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Lonesome River Band Receive 6 IBMA Awards Nominations

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Lonesome River BandBand members of one of bluegrass music's favorite groups, Lonesome River Band, are celebrating five International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award nominations just in time for the group's 30th Anniversary next month. Lonesome River Band received a nomination for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for "Pretty Little Girl," from their current album Still Learning (Rural Rhythm). My Kind of Country says, "The instrumental work is impeccable throughout (the album), and showed off to best effect on the sparkling Pretty Little Girl, a traditional instrumental arranged by Sammy Shelor, which closes the set."

Lonesome River Band also received a nomination for Album of the Year for The All-Star Jam -- Live at Graves Mountain with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Crowe Brothers, Mark Newton, Lou Reid & Carolina, Carl Jackson, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Carrie Hassler, Brand New Strings (artists); Mark Newton & Carl Jackson (producers); and Rural Rhythm Records (label).

Fans were thrilled to see band leader, Sammy Shelor nominated again as Banjo Performer of the Year, an Award he received four consecutive years from 1995-1998 and numerous nominations throughout his impressive career.

Lonesome River Band members received more nominations for their work for The All-Star Jam -- Live at Graves Mountain album as members, Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman and Mike Hargrove are included on another Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year nominated song, "Ground Speed" with Carl Jackson, Wayne Benson, Mike Anglin (artists); Earl Scruggs (songwriter); Mark Newton & Carl Jackson (producers); Rural Rhythm Records (label).

Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove are nominated for Recorded Event of the Year for the song, "Graves Mountain Memories," as part of the Rural Rhythm All-Stars featuring Carl Jackson, Mark Newton, Audie Blaylock, Lou Reid, Russell Moore, Carrie Hassler, Wayne Benson, Mike Anglin (artists); Mark Newton & Carl Jackson (producers); Rural Rhythm Record (label).

Lonesome River Band is now on tour with a performance today at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in Gettysburg, PA and the North Carolina Bluegrass Festival in Marion, NC on Saturday. For a complete tour schedule and more information on the band and their music, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com. Booking is provided by Roe Entertainment.

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