The Grascals and Friends
The Grascals, fresh off of a year packed with over 150 shows, are in the running for 10 of the 37th Annual SPBGMA Awards including Instrumental Group of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, and Entertaining Group of the Year. In spite of their packed schedule, they took time to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during their travels, and to write a bonus track "I Am Strong" for the album. All of the artists who sang separately with the Grascals on the CD joined their vocals together on the "I Am Strong" bonus track. In addition, the Grascals' new video, "I Am Strong" featuring Dolly Parton premiered in mid-December on AOL. Because of The Grascals caring spirit, Cracker Barrel is donating a percentage of the proceeds from the CD to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
"The Grascals never cease to amaze me with their talent, creativity and first-class performances," said Gracie Muldoon, founder of WorldWideBluegrass.com. "However, it is no surprise, that their hearts are as big as they are – with their contribution to St. Jude and sick children with the release of "I Am Strong." It shows the world that the representatives of Bluegrass music have hearts as big as their basses, as big as their talents. The heart of the Grascals is there beating along with their music as they share their love for humanity of the weakest, no, make that the "strongest" members, the beautiful children."
"The Grascals are steeped in bluegrass tradition and at the same time are in touch with their contemporary audiences, bringing authenticity as well as freshness to the music," said Chris Ciavarra, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cracker Barrel. "We are pleased to be able to offer our guests this unique CD as the latest album in our exclusive music program."