Bluegrass fame and fortune is a tough road to hoe, unless you've been anointed by a country music legend. Fortunately for the Grascals, a group of nashville veterans with enough combined experience to write a Time-Life series, Dolly Parton absorbed them in 2004 as both her opening act and her backing band - and the group hasn't looked back since.
While their full-time gig with Dolly ended back in 2005, the band and the icon frequently collaborate with each other. The Grascals breakthrough single was a cover of "Viva Los Vegas" featuring Dolly. Dolly also appears on their current single "I Am Strong" - from their new record "The Grascals & Friends - Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin." The song is a touching tribute to St. Judes Hospital, which benefits from the sale of the record.
The Everglades Bluegrass Festival takes place Tonight - Sunday at Greynolds Park, 17530 W. Dixie Hwy. North Miami Beach. Three day passes are $55. 1 day admission on Friday and Sunday is $20. Saturday admission (The Grascals headline Saturday's bill) is $25. Admission for kids with a paying adult is free. For more information call: 305 358 1800.