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Gibson Brothers Set #1 On Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart Record

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 BrotherhoodNashville, TN -- Beloved bluegrass group the Gibson Brothers is celebrating a previously unprecedented feat: with the ascent of their album Brotherhood to the number one spot on Bluegrass Unlimited’s album chart, they become the first band in the chart’s history to reach the top spot over eight consecutive albums.

The band previously topped the chart in August, 2003 with Bona Fide, Long Way Back Home in 2004, Red Letter Day in 2006, Iron and Diamonds in 2008, Ring the Bell in 2010, Help My Brother in 2011, and They Called It Music in 2013. Brotherhood, the band’s debut recording for Rounder, was released in February of this year.

2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for the Gibsons. In May, Eric and Leigh Gibson were honored by the State University of New York (SUNY) with honorary degrees of doctor of fine arts at SUNY Plattsburgh’s spring 2015 commencement. A month later, they graced the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited, widely considered the premier magazine of bluegrass music.
On October 1, The Gibsons will host the 26th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will take place at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. They are nominated in five categories this year, including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year.

For more than two decades, they have been among the most admired and sought-after groups in the bluegrass world. Over the course of their career, the International Bluegrass Music Association has bestowed eleven awards on the Gibsons, including two consecutive “Entertainer of the Year” honors in 2012 and 2013.

The Gibson Brothers – two-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year recipients and one of the hottest touring acts in contemporary bluegrass – will be hosting the IBMA’s 26th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 1 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

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