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The Del McCoury Band is a Grammy award winning bluegrass band. Originally Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, adding McCoury's sons, Ronnie and Robbie on mandolin and banjo, respectively. In 1988, the "Dixie Pals" name was dropped in favor of the current name. Fiddler Tad Marks and bass player Mike Brantley joined in the early 1990s while the band became a national touring act. In 2004 they were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for It's Just the Night, and in 2006 they won that category for The Company We Keep.

The band recorded with Steve Earle on his 1999 album The Mountain. The band has also often performed in recent years with The Lee Boys, with setlists mixing bluegrass, funk and gospel with extended jams on many songs.

The Travelin' McCourys are an offshoot of the Del McCoury Band, featuring all current (2009) members of the band minus Del, augmented by guitarist Cody Kilby on live performances. The Travelin' McCourys also often play joint concerts with The Lee Boys.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Blue Side of Town The Del McCoury Band 1
1999 The Mountain Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band 1
2001 The Family The Del McCoury Band 1
2004 High Lonesome and Blue The Del McCoury Band 1
2006 The Promised Land The Del McCoury Band 1
2011 American Legacies The Del McCoury Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band 1
2013 The Streets of Baltimore The Del McCoury Band 1
Del and the Boys The Del McCoury Band 1
The Cold Hard Facts The Del McCoury Band 1
The Company We Keep The Del McCoury Band 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 It's Just the Night The Del McCoury Band 1
A Deeper Shade of Blue The Del McCoury Band 1
My Dixie Home The Del McCoury Band 1

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