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February 14, 2013

Haverhill native shares Grammy Award with bluegrass band

Win for film of band playing at stops on railroad tour


“Then one day we got a call from the Grand Ole Opry that we thought was a joke,” Hayes said.

It wasn’t a joke. The Opry wanted the band to play on the street in front of the famous Tennessee venue. Eventually, Hayes said, the band “worked its way inside and up on the main stage.”

The Grammy isn’t the only recent milestone for the band. Perhaps its best-known song, “Wagon Wheel,” co-authored with Bob Dylan, was recently certified “platinum” by the Recording Association of America. Hayes said. The song and has been covered by a number of performers, including Darius Rucker, Hayes said.

Old Crow Medicine Show is headlining a show at the Grand Old Opry Feb. 22 and 23.

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