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Will Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Repeat IBMA Award?

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon RangersNashville, TN -- Setting a goal and achieving it is a wondrous thing, especially when the goal is to be the best. Bluegrass band Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers realized that goal in 2011 when they were awarded the prestigious Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. At 5 p.m. on Aug. 15, Martin and SCR were once again recognized for their excellence and received the 2012 IBMA nomination in that same coveted category.

Artists and Labels Celebrating IBMA Award Nominations

IBMA Awards LogoIt's that time of year again when everybody is getting excited about the International Bluegrass Music Awards. The nominees were announced and now, the counts, cataloging and guessing begins. Each year, those who receive nominations give their thanks, honk their horns and start getting ready for the final countdown and the awards program which takes place during the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass trade show and gathering. align=

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Lead International Bluegrass Award Nominations

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutNashville, TN -- /IBMA/ Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue Highway and The Boxcars with seven nominations each. (The list of nominations appears at the end of this article.)

Doyle Lawson Scores Three Nominations on ICM Awards Top 10 Ballot

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverBluegrass and Gospel music Legend Doyle Lawson has garnered three nominations on the 2012 ICM Awards Semi-Final Ballot. The Top 10 Nominees were announced by the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) on July 30 in Nashville. Doyle is nominated as Musician of the Year, while Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are nominated as Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Vocal Group or Band of the Year.


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