Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Vine Music Festival

The Vine Music Festival, featuring Christian Contemporary artists, will be held September 16th on the lawn of the Maysville Community & Technical College, 4 pm to 10 pm. In case it rains, the event will be moved to the Mason County Fieldhouse. Contact 606-564-6960 for more information. Headlining the concert will be Nashville hip-hop artists GRITS.

Formed in 1993, GRITS gained national recognition with the remarkable 1999 disc Grammatical Revolution. Among other accolades, the album earned the group a Billboard Video Award and an appearance on the nationally syndicated radio show Sway & Tech. GRITS went on to sell 125,000 copies of their 2002 album Art of Translation. The hit off that album, "Here We Go," was part of the soundtrack for Jack Nicholson's film Something's Gotta Give. Their music has also been featured in television shows like America's Next Top Model, Pop Stars, Boston Public, Resurrection Boulevard, BET's Rap City, The Real World, Tough Enough, and MTV Cribs. GRITS has shared the stage with such top artists as OutKast, Jay-Z, Nappy Roots, Ice Cube, DJ Shadow, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Goodie Mob, and Monica. They've been written about in magazines like XXL, Spin, Vibe, Billboard, The Source, URB, Rap Pages, Rap Sheet, and now, ahem, The Maysville Kentucky Blog : )

"Our lives are reflected in our music, and that's the bottom line," explains GRITS member, Bonafide. "That's the essence of GRITS. We just do us and keep it as real as possible, and that's why our songs are so personal."

GRITS MySpace Profile
GRITS Official Web Site

posted at 4:55 AM by Jeremy Parnell

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