The Bluegrass Brothers is an American bluegrass band from Southwest Virginia.
Brothers Robert and Victor Dowdy formed the band in 1989 after both had been members of the family group The Bluegrass Playboys.2 The group became well-known outside of Southwest Virginia after they recorded The Ballad of Mark Warner in 2001 for the gubernatorial campaign of Mark Warner. The Bluegrass Brothers have gotten high reviews for their 2005 album Old Crooked Trail. In 2010 original member Robert Dowdy retired from the band and was replaced by Kevin Prater. In September 2011 Victor & Robert Dowdy were inducted into the Virginia Folk Music Association Hall of Fame, joining other Virginia music Hall of Fame members that include Patsy Cline, The Statler Brothers, Jimmy Dean, Mac Wiseman, Tony Rice, The Stanley Brothers & others. As of 2012 the band still tours all over the US & Canada. The current line-up consist of Victor Dowdy : bass & vocals, Steve Dowdy : guitar & vocals, Kevin Prater : banjo & vocals, Cason Odgen : mandolin & vocals, Chris Hart : dobro. 3
The Bluegrass Brothers took part in the Rhonda Vincent Bluegrass Cruise in 2009. They headlined at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards festival in Hunstville, Ontario, Canada, in 2011.