Brooke and I were very busy participants in the 38th Annual Bluegrass Awards Show produced by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. We were very honored to be finalists in five awards categories and to serve as Presenters at the 2012 show held February 5th in Nashville. For the second year in a row our band was chosen to open the awards presentations. We performed five songs during the show. In the days before the show we performed twice for the annual national bluegrass convention and joined an all-star lineup on the internationally broadcast Music City Roots program.
It was certainly a busy week for us but it sure was fun. I especially enjoyed getting to stand up there and say: “And the Winner is…”. We hope to get to do it again next year. As much as we would have loved to win one of the awards this year we want all of the fans to know how much we appreciate them making it possible for us to have such a large role in the show. Bluegrass fans are the best fans in the world and those that we get to spend time with as we crisscross the country are a lot like family to Brooke and I. Our bluegrass family and our faith mean everything to us and we are so very grateful for everything.
As busy as the past week was the coming weeks are just as hectic, including shows in Florida and Massachusetts the same weekend! We’ll also be in the Chicago area this month.
We have spent a lot of time in January and February on an exciting new endeavor. We have agreed to host a national TV show for broadcast later in the year. We have complete two days of taping and will do a third taping Friday February 10th. The show is called Bluegrass Road and will air weekly featuring some of the hottest bands on the bluegrass circuit. The show’s producers have more than three decades in the business and are the creators of the Great American Gospel series. The show will be of the highest quality. Coming up next we start filming a music video for one of our new songs. We are really excited to have landed a top producer to head up the project and we just love her ideas for the “Wildflower” video.
Along with our regular performance schedule we are getting ready for the 2012 edition of the Darin and Brooke Aldridge Music Festival in Cherryville, NC April 13 & 14. Again this year the festival will feature special guests The Grascals who were multiple award winners in Nashville last week. 2012 is definitely looking like another great year for us and we thank all of you for making it possible.