Tune In Alert: Michael Cleveland To Be Featured on
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30pm ET

Renowned fiddle player and GRAMMY® Award winner, Michael Cleveland, will be featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt tonight at 6:30pm ET. Cleveland was interviewed by NBC News correspondent, Sam Brock, prior to a recent sold-out performance at the Shell Point Tribby Arts Center in Fort Meyers, Florida.

Cleveland has been receiving significant attention with the release of his latest album, Lovin’ Of The Game (3/3 on Compass Records). The project, which features guest appearances by Billy Strings, Bela Fleck, Vince Gill, Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, Flamekeeper, and more, has been receiving rave reviews. American Songwriter stated Lovin’ Of The Game is “…a genre-spanning display of true musicianship,” and journalist Grayson Haver Currin in his in-depth feature of Cleveland for The New York Times stated, “… one of modern bluegrass’s most compelling musicians… Michael Cleveland’s new album, Lovin’ of The Game, is an ecstatic document of what the fiddle has meant to his story — and what he hopes to mean to its history.”

“This has been one of the most exciting times of my career,” stated Cleveland. “I’ve always wanted to make the best possible records and stretch the boundary as much as I could while still staying close to my love of bluegrass. For the album to be received in this way has been such an honor, and to be interviewed by The New York Times and NBC Nightly News has been a thrill!”

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt can be viewed on local NBC Networks, NBCNews.com, the NBC app, and online via various streaming services. For more on Michael Cleveland and his new album, Lovin’ Of The Game, visit www.MichaelClevelandFiddle.com.

About Michael Cleveland
Michael Cleveland is the most awarded International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year, with 12 wins to his name. He is also a six-time winner of the IBMA Instrumental Performance of the Year, and his band — Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper — has won Instrumental Group of the Year seven times. In 2019, Cleveland was the subject of the documentary, “Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story,” and his 2019 album Tall Fiddler was awarded the GRAMMY for Best Bluegrass Album. On top of it all, Cleveland is also a 2018 Inductee to the National Fiddler Hall of Fame and a 2022 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship.

About NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
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