Since Danny’s father Bob Paisley (founder of Southern Grass) passed away in 2004, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass have made their own niche in the bluegrass world. With Danny on guitar, Southern Grass continues the family tradition with Danny’s son Ryan on mandolin, plus TJ Lundy on fiddle, Mark Delaney on banjo, and Bobby Lundy on bass and lead/tenor vocals. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny Paisley joined an elite group of vocalists to be awarded the IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the third time 0 an achievement bestowed only to five others in the Bluegrass music history.