The Grascals start recording new CD
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
– The Grascals, IBMA's reigning Entertainers of the Year, are taking advantage of some time off the road to begin recording new songs for their next Rounder release, coming in 2008.
"We're having a great time in the studio; it's been very relaxed," said Grascals lead vocalist and guitarist Jamie Johnson. "We've been listening to songs since the last album came out, and we're thrilled with what we found. We've been playing some of these songs on the road, and the crowds seem to love them."
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