Rounder Records super group, The SteelDrivers received two nominations today as announced by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) live during the annual press conference on the Bluegrass Junction channel on Sirius/XM. The Steeldrivers’ received nods for Album of the Year and “Song of the Year” – “Long Way Down” written by Tammy Rogers, Elizabeth Mala Hengber and Jerry Salley. The 2016 awards will be held on September 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
SteelDriver Tammy Rogers says, “We are thrilled and honored to be among the nominees for the 2016 IBMA awards. These nominations continue to make 2016 our best year ever. Thank you to all who have believed and supported the SteelDrivers!”
The innovative, soulful bluegrass band The SteelDrivers – Tammy Rogers, Gary Nichols, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, and Richard Bailey – released The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album quickly climbed the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and achieving the highest first-week sales in band history. The group kicked off 2016 with a Grammy win for “Best Bluegrass Album” and is currently performing sold-out shows at top festivals and venues across the country on the Long Way Down Tour.
Critics call The SteelDrivers “one of the best bands in the business” (Derek Halsey, The Huntington Herald-Dispatch) and praise their “gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs” (Juli Thanki, The Tennessean). Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, AD Amorosi declared “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville’s SteelDrivers have bushels of it.”
For more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit The SteelDrivers’ website.