After 50 Years Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Still Putting Out New Albums
One of the most iconic bands in history, and one with deep Colorado roots, has celebrated five decades in the music business by releasing a new album. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band put out "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years" on September 30th. The album topped the Bluegrass chart in its first week of sales. Meanwhile, the band played the Grand Ole Opry's Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 8 in Nashville.
K99 has always a connection to the band. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one first shows we ever sponsored at the Greeley Stampede and they were our headliner at the K99 Fall Family Music Fest in 1998, Jimmy Ibbotson appeared on our "Country Cares for Kids" CD in 1999 and to this day, "Colorado Christmas" is still one of our most requested songs ever.
About New Dirt Band Album
The album was recorded live at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends" is a great collection of Dirt Band classics featuring a number of musical legends, incuding: John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House, Jerry Douglas, Jackson Browne and longtime member Jimmy Ibbotson. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is still made up of legends in their own right: Jeff Hanna (guitars/vocals), Jimmie Fadden (drums/harmonica/vocals), Bob Carpenter (keyboards/accordion/vocals) and John McEuen (banjo/fiddle/guitar/mandolin).
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years CD track listing:
1. "YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE"
2. "GRANDPA WAS A CARPENTER" feat. JOHN PRINE
3. "PARADISE" feat. JOHN PRINE
4. "MY WALKIN' SHOES"
5. "TENNESSEE STUD" fest. VINCE GILL
6. "NINE POUND HAMMER" feat. SAM BUSH with VINCE GILL
7. "BUY FOR ME THE RAIN"
8. "THESE DAYS" feat. JACKSON BROWNE
9. "TRUTHFUL PARSON BROWN" feat. JACKSON BROWNE with JERRY DOUGLAS, SAM BUSH and BYRON HOUSE
10. "KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE" feat. ALISON KRAUSS
11. "CATFISH JOHN" feat. ALISON KRAUSS
12. "AN AMERICAN DREAM" feat. RODNEY CROWELL with ALISON KRAUSS
13. "LONG HARD ROAD (THE SHARECROPPER'S DREAM)" feat. RODNEY CROWELL
14. "MR. BOJANGLES" feat. JERRY JEFF WALKER
15. "FISHIN' IN THE DARK" feat. JIMMY IBBOTSON
16. "BAYOU JUBILEE/SALLY WAS A GOODUN"
18. "WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN"