Steep Canyon Rangers received a special honor this week.
The band announced Tuesday, it is one of five nominees in the “Best Bluegrass Album” category for the 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony. The nomination is for the band’s live recording North Carolina Songbook. The eight-song recording was captured April 28, 2019 at the annual Merlfest in Wilkesboro, NC and released Dec. 5, 2019 through Yep Roc Records.
The performance featured in the recording featured performances of ‘Stand By Me’/’Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down’ and ‘Blue Monk’ among others. The record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Billboard Chart.
Vocalist Woody Platt was humble as he talked about the nomination in a prepared statement.
“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Recording Academy with a Grammy nomination,” said Platt. “It is especially sweet because this record pays tribute to many of the great artists from our musically rich home state of North Carolina.”
Platt’s band mate Graham Sharp expanded on Platt’s statements.
“This album was conceived as a love letter to our home state and the overwhelmingly diverse amount of groundbreaking musicians it has produced,” said Sharp. “It was a joy to perform and we’re truly grateful to be nominated among such a cool slate of our peers.”
Steep Canyon Rangers’ nomination in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony is just the latest of the band’s honors. The band is a member of the North Carolina music Hall of Fame. The band has also recorded three albums with famed comedian/actor/musician Steve Martin.
The group’s album Nobody Knows You won the Grammy in 2013 in the “Best Bluegrass Album” category. Only a year prior, the band was nominated for its album Rare Bird Alert.
Steep Canyon Rangers released its latest album Arm in Arm this year through Yep Roc Reords.
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