Check out Gary Brewer's newest interview by clicking the image or button below (It begins at 43:14 with an "honorable mention" and leads right into the interview (ending at 01:03:05) on Who's Hoo: Independent Country Music Countdown
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—It was an honor for Gary and Wayne to guest on Terry Meiners’ show on iHeartRadio’s 840 WHAS!
If you missed Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers' WAVE 3 Listens Live interview on October 30th, you can view it in full here!
40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Celebration continues as GBKR's newest release garners #1 in the Nation on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart.
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GBKR, a family band that goes back 6 generations into their musical roots, has performed in all 50 US states, Canada, and Europe extensively since being formed in 1980. Today, GBKR takes the stage performing Bluegrass originals, Country music classics, foot-stomping Old-time Mountain Music, and good ole Gospel hymns; offering a little something for everybody. Gary has stamped their style of music as “Brewgrass”.
During his music career, Gary Brewer has recorded for multiple major record labels including Copper Creek releasing 29 studio albums and a double live album (recorded on one of his European tours). Now, he has launched his own label called SGM Records (Stretch Grass Music). He has released an additional 21 albums on his label. Among the SGM releases is “Kentucky Headlines and Heartbreak” including 3 tracks. “The Death of Floyd Collins” was the soundtrack for “The Floyd Collins Story” movie (released on Peridot Pictures). GBKR’s 2018 release, “Vintage Country Revival” brought great success charting at #1 on the Global Country Radio Charts and receiving 2 nominations in the 61st GRAMMY Awards (for Best Americana Album & Best American-Roots performance).
Their most recent album on SGM “40th Anniversary Celebration” was released during the start of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic in May 2020. Climbing the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart to the #1 spot twice and holding in the top 5 for over 30 weeks, this CD Release garnered massive media attention for the group. The album critically praised by countless outlets, Midwest Record Reviews said “40th Anniversary Celebration” is “The Biggest Bluegrass record since ‘Dueling Banjos’!” GBKR was featured on/in the following outlets due to GBKR’s 40th Anniversary and its CD Release: Medium Magazine, Thrive Global, Music Row, NewsBreak, Take Effect, Bluegrass Today, Roots Music Report, The Bluegrass Situation, Vents Magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Bluegrass Standard, and more. “40th Anniversary Celebration” was in 6 categories for the 63rd GRAMMY Awards and up for “Collaborative Recording of the Year” at the 2020 IBMAs. Needless to say, even without having the opportunity to promote their 40th Anniversary CD on the road, GBKR had one of their most successful years yet in 2020.
The entire Brewer clan has come by their musical talents honestly. They have true respect for their roots that reach back to the 1920s including third generation Brewer, Finley J. “Pap” Brewer Sr., performing with the Original Carter family. Because of such a great love for music being passed down for generations, Gary is a strong traditionalist. He has toured alongside many Bluegrass music legends throughout his career. (Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, Uncle Josh Graves, and many more) (....read more)
GARY BREWER DAY
October 26, 2020, was officially proclaimed ‘Gary Brewer Day’ by the city of Shepherdsville! The guys were honored by the city Mayor, city attorney, and the city council for their 40th Anniversary in the music and their 2 time #1 Album “40th Anniversary Celebration”
Thank you for the kind words John at 91.9 WFPK😁🎶
Everyone be sure to give this one a read!
Special thanks to Vents Magazine for premiering “Big Train” off the new 40th Anniversary Celebration CD (ft. Doug Phelps of The Kentucky Headhunters)
Check out the article, a small Q&A, and “Big Train” here!
GBKR would like to thank American Songwriter for Premiering the NEW
Single Featuring The Travelin' McCourys from their upcoming 40th
Anniversary Celebration Album!
It's an honor for GBKR to be featured on the April Issue of The Bluegrass Standard Magazine for the 40th Anniversary Celebration 🎉🤗👏
IN THE STUDIO-40 YR PROJECT
We have a wonderful team working on the new project! Excited to share it with you!
Keep watch for updates in the coming months.
Fun day in the studio with Rambler alumni Ron Stewart! Looking forward to what the future holds for Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers
The Travelin' McCourys
T. Graham Brown
Ralph Stanley II
Dale Ann Bradley
Doug Phelps (The Kentucky Headhunters)
WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN- 2019
WFPK LIVE LUNCH - 2019
Watch Season 14 Episode 12 of Song of the Mountains
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers' national television performance.
GBKR Full Performance Highlight Reel
"VINTAGE COUNTRY REVIVAL" CD
Our newest Country-Roots CD release, "Vintage Country Revival", has held the #1 spot on the Country Global Radio Airplay Charts. We are individually thanking all of the DJs and Radio stations who made it possible! Check them out below!
The official music video for Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers' new single, "Paradise" (featuring EmiSunshine), from GBKR's "Vintage Country Revival" CD
(released on SGM records).
It was a true honor to be able to play at the Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum (known as Johnny Cash’s personal getaway) this past Saturday. GBKR enjoyed being able to play on the same stage Johnny and June Carter played on many times at what was previously the Sur Sound Studio building (where many legendary recordings occurred).
Special thanks to our friends Remington Ryde.
We are so proud of the great success our 2019 Fall Shin-dig in the Park Music Festival was this year (October 5th 2019)! Such beautiful weather, talented musicians, tons of booths for shopping and yummy food. We've now reached a record crowd of over 2000 people! We want to send a huge thank you out to each of our hardworking vendors, performing acts, and all of the wonderful patrons who came out. Each of you made this festival possible! Also, a shoutout and thank you to Mayor Curtis Hockenbury, Faith Portman, the City of Shepherdsville, and Hester's Family Fitness for helping to present this Shin-dig in the Park.
Be on the lookout for updates about our 2020 Spring Shin-dig (it will be the last Saturday in April). Headliners will be announced soon!
Nose Flute Quartet
Thanks Bluegrass Today! More Exciting News Coming Soon!!!
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(1) WDRB News promotional plug
(2) WDRB News exclusive sneak peek coverage
(3) Louisville Business First article
(4) WHAS11 News promotional plug
(5) WLKY News article
(6) Courier-Journal article
(7) Sentinel News article
Big Announcement for Gary Brewer's 40 Year Anniversary tour! Check out this tell-all Bluegrass Today Article!
Check out this wonderful article from Jessica Bray at KY Country Music!
Follow-up article & slideshow from our 2019
Spring Shin-dig in the Park!