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Jeff Hanna Talks 50th Anniversary, Celebratory Ryman Auditorium Show
Fifty years ago, in 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was founded in Long Beach, Calif. Despite their numerous lineup changes throughout the years, they’ve had a successful half-century-long career — and have no plans to slow down anytime soon. Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Announces 50th Anniversary Tour, Reflects on Best Memories
Next month, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will kick off an exciting year with a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. On Sept. 14 Read More
Pre-sale Tickets to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends Gone in Minutes
The Americana Music Association and The NGBD fan pre-sale have completely sold out Public on-sale for the September 14 show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium begins Friday at 10 a.m. Read More
Americana Association Presents Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends, Circlin' Back, Celebrating 50 Years
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Play Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 14, Celebrating 50 Years of Music. Legendary American Roots Band to Kick off Americana Fest at the Mother Church. Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band To Perform As Part Of The Museum’s Summer Membership Appreciation Program, The Big Gig
On Thursday, July 2, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at 7:00 p.m. Read More
Americana Musicians Find Champion in Letterman
The hymn was on a 1972 album that sparked Mr. Letterman’s interest in Americana, the host said. “When I was a young man back in Indiana, I was given a copy of “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” he recalled. “The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band produced this seminal co Read More
NGDB a part of Free to Rock
A Documentary about how rock and roll brought down the iron curtain. Read More
Story Behind the Song: ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’
Jim Photoglo knew he was onto something good when he played a bouncy melody for fellow songwriter Wendy Waldman. And he really, really didn’t want to turn it into a song about fishing. But that’s what Waldman was thinking about when the two got togethe Read More
NGDB Inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Along with Poco, Firefall, and a Tribute to Stephen Stills & Manassas Read More
Fishin' in the Dark Certified Platinum
For Digital Download sales of over 1 million the RIAA has certified the single Fishin' in the Dark Platinum Read More
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
Jimmie Fadden is the drummer for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), a veteran group of talented musicians which was - and still is - considered a catalyst band for the entire country rock and American roots music movement. Fadden says that he is the most impo Read More
Doc Watson meets Merle Travis for the first time
Watch this video from the Will The Circle Be Unbroken sessions... Read More
A Look into the future!
2014 happenings for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Read More
Amazon DEALS on NGDB!
Hi folks... Amazon's got a great deal going on "The Christmas Album"..$5 !! Lots of other NGDB titles, too !! Read More
Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a safe holiday! Read More
Steve Martin: My First, My Last, My Everything
The first performer who I ever saw in concert was Steve Martin, and whether this man wants the credit or not, he changed my life forever. Read More
Lost & Gone
A very touching Blog from our good friend Holly Gleason. Read More
Dirt Band's Circle Album Reissued for 40th Anniversary
cmt.com talks with Jeff Hanna Read More
Peter Cooper On Music: Seminal ‘Circle’ gets fresh vinyl pressing
Jeff Hanna looks at the photographs taken nearly 42 years ago, inside an East Nashville studio where long-haired rock ’n’ rollers... Read More
Win an Autographed Deluxe Triple Vinyl Copy of Rereleased Will the Circle be Unbroken
Will the Circle be Unbroken, has been remastered from the analog tapes for a deluxe 40th Anniversary 3LP vinyl and high definition digital HDtracks edition Read More
New Release March 12
Hey folks.. Want to let you know that for the first time since the 1970s, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken " is available again on vinyl !! Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Revisit Legendary 'Circle' Album
In 1972, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band did what was -- at least to some -- very unthinkable at the time. Read More
Nice review from Nancy Dunham on jambands.com
If awards are ever presented for “legendary band that hasn’t become its own tribute act,” the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band would surely be a top contender. Read More
Seminal 1972 Americana Album’s First-Ever Vinyl Reissue Overseen by the Band, with New Liner Notes by the Dirt Band’s John McEuen Read More
Completing the Circle
Jimmie Fadden talks about being part of 2013 Merlefest. Read More
Merlefest 2013 Lineup Announced
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band one of many great acts to headline Merlefest 2013 Read More
NGDB 2013 Tour Dates coming soon!
Stay tuned for an exciting 2013 schedule, we hope to see y'all out there! Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returns to Deadwood, SD!
The Deadwood Mountain Grand is holding the first Bluegrass Bash July 6-7 Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’ – Top 100 Country Songs
Even though ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’ was released by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1987, it stands as a testament to the lifestyle that country musicians still love to sing about today. Read More
Pantheon Songs - Songs that define an Artist
“With all due respect to The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, it took the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with this album to come up with a merger of rock and country music that worked for both sides and everyone involved.” — Bruce Eder Read More
This Saturday, Nitty Gritty Returns to The Big Top
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at Big Top Chautauqua on Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 pm. Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays Aug. 13 at Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville, GA
Times Herald: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays from their 40-year music catalog at The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville, GA on Aug. 13. Read More
Taste of Country lists "Bless the Broken Road" as their No. 1 First Dance Wedding Song
Taste of Country has compiled a list of the Top 10 Wedding Songs for the First Dance and placed "Bless the Broken Road" as their No. 1 choice. This song first came to life in the early ‘90s, when it was recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The song was Read More
Due to recent flooding, North Dakota State Fair events are cancelled
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is saddened by the recent flooding in North Dakota and wishes the communities impacted a quick recovery. Due to this flooding, the ND State Fair is canceling the 2011 events including our scheduled tour date. Read More
New Live EP Featuring Six Fan Favorites
Experience the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's incredible live sound from their 2010 performance at Big Top Chautauqua Read More
"Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna" from Huffington Post's Mike Ragogna
A Conversation with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna from Huffington Post's Mike Ragogna Read More
With Over 500,000 Downloads, The Single Becomes the Band's First Gold Digital Sales Certification Read More
Roots music pioneers get to the Nitty Gritty at Country Thunder
Read the full interview with Jeff Hanna now!! Read More
Musical ‘Circle’ remains ‘Unbroken’ for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
It’s the little things that Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Jimmie Fadden remembers the most. Read More
Celebrating John Denver Music, Life and Induction to Colorado Music Hall of Fame
The stellar evening will feature performances by Olivia Newton-John, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack, John Oates and other talents in a commemoration to the late musician. Read More
Listen to the history behind the song Mr. Bojangles
NGDB's John McEuen explains his story of how NGDB heard and recorded the classic track, "Mr. Bojangles" Read More
Buy 2 get 1 free! Read More
Review of the Coralville 4th Fest show
Dirt Band sounds as fresh as ever Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured on the Tune In Music City blog
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band underlines legendary status at Bonnaroo Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band creates Custom Merchandise store
Get hats, hoodies, shirts, posters, etc....... Read More
Great write up on NGDB in, The Boot"
Read this great article on NGDB Read More
Hittin' the Note reviews "Speed Of Life"
Between 1966 and ‘67, Duane and Gregg Allman lived in “The Dirt House” Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Bonnaroo!
NGDB has been added to the 2010 Bonnaroo Lineup Read More
Mr. Bojangles inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame
We are proud to announce that the NGDB's recording of Mr. Bojangles has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2010. Read More
"The Crow" wins Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album
Congrats to our friend Steve Martin and hats off to our band mate John McEuen for producing the Album. Read More
NGDB Records 'The Simpsons' Theme Song for 20th Anniversary Show!
The show will air Jan 10th @ 8pm et on FOX! Read More
The Jeff Hanna interview on The Bob Edwards Show!!!
On Wednesday January 6, 2010 Jeff Hanna will be interviewed by Bob Edwards on the air! Check it out!! Read More
CMT NEWS: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Display Classic Sound on Speed of Life
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's legions of fans can thank co-producers George Massenburg and Jon Randall Stewart for capturing their classic sound on the group's latest album, Speed of Life. Read More
NGDB is giving away a signed guitar! Enter today!
Enter to win an Epiphone acoustic guitar, signed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and an 8"x10" photo of the band with guitar! Read More
'Speed of Life' made the Best of 2009 list!
Tis the season... The best of lists are coming out in force. So I am going to get ahead of the curve. This year is particularly interesting if you want to check out the top "Twang" lists. Read More
NGDB plays The Early Show for CBS News!
The Four-Time Grammy-Winners Have Taken Country Music to New Heights for More Than 40 Years. Read More
Check out the new of Speed of Life review in Country Weekly - ON STANDS NOW!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s first new album in five years finds the group circling around to its earliest days as a rootsy rock band discovering country music. Read More
"Speed of Life" moves up the charts to #10!
"The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band having a big jump, with Speed Of Life moving from #21 to #10" Read More
Jeff Hanna interviewed on Radio Margaritaville
Great news NGDB Fans: Tune into Radio Margaritaville on Sirius Satellite Radio to hear an interview with Jeff Hanna and some tracks from Speed of Life. Read More
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Ready to Ramble from CBS to Levon's
"NGDB sounds fresh alongside the likes of Wilco and Son Volt." - Boston Herald Read More
"Speed of Life" reviews published by Top40-Charts.com!
Billboard, USA Today, American Songwriter and more! Read More
The Boston Herald reviews "Speed of Life"
"So it’s no surprise that 37 years and many lineup changes later, NGDB sounds fresh alongside the likes of Wilco and Son Volt" Read More
UK newspaper gives "Speed of Life" 5 stars!!
"Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's star-studded 1972 triple-album Will The Circle Be Unbroken is regarded as the first stirrings of the nascent Americana movement, introducing The Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to a young audience... Read More
The Nashville Tennessean Newspaper highlights the Dirt Band with a full page article!
"After 43 years, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band still finds something to say... Produced by George Massenburg and Jon Randall, new album Speed of Life makes the case as well as anything that the Dirt Band is as vital and important a roots music force as ever" Read More
Sonic Boomers is lovin' "Speed of Life"
"They [NGDB] are, in many ways, musicologists as well as modern country players, and take delight in exploring the waterfront of sounds they've always excelled at. On Speed Of Life, it feels like the Dirt Band is stretching out at the same time they're fo Read More
Blurt Magazine reviews "Speed of Life"
"The Dirt Band may be 45 years old and give ample bows to its genre's heritage but it's got the spunk of the freshest new band out there - plus musical chops you just won't find anywhere else" Read More
The Washington Post reviews the Dirt Band's show!
"In addition to its country-rock leanings, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band also has serious bluegrass chops" Read More
"Speed of Life" reviewed by The Washington Post!
"In the annals of cool music, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band still ranks high among musicians and fans alike" Read More
City Scoops Lifestyle Magazine reviews NGDB show!
"Their first CD in five years– and it’s very very good... Their tight harmonies, strong musicianship, and kind of laidback version of sizzle feels really good right now. Soothing, yet challenging and provoking too. The new CD is full of strong songs, Read More
The Boot interviews NGDB!
"When the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed during Nashville's Americana Music conference a few weeks ago, the legendary group packed a full house in the biggest venue the festival had available for them to play" Read More
HamptonRoads.com reviews "Speed of Life"
"The mumbling at songs’ end, the singing and the musicianship all add up to just what you would expect from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – a great deal of enjoyment from a class act" Read More
"Speed of Life" reviewed by The 9513!
After all, once a band’s been together for 45 years, don’t you think they’d get a little bored with it all? Listening to Speed of Life, the answer is “no freakin’ way” Read More
The new CD "Speed of Life" available everywhere NOW
NGDB releases Speed of Life Read More
Great album review from allmusic.com!
"Ultimately, Speed of Life proves that the NGDB have reinvented themselves once more. Nothing here is of the slick Nashville variety. It feels as organic as their mid-'70s recordings, but the material is quite listener-friendly" Read More
Orange County journalist gets nostalgic about NGDB
"And the evening was topped with a fantastic performance by the Nitty Gritty, aided on occasions by Steve [Martin] on banjo! This was undoubtedly the best evening I ever spent at the Golden Bear and will never forget it!!!" Read More
Fiddlefreak Music Blog reviews "Speed of Life"
"The new record does not disappoint. God, if only top-40 country was half this good! The material is strong and wide-ranging, the arrangements folky and dynamic, the production perfect" Read More
Billboard's sneak peak at "Speed of Life"
"There's a simplicity to the music that's refreshing in today's overproduced, oversampled world -and in true George Massenburg fashion, the production is warm and inviting" Read More
Watch the making of NGDB's new album "Speed of Life" NOW
Check out a short video and get a behind the scenes look into the studio for the making of "Speed of Life" Read More
NGDB to Perform at The Americana Music Festival
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New Merchandise!
We have added a 12x18 Poster to our store! Read More
Would you like to see your photos on our website? Read More
New Website!
Welcome to our new website! Read More
American Songwriter
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will have a song featured on American Songwriter's May/June "Country Way" compilation CD. Read More
Classic Dirt Band music now available on iTunes! Read More
Steven Curtis Chapman, Merle Kilgore, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Wariner, Kirk Whalum and Hank Williams, honored on Nashville’s Music Mile Read More
NGDB Honored by IEBA
On October 16th in Nashville, Tennessee, the NGDB was recognized by the International Entertainment Buyers Association for it's 40 years of recording and touring contributions to the music industry. Read More
Will The Circle Be Unbroken 30th Anniversary Edition
"Will The Circle Be Unbroken" has been honored by the Library of Congress. It was included in the 2006 National Recording Registry. Read More
"Bless the Broken Road"
"Bless the Broken Road" (co-written by Dirt Band member Jeff Hanna) has won the Grammy for BEST COUNTRY SONG. Read More
"Earl's Breakdown"
The NGDB won their most recent Grammy for Country Instrumental Performance. Read More