The NorthEast Country Music Association’s Awards Shows were a fixture in the Capital District for nearly two decades. The show similar in style to the CMA Awards held in Nashville, was covered extensively by the local media and the nomination announcements and the show itself were well covered and attended. To be nominated for an award was an honor, and winning an award was very special.
We first became involved with the organization in 1997, when Walt and I along Cathy Anderson and Nick Barr were asked to present the Vocal Group of the Year award.
Walt put together an accapella version of our presentation and we sang it in four part harmony. Later that evening the discussion turned to creating a Bluegrass Group category, and the following year that’s what happened. We won the Bluegrass Group award for 1998 and became very involved with NECMA. We were lucky to have been nominated many times over the years, and in 2003 we received 9 nominations. This is our performance from that show. “Rolling Down That Highway”, written by Tom and Walt and “No Win, No Place, No Show” written by Walt. In 2005 “Rolling Down That Highway” was voted Song of the Year.