06/15/2016

NItty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrate 50 Years at Mountain Winery

Fifty years is a long time for any relationship. When a marriage hits the half-century mark, the celebration is called a “golden anniversary.” But when a band makes it through five decades—of living on the road, continuing to release relevant material, keeping up a unified public image and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships—it’s a small miracle.
06/13/2016

Saturday Night Gets "Nitty Gritty"

Saturday night's CMA Music Festival lineup included a wide variety of talent from former rock star Steven Tyler to Blake Shelton. The night opened up with Marshall Tucker Band, quickly followed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
05/12/2016

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrating 50 years

The genesis of contemporary country and roots music is often attributed to the year 1966, when singer/guitarist Jeff Hanna, drummer Jimmie Fadden, multi-instrumentalist John McEuen and singer Bruce Kunkel formed a rock/jug-band hybrid known as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Long Beach, Calif.