GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings is the winner of Best New Headliner/Artist Development Story at the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards. The all-genre award is Strings’ second Pollstar nod following last year’s win for Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic.
The recognition adds to yet another unstoppable year for Strings, who is nominated in two categories at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Best Bluegrass Album (Renewal) and Best American Roots Performance (“Love and Regret”) and is currently in the midst of a massive headline tour, which stops at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on March 9!!
Renewal was produced by Jonathan Wilson and solidifies Strings’ position as a singular artist—one who honors the history of the music that inspires him, while continually pushing it forward. With the record’s sixteen tracks, Strings shares a more personal and honest perspective through his songwriting, while incorporating his wide range of influences with elements of bluegrass, classic rock, metal, psychedelic music, and more.
Renewal adds to a burgeoning career for Strings, who won Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards for his 2019 record, Home. Released to overwhelming acclaim, The Associated Press praised the album, asserting, “it is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on Home that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones…the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck,” while The Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era” and Rolling Stone declared, “one of string music’s most dynamic young stars.” Strings and the record also topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums.
Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, named Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year at the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Awards and has performed on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also recently collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, Fences, RMR and many more.
All seats are reserved and priced from $35.50 up to $75 (PLUS FEES!). Tix can be purchased in person at the Playhouse Square box office or online via the link below:
Per Playhouse Square’s official website:
“We are eager to welcome you back for a safe and memorable experience at Playhouse Square. Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, artists and performers, staff and volunteers is our first priority always.
We have joined with performing arts venues in the Northeast Ohio region and around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances by requiring masks to be worn in all areas of Playhouse Square and for all audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Any audience member (ages 3 and up) who cannot be vaccinated is required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the theater. “