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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.

International Bluegrass Awards Honor The Gibson Brothers and More

The Gibson BrothersReigning Entertainers of the Year, The Gibson Brothers, held onto their crown as they captured the coveted top award again. The Gibson Brothers went into the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) annual Awards Show with eight award nominations.The Gibson Brothers

The Roys Nominated For Two Inspirational Country Music Awards

The RoysNashville, TN -- Bluegrass brother/sister duo The Roys are nominated for two 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards: Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year. "Once again we are humbled by the support and appreciation of our music by the ICM voting body," states Lee Roy, who along with his sister Elaine, has received five previous honors from the organization. "Win or lose we are truly blessed," Elaine Roy adds. "It is an honor to be included with such great artists and to be a part of this wonderful genre.

Awards. Awards. And More Awards. It's That Time Again

IBMA Award TrophyEvery year about this time, the awards for the previous year's artists come around. We have the International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Inspirational Country Music Awards, The Dove Awards, and a lot more. Everybody has their own awards. In a way, it is like music charts. Everybody wants one and they rarely agree. The same can be said for the various awards. While awards shows and charts are entertaining and everybody wants to see their favorites at the top, do these really reflect who's best? While they have a great entertainment value themselves, do they really mean what we think they do?

Bluegrass Music Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients Announced

McClain Family BandNashville, TN -- Each year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) honors five individuals for their pioneering contributions to bluegrass music. The IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Awards will be presented at a Special Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 26 during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events. This year’s recipients of IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Awards include:

24th International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations to be Announced August 14

24th IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans all over the globe can watch live as the final nominees for the 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards are announced on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 pm central; for the third year in a row, Music City Roots will broadcast the nomination press conference live at, from the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee.

Americana Unveils First Wave of Performers and Presenters for Honors & Awards

Steep Canyon RangersNashville, TN -- Stephen Stills, Ken Burns, Dr. John, 2013 nominees Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, plus multi-nominee duo Shovels and Rope, make up the first wave of performers and presenters set for the Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show, Wed., Sept. 18 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. (More performers to be announced soon.) Nashville, TN -- Stephen Stills, Ken Burns, Dr. John, 2013 nominees Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, plus multi-nominee duo Shovels and Rope, make up the first wave of performers and presenters set for the Americana Music Association

Darin and Brooke Aldridge for Inspirational Country Music Award

Darin & Brooke AldridgeNashville, TN -- The final nominees for the 19th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Faith, Family & Country Awards will soon be announced with Darin & Brooke Aldridge among the award hopefuls. Highly acclaimed bluegrass and acoustic country artists Darin & Brooke Aldridge are semi-finalists for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.

Acoustic Music Awards Kicks Off

AJ CroceThe 10th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) kicks off. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion,, Acoustica, The A&R Promo™, NoisyPlanet, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, Broadjam, Sonicbids and XM Satellite Radio.

The Recording Academy® Approves Continuing Evolution Of GRAMMY Awards

Grammy AwardSanta Monica, CA -- The Recording Academy® announced today that recording artist and co-owner of MoonHouse Studio Christine Albert was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, producer/engineer John Poppo was elected Vice Chair, and four-time GRAMMY®-, 12-time Latin GRAMMY®- and three-time Emmy®-winning engineer Eric Schilling was elected Secretary/Treasurer at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. Outgoing Chair of the Board and GRAMMY-nominated TV/video producer George J. Flanigen IV was elected Chair Emeritus. As part of the meeting, The Academy's Board of Trustees also approved several changes to the Awards process, including: renaming the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category to Best Metal Performance; expanding the American Roots Music Field by establishing a new category for Best American Roots Song; and renaming and revising the Music Video Field to Music Video/Film Field. This brings the total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on January 26, 2014, to 82.

2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Award Nominees Announced

L-R  T Bone Burnett, Jim Lauderdale, Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook, Americana Executive Director Jed Hilly, Buddy MillerNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced nominees today for the 2013 Honors & Awards in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum®. The ceremony featured performances by now nominated artists Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and The Milk Carton Kids. The program was broadcast live on AXS TV, who will present a special encore presentation of the event later this evening at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Marty Raybon Wins 4 CGM Fan Awards

Marty RaybonNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that Marty Raybon has won 4 Christian Gospel Music (CGM) Fan Awards including “Favorite Song” for “I’ve Seen What He Can Do”, “Favorite Male Vocalist”, “Favorite Musician” and “Favorite Crossover Artist” at the 4th annual CGM Fan Awards show presented by Christian Voice Magazine. The Awards were announced during the 2013 CGM Fan Award show at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN on April 27th.

MerleFest 2013 Announces Winners of Instrument Contests

Michael Ballard and Steven MooreWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest 2013, presented by Lowe’s, held the Doc Watson Guitar Championship and the Merle Watson Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Friday, April 26. This year's award winning artists were Michael Ballard on guitar and Steven Moore on banjo. Each received an array of prizes. Place winners were also recognized for second and third positions. The Instrument Contests are always an exciting part of the MerleFest experience.

Mumford & Sons Log 5th Consecutive Album Of The Year For Indies

Mumford & Sons2013 marked another strong night for independents at the Grammy Awards, taking 36 of 79 non-producer categories, including Album of the Year and Best Album wins in 18 categories. Mumford & Sons' win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Concord/Rounder), Taylor Swift (Big Machine), Arcade Fire (Merge), and Adele (who is signed to and marketed by Beggars/XL outside of the U.S.). win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant

Rhonda Vincent Wins Top Honors at SPBGMA Awards

Rhonda VincentNashville, TN -- It was a Super Sunday in Nashville as the MOST Award Winning Band in Bluegrass – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – added an additional 5 awards to their list of honors at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Awards (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America), held at the Music City Sheraton.


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