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Della Mae makes Opry debut

Thursday, December 5, 2013 – Della Mae will make its debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

The group, voted Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been on tour throughout the year in support of its Rounder Records debut, "This World Oft Can Be."

The show, featuring Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium.

"We couldn't be more proud. We'll be playing alongside Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and more. It's a bluegrass miracle," the band said in a statement. "This will be our final show of the year and what a way to top off an incredible year. Thanks to all of you for the continued support."

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Della Mae CD review - Della Mae
The time has come to drop the label "female bluegrass band" as applied to Della Mae. With their second, self-titled, Rounder Records release, Della Mae is simply one of the most accomplished bluegrass acts on the circuit. The four Dellas (they are down to a quartet with Mark Schatz standing on bass) have total command of their instruments (vocal and otherwise). They are skilled performers with a growing resume, including emerging IBMA Artist of the Year in 2013 and a Grammy nomination »»»
This World Oft Can Be CD review - This World Oft Can Be
Although it isn't rare to hear women singing and playing bluegrass-inspired music, it is still unusual to take in a five-girl band doing so. Della Mae are not what The Runaways and The Go-Go's meant to rock & roll, perhaps, but they're nevertheless significant and unique. With Heaven's Gate, the Boston-based Della Mae proves they can play with the best of them on this fast-paced workout, with plenty of nimbly quick picking. Better still, Della Mae write the most of their »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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