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Locust Ridge a Dove Nominee for Emerging Bluegrass Gospel Group

HealedNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Christian recording group Locust Ridge has been nominated for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” at the 45th Annual (GMA) Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Deep in the mountains of East Tennessee, you will find the small rural community of Locust Ridge. You will also find a very popular mountain gospel group in this area appropriately named after the community Locust Ridge.

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced

HealedNashville, TN -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The conference was also streamed live on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 26th through September 9th.

Music City Roots Hosts IBMA Nominations Show

Sam BushPerhaps you followed the drama that surrounded the International Bluegrass Music Association moving its annual World Of Bluegrass convention from Nashville to Raleigh, NC last year. The group, which supports the art and business of bluegrass worldwide, wrestled with declining attendance and many complicated pros and cons of Nashville. We were courted by officials from Raleigh who proved beyond a doubt that they wanted World of Bluegrass to be part of their Fall calendar and culture. And long story short, we made a very tough decision to head to a new city and it went better than any of us dared to hope. Even the IBMA Awards show was a hit, despite the painful sacrifice of moving out of the Ryman Auditorium.

Detour Joins Sam Bush, Others at Music City Roots Aug 13

Detour Bluegrass BandNashville, TN -- Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will perform Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Music City Roots - Nashville's acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. This live concert event, featuring Sam Bush, Detour, Balsam Range and Becky Buller, will be webcast nationwide at musiccityroots.com or via the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at MusicCityRoots.com.

Final Nominees For IBMA Awards to be Announced at Aug 13

IBMA Awards LogoNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans all over the globe can watch live as the final nominees for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards are announced on Wednesday, August 13 at 4:45 pm Central/5:45 pm Eastern; for the fourth year in a row, Music City Roots (MCR) will broadcast the nomination press conference live at www.MusicCityRoots.com, from Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road) in Franklin, Tennessee.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Resume Touring in February

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is getting ready to head back out on the road beginning in February. The superb bluegrass music group has got some great shows coming up all across the country, and they are really excited to get to see lots of old friends and make new ones!

Bluegrass Artist David Davis Begins 30th Anniversary

David DavisMany mark their 30th anniversary with the lustre of pearls as a gift, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys begin its 2014 milestone with a nomination for its leader. Davis will appear at the 39th Annual National Old Time Country, Bluegrass and Old Time Folk Music Festival in LeMars, Iowa on August 25. Davis of Cullman, Ala. is included among the nominees to the National Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame beside Hee Haw star Lulu Roman and John Carter Cash.

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

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.

40th SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Award Nominees Announced

SPBGMA LogoThe 40th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards nominees have been announced for the awards ceremony which will take place during the society's 31st National Convention. The convention takes place January 30 through February 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards show is definitely the highlight of the annual event and bluegrass music's biggest starts will be there participating in performances as well as collecting their respective trophies.

The Boxcars React to Grammy Nomination

The BoxcarsNashville, TN --- The reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year adds yet another honor to its growing list of accolades. The Boxcars (www.theboxcars.com) have received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for It's Just a Road. Less than four years ago, five artists with impeccable musical pedigrees and a passion for “just playing good bluegrass” came together to form The Boxcars. Although the members have winced at the term, the band has been often called a “supergroup” for the storied careers of its members: Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon. Still, the artists welcome each honor with characteristic humility.

Bluegrass Music Grammy Award Nominations Announced

The Dellas — with Erick Jaskowiak, Shelby Means, Celia Woodsmith, Courtney Hartman, Kimber Ludiker and Jenni Lyn GardnerNominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by The Recording Academy. The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, Della Mae, James King and the Del McCoury Band lead off for the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy Award nominations. This is always an exciting time for bluegrass bands and probably even more exciting for the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Della Mae. Della Mae has had an outstanding year getting recognized, nominated and awarded for top awards in music. The Grammy nomination adding to their year.

35th Annual Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards Nominees Announced

WinterlineThe Northern Bluegrass Committee produces the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. The nominations have been announced for the 35th Annual Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards which will take place Saturday, November 23rd at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, Ontario. The awards are part of a bigger celebration. The three day event from November 22-24 includes a lot of activities besides the awards including jam sessions, vendors, daily performances from some outstanding bands. Workshops are also available for attendees.

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Award Nominees Announced

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music AwardsCanada's Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society will present the 29th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards this October 19th. This special event is a reserved seating program which will feature 18 bluegrass award presentations with a reception and picking party to follow.

Sam Bush Receives Nomination for CMA Musician of the Year

Sam BushFor the third consecutive year, Sam has been nominated for Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association. The Musician of the Year category mirrors 2012 with Sam Bush (mandolin), who was nominated in the category for the first time in 2011; along with Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Dan Huff (guitar); Brent Mason (guitar); and the current title holder Mac McAnally (guitar).

Inspirational Bluegrass Music Artist Nominations Announced

Ricky SkaggsBluegrass music artists Bruce & Betsty Mullen, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and The Roys are all nominated for this year's Inspirational Bluegrass Artist in the Inspirational Country Music Association's Awards for 2013. Ricky Skaggs is also a finalist in the Musician along with super picker Vince Gill. The Roys are also up for a second category in the Vocal Duo area. Bluegrass and Gospel favorite Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also nominated for the Vocal Group or Band award.

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