#4 in 2015 - "THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD"
dated: February 13, 2016

Our latest single #1 single, written by our Russell Johnson, was also ranked as the #4 song for all of 2015 by Bluegrass Unlimited.

Thanks to all of our fans, the DJ's, the promoters, and our families!!!

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ANOTHER #1 - "THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD"
dated: November 1, 2015

Another #1 = Unbelievable!
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Our latest single, written by our very own Russell Johnson, is #1 on the November 2015 Bluegrass Unlimited National Chart. It is our
fourth #1.
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Thanks to all of our fans, the DJ's, the promoters, and our families!!!
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ONE AWAY FROM THE TOP - "THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD"
dated: October 4, 2015

Our latest CD and single, The Old School Road, checks in at #2 on the October Bluegrass Unlimited national charts.

PAIR OF 3's FOR "THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD"
dated: August 29, 2015

Our latest CD and single, The Old School Road, climbs to #3 on the September Bluegrass Unlimited national charts. It truly is an honor for us and we owe it all to you, our fans and the radio DJ's.

THE CLIMB CONTINUES FOR "THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD"
dated: July 29, 2015

The Grass Cats are thrilled with the success of our latest CD, The Old School Road. The album and single are doing well on several charts. The August Bluegrass Unlimited national chart has the single at #7 and the album at #4, the most recent Roots Music Report has the single at #6 and the album at #17, and Bluegrass Today's weekly airplay chart last week had "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" at #18. Thanks to the fans that request the music and the DJ's that play it!
"THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD" JUMPS NINE SPOTS
dated: June 6, 2015

The single, "The Old School Road" moves up nine spots to #9 on the July 2015 Bluegrass Unlimited national chart, while the CD moves up three spots to #7. We can't thank our fans, DJs, and listeners enough!!!
WEEKLY CHART UPDATE
dated: June 20, 2015

"High in the Mountains" (single) is #16 on the June 19, 2015 Bluegrass Today weekly chart.
"The Old School Road" (single) is #4 on the June 18, 2015 Roots Music Report weekly song chart.
The Old School Road (CD) is #13 on the June 18, 2015 Roots Music Report weekly album chart.
"85 ON 85" MAKES THE BLUEGRASS TODAY WEEKLY CHART
dated: June 13, 2015

"85 On 85", from our latest release The Old School Road, checks in at #18 on the June 12, 2015 Bluegrass Today weekly chart.
"THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD" MOVES UP THE NATIONAL CHARTS
dated: June 6, 2015

The single, "The Old School Road" jumps 10 spots to #18 on the June 2015 Bluegrass Unlimited national chart and the CD checks in at #10. The single is also at #19 on the Bluegrass Today monthly chart.
"THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD" DEBUTS AT #28 ON BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED CHART
dated: May 19, 2015

Our latest single, "The Old School Road" debuts at #28 on the May 2015 Bluegrass Unlimited national chart.
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"THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD" DEBUTS AT #3
dated: March 24, 2015

Our latest single, "The Old School Road" debuted at #3 on Bluegrass Today's March 20, 2015 Weekly Airplay Chart. We greatly appreciate the DJ's giving it a spin and the folks who are calling in and requesting it! Pick up your copy today from our Store page.
NEW RELEASE - THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD
dated: February 9, 2015

We are excited to announce the release of our ninth CD, The Old School Road! It includes several originals written by Russell and Rick, along with popular covers. Be sure to pickup a copy online in our Store or at our next show.
TOP 30 FOR 2013
dated: January 1, 2014

The single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", which was #1 for multiple months on several national charts is #3 on the Bluegrass Unlimited 2013 year end chart and #15 on Bluegrass Today's Top 30 Tracks for 2013. A great way to end 2013 and start 2014!!!
IT'S A THREE-PEAT FOR "THE MOUNTAINS MY BABY AND ME"
dated: April 30, 2013

Our single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", is the #1 song in bluegrass music for the third consecutive month, according to the May 2013 Bluegrass Unlimited national chart. The CD checks in at #3. We cannot say thank you enough to everyone that has helped the single achieve this status!!! Kudos again to the co-writers and Cats, Rick Lafleur and Russell Johnson.
"THE MOUNTAINS MY BABY AND ME" (single) IS #1 AGAIN
dated: April 1, 2013

According to the April 2013 Bluegrass Unlimited, our single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", is again the #1 song in bluegrass music. The CD is #2 on the Bluegrass Unlimited
album chart for the second consecutive month.
"THE MOUNTAINS MY BABY AND ME" (single) IS #1 ON TWO NATIONAL CHARTS
dated: March 1, 2013

According to Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Today, our single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", is the #1 song in all of bluegrass music for March 2013. This is our third #1 song and a huge honor for us, as well as the co-writers and fellow Cats, Rick Lafleur and Russell Johnson. The CD is #2 on the Bluegrass Unlimited
album chart for March.

"The Mountains My Baby And Me" joins "A Good Way To Get The Blues" (2010) and "Bluegrass Man" (2003) as #1's for us and adds to the fact that The Grass Cats are the only group on an independent label to ever have #1 songs on the Bluegrass Unlimited chart. As most of you know, Russell also wrote or co-wrote our first two #1 singles.
FEBRUARY 2013 COMES IN WITH A BANG
dated: February 1, 2013

February 2013 is turning out to be a huge month for The GRASS CATS! The single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", is #1 on the Bluegrass Today chart and #3 on the Bluegrass Unlimited chart. The CD is #4 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 CD chart. Congrats to the co-writers Russell Johnson and Rick Lafleur!
10 SPOT JUMP!
dated: December 5, 2012

Our latest single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", jumped 10 spots to #20 on the December Bluegrass Unlimited national survey. The CD is also on the December Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 CD chart. Once again, thanks to all of the fans and DJs.
IT'S CHART TIME AGAIN
dated: November 9, 2012

After less than two months from its release, The Mountains My Baby And Me has yielded its first charting song on the Bluegrass Unlimited national survey. The single, "The Mountains My Baby And Me", is #30 for the month of November 2012. In addition, the single is #8 on the Bluegrass Today weekly chart for November 9, 2012. Thanks to the fans and DJs for making this happen!
COUNTY SALES RECOMMENDS TMMBAM
dated: October 22, 2012

CountySales.com, who offers the world's largest selection of bluegrass and old-time music, has awarded the "RECOMMENDED" status to our latest release, The Mountains My Baby And Me, in their Newsletter #320. Thanks to everyone at CountySales.com for their kind words.

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OUR FIRST CD IN 3 YEARS SHIPS SEPTEMBER 10th
dated: August 5, 2012

As we celebrate our 15th year of performing, we are pleased to announce the release of The Mountains My Baby and Me, our 8th CD for New Time Records. This is our first CD in 3 years!!!

The Mountains My Baby And Me was produced and recorded by Russell Johnson at The Comfort Zone in Four Oaks, NC. The disc was mixed and mastered by Wesley Easter at Eastwood Studios in Cana, Virginia. It will be released September 10th, 2012 and available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and on here on our website. The first single and two additional songs are available to radio now at Airplay Direct and the full project will be available for radio downloads on September 10th.
THE HITS KEEP COMING FOR RUSSELL
dated: August 5, 2012

Russell has three songs on the August 2012 Bluegrass Today national chart. "Old Moonshiner" at #7 appeared on his latest release Anytime Anyplace But Only You, while he wrote the #10 ("Next To Nothing") and #17 ("Another Man's Arms") songs.
ALAN MULLEN IS THE NEWEST CAT
dated: April 22, 2012

We are excited to announce the addition of Alan Mullen on guitar and vocals. He is one of the best guitar players on the NC bluegrass scene and will really solidify the rhythm section. Alan has appeared on numerous recording sessions and was most recently a member of New Vintage. He replaces Steven Martin, who departed after 6.5 great years to spend more time with his family.

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RUSSELL JOHNSON RECEIVES MORE HONORS
dated: January 25, 2012

Russell has been selected to be a part of IBMA's "Leadership Bluegrass" class of 2012, March 8th-10th in Nashville, TN. The purpose of the program is to pull together a cross section of people with exhibited or potential leadership qualities into a network of learning and communication.  The selection process for Leadership Bluegrass is competitive, with more applicants than there are positions available.   Among others attending, will be Sharon White of The Whites and Claire Lynch.

We have also just learned of Russell's nomination in SPBGMA's 2012 "Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year" category. He joins the likes of Tim Stafford and Tom T. & Dixie Hall, among others. This is the second year in a row he has been nominated in this category.

In addition to the two big nods mentioned above, the title cut from Russell's recent solo project, Anytime Anyplace But Only You, is #6 on the January 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited national chart and #4 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles' (BMP) chart. It will surely continue to climb in the coming months!