The SteelDrivers On Mountain Stage

SET LIST

  • "East Kentucky Home"
  • "If It Hadn't Been for Love"
  • "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey"
  • "Midnight Train to Memphis"
  • "Where Rainbows Never Die"
  • "Blue Side of the Mountain"
The SteelDrivers 300

The SteelDrivers' members released their debut album in January. Brian Blauser hide caption

itoggle caption Brian Blauser

A band showcasing the work of seasoned Nashville veterans Chris Stapleton (guitar/vocals), Tammy Rodgers (fiddle/vocals), Richard Bailey (banjo), Mike Henderson (mandolin/vocals) and Mike Flemming (bass/vocals), The SteelDrivers enjoyed widespread acclaim upon the release of a self-titled debut at the start of the year. The group performs traditional bluegrass with three- and four-part harmonies over hard-driving fiddle, mandolin, banjo, stand-up bass and flat-picked guitar.

The group is currently nominated for several International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including a Song of the Year nomination for "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey," included here during a performance in Charleston, W.Va. The band is also in the running for Album of the Year and Best Emerging Artist honors.

Kentucky-based vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Chris Stapleton has written songs for a who's-who of country-music superstars, including his first No. 1 hit, Josh Turner's "Your Man."

This segment originally aired Oct. 2, 2008.

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