner Notes (for writer Peter Cooper).
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