Saturday March 5th at 11pm - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates its 50th anniversary of making music together in a PBS special NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND: 50 YEARS AND CIRCLIN' BACK. The band is joined by a host of special guests, including Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Vince Gill, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and original Dirt Band member Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson. “We’re humbled to have all of these amazing artists, who happen to be our friends, come out to honor this legacy,” says the Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna of the celebration. The show is a homecoming of sorts for many of the band’s longtime friends. Prine contributedGrandpa Was A Carpenter on the band’s second "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album, a project that featured Douglas, Bush, Johnny Cash, and others and won three Grammys and a CMA Album of the Year award. Gill contributed All Prayed Upto the third Circle project, an album that won a Grammy for the instrumental Earl’s Breakdown. And Crowell penned the Dirt Band hits Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream) and An American Dream.
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