Bluegrass/country band the Grascals have signed with Rounder Records and will release their debut album early next year.

Bluegrass/country band the Grascals have signed with Rounder Records and will release their debut album early next year.

In addition to original material, the album will feature covers of the Osborne Brothers' "Leavin's Heavy on my Mind" and Harley Allen's "Me and John and Paul."

The band will back Dolly Parton on her upcoming tour as well as perform an opening set. The group's new project also features a duet with Parton on a bluegrass rendition of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas."

Collectively, the Grascals' six members have performed and recorded with artists like Garth Brooks, the Osborne Brothers and Reba McEntire.