The jailbird trio’s hit song, Man of Constant Sorrow, went on to garner several awards, including a Grammy for best Country Collaboration with Vocals and the Country Music Assocation’s award for best single of the year. “We like to call this a phenomaly — a phenomenon and an anomaly,” one Nashville music executive said of the track’s mass appeal. The song’s popularity prompted a roadshow of sorts, taking the group all the way to Carnegie Hall. Not bad for a fake band covering a song first published in 1913 by a blind Kentucky fiddler named Dick Burnett.
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