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Bluegrass Wins Big at IMEA Awards

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Ned Crisp and Kathy BoydIt was a big night for bluegrass at the International Music & Entertainment Awards in Ashland, Kentucky on Saturday, October 4th as Ned Crisp and Bottomline walked away with the first ever Bluegrass Group of the Year award. In a multi-genre category, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising took home the award for Holiday Song of the Year.

As Ned Crisp so enthusiastically stated, “A win in a multi-genre category is a win for the entire bluegrass family!”

Kathy said, "Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
In the craziness of a world that never seems to pause, the members of Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising want to take a moment to stop and thank each and every person who has ever supported us in any way, shape or form over this past decade. We are completely humbled by the fact that the songs in our hearts have given us the opportunity to connect with so many people in such meaningful way."

Based out of Ashland, Kentucky, Ned Crisp & Bottomline have been winning fans over all over the United States and Canada with their traditional sound and gospel sensibilities. You can find out more about them at

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising are based out of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Their last three CD’s have done extremely well on radio airplay charts worldwide and they continue to expand their performance area as they draw the attention of event promoters with their original music, high energy entertainment style and audience interactions. You can find out more about them at

The International Music and Entertainment Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. While supporting the arts, IMEA is one of the fastest growing organizations in the industry. For more information about the IMEA please visit

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