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03.01.2014
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
12.21.2013
Doc Watson meets Merle Travis for the first time
Watch this video from the Will The Circle Be Unbroken sessions... Read More
12.09.2013
A Look into the future!
2014 happenings for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Read More
12.05.2013
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
11.28.2013
Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a safe holiday! Read More
05.29.2013
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
05.03.2013
Lost & Gone
A very touching Blog from our good friend Holly Gleason. Read More
03.27.2013
Dirt Band's Circle Album Reissued for 40th Anniversary
cmt.com talks with Jeff Hanna Read More
03.22.2013
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
03.14.2013
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
03.11.2013
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
03.11.2013
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
03.06.2013
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
01.22.2013
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND’S ‘WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN’ REMASTERED FOR DELUXE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRIPLE VINYL AND HDTRACKS DIGITAL
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
11.15.2012
Completing the Circle
Jimmie Fadden talks about being part of 2013 Merlefest. Read More
11.10.2012
Merlefest 2013 Lineup Announced
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band one of many great acts to headline Merlefest 2013 Read More
11.01.2012
NGDB 2013 Tour Dates coming soon!
Stay tuned for an exciting 2013 schedule, we hope to see y'all out there! Read More
06.14.2012
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returns to Deadwood, SD!
The Deadwood Mountain Grand is holding the first Bluegrass Bash July 6-7 Read More
06.12.2012
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
06.08.2012
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
08.25.2011
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
08.12.2011
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
07.28.2011
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
07.11.2011
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
06.27.2011
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
05.27.2011
"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
05.02.2011
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND CELEBRATES GOLD CERTIFICATION FOR “FISHIN’ IN THE DARK”
With Over 500,000 Downloads, The Single Becomes the Band's First Gold Digital Sales Certification Read More
04.07.2011
Roots music pioneers get to the Nitty Gritty at Country Thunder
Read the full interview with Jeff Hanna now!! Read More
03.11.2011
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
02.15.2011
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
02.13.2011
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
02.10.2011
OFFICIAL NGDB STORE PROMOTION!
Buy 2 get 1 free! Read More
07.05.2010
Review of the Coralville 4th Fest show
Dirt Band sounds as fresh as ever Read More
06.12.2010
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured on the Tune In Music City blog
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band underlines legendary status at Bonnaroo Read More
04.09.2010
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band creates Custom Merchandise store
Get hats, hoodies, shirts, posters, etc....... Read More
04.06.2010
Great write up on NGDB in, The Boot"
Read this great article on NGDB Read More
03.29.2010
Hittin' the Note reviews "Speed Of Life"
Between 1966 and ‘67, Duane and Gregg Allman lived in “The Dirt House” Read More
02.09.2010
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Bonnaroo!
NGDB has been added to the 2010 Bonnaroo Lineup Read More
02.01.2010
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
01.31.2010
"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
01.07.2010
NGDB Records 'The Simpsons' Theme Song for 20th Anniversary Show!
The show will air Jan 10th @ 8pm et on FOX! Read More
01.04.2010
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
01.04.2010
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
12.17.2009
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
12.15.2009
'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
11.21.2009
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
11.18.2009
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
11.10.2009
"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
11.02.2009
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
11.02.2009
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
10.26.2009
"Speed of Life" reviews published by Top40-Charts.com!
Billboard, USA Today, American Songwriter and more! Read More
10.25.2009
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
10.23.2009
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
10.22.2009
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
10.21.2009
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
10.14.2009
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
10.12.2009
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
10.09.2009
"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
10.07.2009
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
09.29.2009
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
09.29.2009
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
09.23.2009
"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
09.22.2009
The new CD "Speed of Life" available everywhere NOW
NGDB releases Speed of Life Read More
09.22.2009
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
09.22.2009
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
09.22.2009
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
09.18.2009
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
09.12.2009
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
08.14.2009
NGDB to Perform at The Americana Music Festival
Click read more to get more info. Read More
06.30.2009
NEW ALBUM "SPEED OF LIFE" AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 22!!
Click below to read the press. Read More
05.20.2009
New Merchandise!
We have added a 12x18 Poster to our store! Read More
05.05.2009
FAN PICTURES!!
Would you like to see your photos on our website? Read More
04.08.2009
New Website!
Welcome to our new website! Read More
04.08.2009
American Songwriter
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will have a song featured on American Songwriter's May/June "Country Way" compilation CD. Read More
04.07.2009
iTunes
Classic Dirt Band music now available on iTunes! Read More
04.21.2008
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES
Steven Curtis Chapman, Merle Kilgore, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Wariner, Kirk Whalum and Hank Williams, honored on Nashville’s Music Mile Read More
10.04.2007
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
05.04.2006
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
02.02.2006
"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
02.04.2005
"Earl's Breakdown"
The NGDB won their most recent Grammy for Country Instrumental Performance. Read More