RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) -
Before they took home the win at the Grammy's for this year's Best Rock/Metal performance, Halestorm rocked the house in Hellam Township.
"They became our house band here. They played every New Years," said Annette Fullerman Thoman, owner of the Tourist Inn on Market Street.
The band didn't just take the stage at the Tourist Inn, frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her drummer, brother AreJay, helped build it.
"Lzzy wanted a little catwalk, so her and her family, they put an addition on the stage," said Thoman.
Halestorm's roots are in Red Lion, so it's fitting that when they began shopping around their first EP, the band started with Thomas Anderton, owner of Tom's Music Trade.
"That's how I met them and they've been coming in ever since," said Anderton.
It's a good thing he has held on to that first CD.
"I sold out of all the other ones, so I kept this. I don't think you can get these anymore," said Anderton while showing off his personal copy of Halestorm's first album.
He said Halestorm's latest record titled "The Strange Case Of..." has flown off of his shelves.
Anderton adds it's not only a win for these hometown heavy metal heroes, but for the local music scene and everyone who believed in the kids from Red Lion.
"For a band from Red Lion to win a Grammy, that's a pretty big deal," he said, "For a band to win a Grammy anywhere is a big deal."