THE AVETT BROTHERS have scored their very first nomination at the twelfth annual CMT Music Awards in the category of “Collaborative Video of the Year” for “Three Wooden Crosses,” their collaboration with country legend Randy Travis. The show will air live from Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on CMT and CMT.com June 5, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT.
The Grammy Award-nominated folk rock family teamed up with Travis to perform “Three Wooden Crosses” as part of their special CMT Crossroads episode last November. Together, they breathed new life into the country classic, adding flourishes of their own inimitable style, while preserving the original’s integrity. All hailing from North Carolina, they shared similar roots and immediately bonded. The performance brings together two generations and genres of music in one unforgettable evening. Online voting is open now to fans on CMT.com through June 2nd.
The group is currently on the road right now. Meanwhile, “February Seven,” the second single from THE AVETT BROTHERS‘ Grammy Award-nominated 2012 offering, The Carpenter [American Recordings/Republic Records], has been impacting at radio since the start of the year, and it remain a staple of their live set.
The Carpenter is the first album to be released under the partnership between Rick Rubin’s legendary American Recordings and Republic Records. The unanimously lauded band’s latest album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, giving them their highest debut yet. Rolling Stone, People, USA Today, and American Songwriter have sung the record’s praises.
People called The Carpenter “an album that achieves rootsy bliss”, USA Today wrote, “They’ve constructed a near masterpiece”, Entertainment Weekly wrote, “The North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted set of sad and soulful laments with acoustic guitars, sharply punctuated piano, and delicate cello”, and the Huffington Post said, “They dig deeper than ever on an album that’s at turns somber, achingly beautiful, and fully aware of the perils of life”.
THE AVETT BROTHERS performed on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” twice in a few months’ time. The second time on Kimmel they were backed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra for a heartfelt tribute to Brooklyn with the title track from their 2009 album “I and Love and You”, personally requested by the show’s host.
Over the years, the band has also become a live favorite amongst fans. The New York Post said, “This North Carolina bluegrass-pop sibling act is like Mumford & Sons with actual mountain credibility”, while Billboard added how “Scott and Seth Avett harmonize brightly over a rollicking honky-tonk groove”. These dates will undoubtedly continue that tradition on an even grander scale.
Expect more news from THE AVETT BROTHERS very soon, and be sure to catch them when they play your town.
5/16 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
5/17 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5/24 Lewiston, NY Artpark
5/25 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion – Outdoor Stage
5/26 Chilicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival
5/31 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
6/1 Dallas, TX KXT’s Summer Cut Happy Funtime Fest
6/7 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam
6/8 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
6/9 New York, NY Governor’s Ball
6/20 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
6/21 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
6/22 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
6/26 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
6/28 Kansas City, KS Kanrockas Music Festival
6/29 Somerset, WI Avett Brothers at Somerset
7/1 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
7/3 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove
7/5 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/10 Winnipeg, Canada Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/11 Fargo, ND The Venue @ Hub
7/13 Lansing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
7/14 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
7/25 Richmond, VA Richmond International Raceway Complex
7/26 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
7/27 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
8/9 Ridgefield, WA Clark County Fair
9/12 Fredericton, Canada Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival