With news of their Grammy nomination fresh in the mind, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year for 2013, fans of Della Mae will be delighted to learn that the group will be making their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight, December 10.
Beginning with the May release of their debut album, This World Oft Can Be, for Rounder Records, this final show of the year for Della Mae is the culmination of a very successful year for the five multitalented young ladies; the 2009-2010 National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, driving mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, seasoned bass player Shelby Means, the powerful vocals and acoustic guitar of Celia Woodsmith, and innovative guitar flat-picker Courtney Hartman.
A grateful Ludiker sums up “ …. what a way to top off an incredible year. Thanks to all of you for the continued support.”
Here’s a sample from the CD, Empire …