“Lay ‘Em Down”
RECORD LABEL:Mountain Home Music Company
LOCATION:Greenville, South Carolina
Benson’s “Lay ‘Em Down” is their take on NEEDTOBREATHE’s 2009 hit song. Kristin Scott Benson, 2023’s IBMA Banjo Player of the Year and her mandolin master husband, Wayne, hope people who have never heard this before will assume it was always intended to be bluegrass. Wayne notes that “‘Lay ‘Em Down’ is such a great reminder of grace, and how it’s free for the taking. The world is heavy these days. It’s a gift to be able to lay down our troubles.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Kristin Scott Benson is a five-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, recipient of the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo and member of the GRAMMY-nominated Grascals.
- Wayne Benson is an award-winning mandolinist and 25-year veteran of the seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out.
- This is their first album as jointly featured artists.