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The Farm Hands Win Big at SPBGMA 2018

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The Farm HandsPinecastle Records artists The Farm Hands have been honored by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), winning four awards including the coveted "Album of the Year" for their recently released album, Colors. "Rural Route," the #1 Bluegrass Today hit single from the album, won "Bluegrass Song of the Year." The group won "Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall)" and bandmember Tim Graves won "Dobro Performer of the Year."

Colors is The Farm Hand's third release on Pinecastle Records which came out in July of 2017. Last year also brought honors for the band when they were honored by the Tennessee State Senate as musical ambassadors for the state of Tennessee and they were presented with a key to the city of West Liberty, KY.

The Farm Hands are on the road most weekends of the year at churches, festivals, and many other venues canvasing the country performing their solid, down-home, familiar-yet-excellent style of bluegrass. Their fans have responded, and it is clear that traditional bluegrass is still very much in demand.

"Too few are recordings that capture such imaginative lyrics and perspectives, but that was no problem for The Farm Hands. Colors is bluegrass music as it should be: fun and done up right." - Country Standard Time

"Their previous releases have all been characterized by direct, unflashy but highly appropriate instrumental work, and by warm lead vocals and very smooth harmonies. Song choices have been about basic, down-to-earth values with a generous lean toward religious and religion-inspired beliefs. That's exactly what you'll find with their new recording." - Bluegrass Unlimited

"Right from the first note this excellent 4- man band shows that they mean business: Their kick off song RURAL ROUTE is a dynamic, solid piece that any traditional Bluegrass fan should be able to appreciate." - County Sales

Click here for a video of The Farm Hands talking about their SPBGMA "Song of the Year" "Rural Route"

#1 single - Rural Route - The Farm Hands from Pinecastle Records on Vimeo.

The Complete SPBGMA Awards by category are:

  1. Bluegrass Promoter of the Year – DA Callaway
  2. Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year – Sirius XM 062-Bluegrass Junction
  3. Bluegrass DJ of the Year – Kyle Cantrell Sirius XM 062
  4. Songwriter of the Year – Donna Ulisse
  5. Album of the Year – Colors, The Farm Hands on Pinecastle Records
  6. Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year – Mickey Harris
  7. Dobro Performer of the Year – Tim Graves
  8. Guitar Performer of the Year – Josh Williams
  9. Mandolin Performer of the Year – Alan Bibey
  10. Banjo Performer of the Year – Kristin Scott Benson
  11. Fiddle Performer of the Year – Hunter Berry
  12. Female Vocalist of the Year – Rhonda Vincent
  13. Male Vocalist of the Year – Russell Moore
  14. Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
  15. Bluegrass Vocal Group of the Year – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  16. Bluegrass Instrumental Group of the Year – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  17. Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall) – The Farm Hands
  18. Bluegrass Entertainer(s) of the Year – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  19. Bluegrass Song of the Year – Rural Route, The Farmhands on Pinecastle Records

The Farm Hands are:

  • Tim Graves - resophonic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
  • Daryl Mosley - bass guitar, lead and harmony vocals
  • Keith Tew - guitar, lead and harmony vocals
  • Don Hill - banjo and bass vocals

Visit The Farm Hands official website here.

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