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IBMA's World of Bluegrass Events and Reservations Opens Today

World of Bluegrass 2013Nashville, TN -- Registration for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013 events – as well as hotel reservations – opens March 1, 2013. The five-day event, which takes place September 24-28, is bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion, held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina. IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.

"Life Goes On" Captures Recorded Event of the Year Award

2012 Recorded Event of the Year - Live Goes On Nashville, TN (October 3, 2012) — Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the bluegrass song, “Life Goes On” by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® (MACC) was awarded the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Recorded Event of the Year Award. It was presented during the IBMA Awards Show held last week at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. "I am honored to accept the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year award on behalf of the artists, producers and songwriters of the song ‘Life Goes On’ and for everyone involved in the entire album," said Darrel Adkins this week.

Russell Moore Garners Fifth IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award

 Alane AnnoNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association presented IIIrd Tyme Out's Russell Moore with his Fifth Male Vocalist of the Year award from the historic Ryman Auditorium last Thursday night during the association's annual awards ceremony. Upon receiving a standing ovation when his name was called, an emotional and excited Moore thanked his parents, wife and sons, and the IBMA membership. "I want to thank each of you for entrusting me to represent the IBMA as your Male Vocalist of the Year for another 12 months," said Moore. "I'll do my best to make you proud!" Moore, who won the award in 1994 and 1997, has also received the honor the last three consecutive years, and was up against some serious competition this year with fellow nominees including Dan Tyminski of Allison Krauss and Union Station and country music icon Vince Gill. This year's honor makes Moore the most awarded recipient in the IBMA's Male Vocalist category. Later during the ceremony, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out performed their #1 song "If Your Heart Should Ever Roll This Way Again" from their recent Rural Rhythm Records CD, Prime Tyme, which was also up for Album of the Year.

Gibson Brothers Capture 23rd IBMA Entertainers of the Year Bluegrass Award

The Gibson BrothersThe 23rd International Bluegrass Music Award were held the evening of Thursday, September 27th. The Gibson Brothers took home the honors of the coveted Entertainer of the Year. The night was webcast on LiveStream via the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Bluegrass Nation website./a

Congratulations to the 2012 IBMA Momentum Award Recipients

IBMA TrophyThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced a new annual slate of awards on new talent in bluegrass music. This week, the IBMA’s new Momentum Awards, designed to recognize promising new talent, are being presented at IBMA's World of Bluegrass. This year’s recipients of the Momentum Awards – which focus on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music have been announced.

There are Awards and then, There are Awards

IBMA TrophyThis is the big week for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) which, is holding their annual World of Bluegrass tradeshow, convention, awards show and FanFest festival. This is the big week for the professional members of the society to celebrate the year's achievements, see what's new and to network with others in the biz. This is also the week of bluegrass music's night where multiple awards are presented to the IBMA's members.

Initial Performers, Presenters Announced for International Bluegrass Music Awards

Laurie Lewis & Del McCouryNashville, TN -- An initial list of performers and presenters for IBMA’s 23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards has been confirmed for the event, which kicks off at 7:30 PM CST on Thursday, September 27. The Awards Show, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, will feature performances and award presentations from some of the genre’s brightest stars, including Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.

“Life Goes On” by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Receives Award Nominations

Life Goes OnNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the album Life Goes On by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® (MACC) received five International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nominations. The MMACC Life Goes On album was produced by Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli, and Darrel Adkins. The single "Life Goes On", which was the only studio cut on the record, was produced by Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Randy Kohrs, Carl Jackson and Jim VanCleve.

It's Festival Time in Bristol - The Rhythm and Roots Reunion Kind

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2012 PosterBristol, TN/VA -- The schedule is up, plans are set, and The Birthplace of Country Music is in full-on festival mode. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is just weeks away. This year Bristol Rhythm & Roots has added stages, bringing the total up to 24. With more than 160 live acts, you can look forward to seeing music at the new Machiavelli's Outdoor Tent, located just across the street from the eatery. CityMug @CityMac, Shelbee's Vintage Cafe and The Cradle Stage inside the former Ruth King Antiques building are new venues for music fans to gather and enjoy the music.

Legendary Bluegrass Artist Doyle Lawson to be Inducted into IBMA Hall of Fame

Doyle LawsonNashville, TN -- The IBMA has announced that Doyle Lawson will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the 23rd Annual IBMA Awards to be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also nominated as IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for “I Saw Him Walk Out of the Sky.”

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.

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out To Perform National Anthem, Visit Children's Hospital

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutNashville, TN (August 16, 2012) — Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, currently celebrating their 20th anniversary together, will perform the National Anthem for the first Southeastern Conference football game of the season on Thursday, August 30th when South Carolina plays Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. The celebrated bluegrass ensemble has become very well-known for their stellar vocal arrangements and have been awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year seven times. Their a cappella arrangements of gospel and pop songs have become a staple in their live shows, gaining the adoration of fans and the respect of their colleagues worldwide. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will no-doubt present a timeless version of "The Star Spangled Banner" before an expected sold-out stadium full of sports enthusiasts. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and begins at 6:00pm CST.

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.)

IBMA 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards Announced

Byron BerlineNashville, TN -- Recipients of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards have been announced, and this year’s group includes a “Pee Wee,” a fiddler, a “Queen,” a pair of Cornetts, and a man with a golden voice.

Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice To Kick Off IBMA Awards Press Conference

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their Awards Press Conference will take place on Wednesday, August 15th. Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice are honored to have been invited to kick off the event with a performance of several songs from their latest CD, The Heart Of A Song. The press conference is to announce the final nominees for this year's IBMA Awards and will take place at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. The press conference begins at 5:00pm CST and will be broadcast live on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Juntion. You may also view in it online through our Facebook page on LiveStream. The nominees will be announced by Sonya Isaacs and Bradley Walker.

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