December 18, 2006 10:18 ET

Jerry Douglas Caps Off Biggest Year of His Career With "A Prairie Home Companion" Recordings in Nashville on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- KOCH Recording artist Jerry Douglas is capping off the biggest year of his career, with much more in store for 2007. Releasing his solo record "The Best Kept Secret" and being featured on Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Douglas has been kept very busy during 2006.

Douglas just completed a live broadcast at New York's Town Hall for "A Prairie Home Companion" on December 16th, and will perform at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with "A Prairie Home Companion" on December 31st.

Douglas has won three Grammys in 2006: Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group, Best Country Instrumental Performance (composed by Jerry Douglas) and Best Country Album, all with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Douglas was also nominated for Musician of the Year by the CMAs, and nominated for Instrumental Performer (dobro) and Instrumental Album by IBMA.

After completing a sold out tour in early 2006 with Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Jerry Douglas Band headlined several festivals in 2006, including Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Johnny Keenan Festival (Ireland), and RockyGrass. The Jerry Douglas Band also opened for Paul Simon on a 29 city tour, playing such prestigious venues like Radio City Hall (New York City), The Greek Theater (Los Angeles) and more. Douglas also accompanied Paul Simon on "The Boxer" each night during encore.

More Jerry Douglas tour dates coming soon!

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