Tag: The Steeldrivers

2016 Bluegrass Grammy

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The announcement for the 2016 Best Bluegrass Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards was made this afternoon in Los Angeles. This was during the infamous “earlier in the afternoon” ceremony regularly mentioned in the main awards show to be aired on CBS later this […]


Dave’s Dozen: The Best of 2015

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The good news for bluegrass fans last year: A lot of terrific music was released. So much, in fact, that it made picking my annual best-of list harder than usual. I eliminated bands that recorded songs I wrote because of an obvious conflict, narrowed my […]


Big night for Chris Stapleton at the CMAs

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Stapleton, the original lead singer and primary songwriter for The Steeldrivers, had a big night at the 49th Annual CMA Awards last night. He had never really been a bluegrass guy – though he is from Kentucky – but his clever songs and gritty, bluesy voice […]


Long Way Down video from The Steeldrivers

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Steeldrivers have a released a music video for Long Way Down, the opening track from The Muscle Shoals Recordings, their latest album on Rounder. It showcases more of their trademark blues-grass sound, featuring Gary Nichols’ slippery vocals with grassy accompaniment.  


SteelDrivers Deliver, Again

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Chris Stapleton left the SteelDrivers a few years back, I was skeptical that the band could recapture the magic with someone else in front of the microphone. His let-it-all-hang-out style defined the band and made its recordings instantly recognizable. So let me say this […]


River Runs Red lyric video from Steeldrivers

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has created a lyric video for one of the songs on The Muscle Shoals Recording, their upcoming album from The Steeldrivers. It’s a song written by fiddler and vocalist Tammy Rogers, and sung by guitarist Gary Nichols, reflecting on the somber fact of death […]


Brother John from The Steeldrivers

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has released a first single from The Muscle Shoals Recording by The Steeldrivers. It’s a new song from guitarist/vocalist Gary Nichols, Brother John, which includes an acoustic slide guitar solo from Jason Isbell, country rock singer/songwriter and Nichols’ childhood friend who co-produced the track. […]


Bill Murray at The Station Inn

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you were at Nashville’s Station Inn on January 10 to see the world famous Steeldrivers, you might have spied another celebrity in the crowd. Television and movie star, Bill Murray – a huge fan of the band – was in attendance. Murray met the ‘Drivers […]


Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sevier County is a unique spot in East Tennessee. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg – each well under 10,000 in population – exist almost solely as tourist destinations. Think of a beach town without the beach – with the Smoky Mountains in […]


Steeldrivers song hits American Idol

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s not often that we find bluegrass content on Fox’s American Idol program. But last night’s (3/26) episode found contestant C.J. Harris singing an understated, acoustic version of If It Hadn’t Been Love, written by Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson of The Steeldrivers, who had originally […]