Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Little Roy & Lizzy Show Honored at 49th GMA Dove Awards




Current project from The Little Roy & Lizzy Show

Little Roy & Lizzy (middle) with The Oak Ridge Boys after recording "Dinner on the Ground"


The Little Roy & Lizzy Show Honored at 49th GMA Dove Awards


Nashville, TN (October 18, 2018) – StowTown Records artist, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, was honored with the win for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year at this year’s GMA Dove Awards. Their song, “Dinner on the Ground,” features their friends the Oak Ridge Boys and was the number one song on the Singing News Bluegrass chart in August. It was written by Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner and StowTown’s own Wayne Haun.

“How many people get to say they have won an award with the Oak Ridge Boys?” asks Lizzy Long. “One of my dreams has come true! We are so ecstatic!”

Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys shares, “We knew when we recorded the song with Little Roy & Lizzy that it was very special. We are so happy that it was special enough to win a Dove. We sincerely love them both and we are so happy for them…and for us as well!”

StowTown Records co-owner and CEO Landon Beene summed up the evening with this thought, “Our goal for StowTown Records has always been to create music in a broad spectrum of genres within Christian music. I couldn’t be more proud to have had nominations in several categories at this year’s GMA Dove Awards, and I’m even more excited with the success of The Little Roy & Lizzy Show in the Bluegrass category.  They are wonderful artists and very deserving of this recognition.”

The Dove-award winning song "Dinner on the Ground" is on the CD project Going Home, which is distributed by Sony/Provident. The 49th GMA Dove Awards will be broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network on Sunday, October 21, at 9:00 PM.




The Little Roy & Lizzy Show features two of Bluegrass Music’s greatest musicians: icon Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long. Little Roy is well-known for his banjo virtuosity, having learned to play when he was six years old. USA Today called Little Roy “a banjo master, truly a picker’s picker” – one concert with The Little Roy & Lizzy Show and you’ll know that’s not an exaggeration. In addition to banjo, he also plays the guitar and autoharp and sings. He’s been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association (SPBGMA) Hall of Greats, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Honor and the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Lizzy Long also began her musical career at an early age, learning how to play piano, fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo and mandolin. While she is best known for playing fiddle, she is quite accomplished on all instruments. Having toured with such greats as Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse, The Lewis Family and Earl Scruggs, Lizzy knew her quest for success would continue in pairing with Little Roy Lewis. She has won several “Bluegrass Song of the Year” awards, GMA Dove Awards for “Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year” and is one of the youngest fiddlers to be inducted into America’s Old Time Fiddler’s Country Hall of Fame. Together, as The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, they tour extensively throughout the United States playing in various festivals, churches and entertainment halls.



StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun
and then expanded in 2014 with the addition of partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble. With each person bringing their individual expertise, StowTown has become a powerhouse independent Gospel Music label. As the creative home for many of today’s top artists, the StowTown family of artists includes Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Charles Billingsley, The Browns, Cana’s Voice, Tiffany Coburn, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, TaRanda Greene, The Guardians, Trey Ivey, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Tim Lovelace, Jody McBrayer, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, Rambo McGuire, Southern Raised, The Taylors and Triumphant Quartet. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records has garnered industry attention with multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected roster of artists.