The SteelDrivers are celebrating a milestone of 10 strong years of highly acclaimed albums with numerous awards.
The band formed back in 2008 and released a self-titled album, which hit 57 on the Billboard chart, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Performance and made their Opry debut with Chris Stapleton as the lead singer.
Stapleton left the group in 2010 and Gary Nichols stepped in as lead singer for the group until just recently when “The Voice” contestant Adam Wakefield filled in for a few shows before the band announced Kelvin Damrell as the new lead singer in 2018.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since our first album,” band co-founder, lead singer and fiddle player Tammy Rogers muses. “And yet, even with all the change and transition, we still have the same joy and enthusiasm that we did in the beginning. Even as the trajectory changes, the story continues to unfold.”
Only Nashville could give birth to a band like The SteelDrivers: a talented group of seasoned musicians – each distinguished in his or her own right. The group’s bluegrass roots combine with country and soul influences to create a refreshing, decidedly contemporary sound. This is new music with an old feeling. The SteelDrivers fan, Vince Gill, describes the band’s fusion as simply as “an incredible combination.”
The SteelDrivers released their fourth Rounder Records recording The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and received a GRAMMY® award for “Best Bluegrass Album.” Earlier this year, The SteelDrivers re-released their 2008 self-titled debut album on vinyl.
In celebration of the tenth anniversary, The SteelDrivers will perform at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on August 17 at the underground “performance hall,” known as The Cave, which coincides with the Bluegrass Underground’s 10th-anniversary celebration. Purchase tickets for the show online here.
To learn more about the world-class musicians and performers, visit www.thesteeldrivers.com.