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IBMA Announces “Momentum Award” Recognizing Emerging Artistic and Industry Talent

Momentum AwardThe International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce a new annual slate of awards designed to recognize promising new talent in bluegrass music. The IBMA Momentum Awards will be presented to an inaugural group of recipients at World of Bluegrass 2012 in Nashville, September 24-30.

Del McCoury Releases 'Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe' Tribute Album

Old Memories - The Songs of Bill MonroeThis September marks the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe's birth, and not surprisingly, there have already been plenty of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass Music, with more still to come. But when listeners turn to Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe -- released digitally September 27th with a 150 gram vinyl release following on October 25th -- what they hear won't be the result of a carefully crafted campaign, but the result of a decision that was as spontaneous as it was inevitable—because for Del McCoury, Bill Monroe's legacy isn't just a matter of history, but something that's as immediate and personal as the guitar he picks up every time he gets ready to play.

Mountain Home Records Congratulates Their 2011 IBMA Award Winners

The BoxcarsArden, NC -- Mountain Home Records artists took home seven awards, including "Song of the Year," "Instrumental Group of the Year," and "Emerging Artist of the Year" at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 29th, at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers are IBMA's Entertainers of the Year

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon RangersNashville, TN -- On the strength of a busy touring schedule, a string of national television appearances and the release of a new album, Rare Bird Alert on Rounder Records, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers took home the Entertainer of the Year award at the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 29 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Martin, who always included banjo picking in his early stand-up comedy routines, has become more serious about recording and performing bluegrass music during the past two years, with the release of two albums of original music.

Multiple Deering Artists Nominated for IBMA Awards

Deering BanjosSan Diego, CA -- Since its founding in 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has honored those artists who have pioneered bluegrass music during its annual ward ceremony. This week marks the IBMA's 25th convention and awards ceremony in Nashville, TN and Deering Banjo Company is exceptionally proud to have several endorsing artists nominated for some of the most prestigious awards to be presented on the night.

Cracker Barrell Congratulates The Grascals on IBMA Nomination From Their Joint Venture

The Grascals & FriendsLebanon, TN -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is pleased to congratulate The Grascals for their multiple nominations announced recently by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The acclaimed group has received four nominations, including "Entertainer of the Year," which they have won twice previously, and band member Kristin Scott Benson is up for her fourth Instrumental Performer of the Year (Banjo) award.

'The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain' Receives 4 IBMA Nominations

All Star Jam - Live at Graves MountainRural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain has received four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations including Album of the Year. This special event album includes the extraordinary talents of: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, The Crowe Brothers, Lou Reid & Carolina, Carrie Hassler, and Brand New Strings. The album was produced by Mark Newton and recorded & mixed by Gene Daniell. A documentary on the event begins airing in October on BlueHighways TV.

Rounder Has Many of Their Artists Nominated for IBMA Awards

Alison Krauss & Union StationRounder Records is pleased to announce numerous nominations for its artists by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the 22nd Annual IBMA awards. The awards show will take place in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 PM CST.

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