Compass Records Duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Receive GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Before The Sun Goes Down
(Nashville, TN) December 7, 2015 –– Compass Records recording artists ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY received a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Bluegrass Album of the Year for their release BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN during today’s nominee announcement by The Recording Academy for the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards. The awards will be held on February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live at 8/7c on CBS.
“I’m sure I don’t make a true ‘critic’ since I’m already such a fan, but the new album from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley is a wonderful piece of work. And my songwriting side is truly overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
“It’s right in my wheel house…love it!”
–Bill Cody, WSM Radio
“This is just damn good playing.”
Ickes and Hensley’s debut collaboration, Before The Sun Goes Down, seamlessly blends contemporary bluegrass and the spare studio stylings of classic ’60s and ’70s country music. Hensley’s voice is a throwback to the great country singer icons of the genre’s first golden era, at one moment evoking an early George Jones or Merle Haggard and at another, Conway Twitty or Hank Snow. Dobro master and 15-time IBMA Dobro Player of the Year award winner Rob Ickes is the perfect musical foil to Hensley’s prodigious talent. His Dobro complements Hensley’s vocal lines with both finesse and jaw-dropping fire, reminding audiences that he is one of the best to ever play the instrument.