The Kody Norris Show Wins Seven SPBGMA Awards Including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, And More! External

Article Contributed by 2911 Media | Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Award-winning country & bluegrass group The Kody Norris Show received seven wins at the 2024 SPBGMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. The band brought home trophies for Entertainer of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Band (Overall) of the Year. Adding to the wins, Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris was named Fiddle Performer of the Year and Josiah Tyree won Banjo Performer of the Year. This year’s awards were held on Saturday, January 27th, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Kody Norris Show won the following 2024 SPBGMA Awards:

    Entertainer of the Year / The Kody Norris Show
    Instrumental Group of the Year / The Kody Norris Show
    Banjo Performer of the Year / Josiah Tyree
    Fiddle Performer of the Year / Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris
    Album of the Year / Rhinestone Revival
    Song of the Year / I Call Her Sunshine
    Band (Overall) of the Year / The Kody Norris Show

"I can’t believe it! I’m so happy for our band and everything we have accomplished in the last year. This is a heck of a way to kick off 2024 and we are so honored. We love bluegrass music, our fans, and everything that SPBGMA stands for!” - Kody Norris

“It’s always an honor to be included in the nominations but to take home the trophy is a dream come true. I remember coming to SPBGMA when I was a lot younger and just dreaming of being on that stage! I’m so happy I get to do that with my best friends and sincerely honored!” - Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris

"It’s an absolute honor and has been a long-time dream of mine to win Banjo Performer of the Year! SPBGMA is an essential part of why I play music today! A big thank you to each and every person that has played a role in my career to this point!” - Josiah Tyree

The Kody Norris Show had an exciting 2023, touring the United States and Australia, making their Grand Ole Opry debut, and opening for The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, at The Ryman Auditorium. Continuing their momentum, they recently signed with Joey Crawford and Upper Management Talent for exclusive booking representation.

“From the moment, Mary Rachel and I met with Joey we knew it was the route we wanted to take,” explains Kody. “Joey cares about making the best deal not only for The Kody Norris Show but also for the venue; He wants everyone to prosper! We look forward to many years of working with Joey and Upper Management Talent.”

Of the twelve songs included on The Kody Norris Show’s latest album, Rhinestone Revival, four are penned by frontman Kody Norris: "Baltimore I’m Leaving," "Please Tell Me Why," "Gotta Get My Baby Back," and their latest single, "Fiddler's Rock." Last October, the first single, "Mountain Rosalie," was released along with an accompanying lyric video seen here. New elements to Rhinestone Revival include a track sung by Kody's fiddling "sweetie" Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris, who steps out on "Endless Highway," a tune Alison Krauss made famous in 1990. In addition, the band's banjo ace, Josiah Tyree takes the lead on their current single, "I Call Her Sunshine." Charlie Lowman rounds out the group, keeping perfect time on bass.

To order/stream Rhinestone Revival, visit HERE.

Rhinestone Revival Track Listing:
"Mountain Rosalie" - Premiered by Bluegrass Today
"Baltimore I’m Leaving" - Premiered by Whiskey Riff
"I Call Her Sunshine" - Premiered by Cowboys & Indians
"Endless Highway" - Premiered by Nashville Country Music Magazine
"Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy" - Premiered by Cowboys & Indians
"Petals in the Fall" - Premiered by Center Stage Magazine
"Please Tell Me Why" - Premiered by Canyon Star TV
"Fiddlers Rock" - Premiered by The Hollywood Times
"My Home in Virginia" - Premiered by The Music Universe
"Looking at the World Through the Windshield" - Premiered by Bluegrass Borderline
"Otto Wood" – Premiered by M Music & Musicians Magazine
"Gotta Bring My Baby Back" - Premiered by Bluegrass Today

The Kody Norris Show’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
FEB 02 - Huckabee / Hendersonville, Tenn.
Airs February 3rd at 8/7c & 4th at 9/8c on TBN (Click here for FREE taping Tickets!)
FEB 03 - Song of the Mountains / Marion, Va.
FEB 08 - Sellersville Theatre / Sellersville, Pa.
FEB 09 - LIVE at the Raggamuffin Hall / Mifflin, Pa.
FEB 10 - West Art / Lancaster, Pa.
FEB 16 - Cornerstone Global Methodist Church / Marysville, Ohio
FEB 17 - Court Square Theater / Harrisonburg, Va.
FEB 24 - Melodies of Bluegrass / Morton, Miss.
FEB 25 - Finder House Concert / Memphis, Tenn.
MAR 01 - Oakdale Bluegrass Festival / Glen Rose, Texas
MAR 02 - Oakdale Bluegrass Festival / Glen Rose, Texas
MAR 14 - Withlacoochee Bluegrass Festival / Dunnellon, Fla.
APR 05 - Bristol Bluegrass Spring Festival / Bristol, Va.
APR 06 - Bluegrass In The Pavilion / Palm Beach, Fla.
APR 13 - Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival / Las Vegas, Nev.
APR 20 - Bear On The Square / Dahlonega, Ga.
APR 27 - Lucketts Community Center / Leesburg, Va
APR 28 - Berkeley Bluegrass Festival / Berkeley, Calif.
MAY 03 - Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival / Chickamauga, Ga.
MAY 04 - Holiday Hills Bluegrass Festival / Laurel Hill, Fla.
MAY 10 - Malpass Brothers Bluegrass & Country Festival / Denton, N.C.
MAY 11 - The Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival / Shelbyville, Ill.
MAY 17 - Grottoes Bluegrass Festival / Grottoes, Va.
MAY 18 - Heritage Hall / Mountain City, Tenn.
MAY 20 - Mandy Barnett’s Variety Show at The Franklin Theater / Franklin, Tenn.
MAY 23 - Silver Dollar City Bluegrass & BBQ / Branson, Mo.
MAY 24 - Silver Dollar City Bluegrass & BBQ / Branson, Mo.
MAY 25 - Dr. Ralph Stanley Hills of Homes Bluegrass Festival / Coeburn, Va.
MAY 31 - NEPA Bluegrass Festival / Tunkhannock, Pa.
JUN 07 - The Farm Jamb 2024 / Bagdad, Ky.
JUN 08 - Blazin' Bluegrass Festival / Whitley City, Ky.
JUN 13 - Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival / Bean Blossom, Ind.
JUN 14 - National Road Bluegrass Festival / Farmington Pa.
JUN 15 - Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival / Roxboro, N.C.
JUN 21 - Flat Rock Bluegrass Jamboree / Armstrong Creek, Wis.

For additional concert information and The Kody Norris Show’s full schedule, visit HERE.