buzz ‘stache: GRAMMY NOMINATION For DEL McCOURY BAND
DEL McCOURY BAND’S OLD MEMORIES
Tribute to Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music”, nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD, Best Bluegrass Album
The Del McCoury Band has garnered critical raves for their latest effort, Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe. This tribute to the man widely considered to be “The Father Of Bluegrass Music” has now also been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Old Memories was just nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be airing live on CBS February 12th, 2012. This gives the Del McCoury Band a chance to add a second Grammy to their collection-having won in this same category back in 2005. It also marks Del’s ninth Grammy nomination.
Whether they’re staples of the bluegrass repertoire or resurrected rarities, what each of these sixteen songs has in common is an incomparable authenticity, bestowed in equal measure by Del McCoury‘s personal connection to Monroe and his music, and by his unalloyed musical integrity. And in the end, that makes Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe not just the tribute to Bill Monroe that it’s intended to be, but a tribute, too, to the newest member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame-Del McCoury.
The Del McCoury Band:
Del McCoury (guitar, vocals)
Ronnie McCoury (mandolin)
Rob McCoury (banjo)
Jason Carter (fiddle)
Alan Bartram (bass)
Old Memories available digitally and on vinyl
Behind The Scenes/”Making Of” | Video (approved for posting)