Paisley, Danny


  • From Landenburg, Pennsylvania—about fifty miles southwest of Philadelphia.
  • Danny’s father Bob Paisley formed the Southern Grass in 1979. Prior to that he played with Ted Lundy in a band called Bob Paisley, Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys. Lundy passed away in 1980. The band became Bob Paisley and the Southern Mountain Boys.
  • After Bob Paisley’s death in 2004, Danny took over leadership of the band. The new Southern Grass includes Bob and T.J. Lundy (sons of Ted Lundy) and Dan’s brother Michael.
  • In their words, they play “unadorned, intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here.”
  • 2008, released The Room Over Mine album (Rounder).
  • 2009, won the IBMA award for Song of the Year (for “Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away” written by Chris Stuart)
  • 2013, released Road Into Town album (Patuxent).
  • 2015, released “Weary River” album (Patuxent). Band lineup: Danny Paisley (vocals and guitar), Mark Delaney (banjo), T.J. Lundy (fiddle), Eric Troutman (vocals and bass), and son Ryan Paisley (mandolin), just 15 years old.
  • 2019, released That’s Why I’m Lonesome album (Patuxent).
  • 2020, won the IBMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year (his second; he also won in 2016).
  • 2021, released Bluegrass Troubador album (Pinecastle).