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Lorraine Jordan Nominated for SPBGMA's 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year

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Lorraine JordanNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan, founder and bandleader of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional) by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA). Winners will be announced at the 40th Annual Bluegrass Music Awards during the SPBGMA National Convention on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Lorraine Jordan is also scheduled to perform during the event on Friday, January 31.

"It is an honored to be nominated for this prestigious award," said Lorraine Jordan. "I am so blessed, and I'd like to thank my band, fans and everyone that has supported me over the years."

Affectionately known as the "Lady of Tradition" in the bluegrass community, Lorraine Jordan grew up around bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina. She now resides in Garner, just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. She has performed bluegrass music for over twenty years and formed Carolina Road in 1998. She continues to be the driving force behind Carolina Road's popularity and longevity as a consummate performer, songwriter, emcee and show organizer. Lorraine plays a "Monroe-style mandolin" and is known for her hard driving mandolin chop. She has been a finalist in the IBMA Songwriting Showcase and was the 1st runner-up in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest.

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