Nashville, TN -- The nominations for the 2014 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced and the Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet garnered an amazing 14 nominations. Cybergrass has the complete list of nominations online.
"We're overwhelmed," says bass player/front man Daryl Mosley. "We are blessed to have have a very supportive fan base. I don't have the words to express our appreciation for such an outpouring of love from them.
The band received nominations for Bluegrass Band of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, and Traditional Gospel Group of the Year.
“In A Country Town”, the title track of their latest album is nominated for the year’s top Song as well as for Album of the Year. Daryl Mosley, the writer of the song, received his second nomination for Songwriter of the Year as well as Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year and picked up his first nod for Entertainer of the Year.
Reigning Dobro Player of the Year Tim Graves was again nominated for this award. He is an 8 times winner of the award, including the last 5 consecutive years. Graves is also a nominee for Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year. Bennie Boling picked up his first nomination for Banjo Player of the Year.
The award show will be held February 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the 40th annual Bluegrass Music Convention sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. For more information about the award show or convention, contact the society at www.spbgma.com
SPBGMA serves to preserve the traditional spirit and art form of Bluegrass music. The organization also offers a management service for any community desiring to hold a Bluegrass festival and/or to organize and conduct Bluegrass Band competitions. In all SPBGMA sponsored events, instruments must be traditional acoustic instruments, no electrified instruments permitted. SPBGMA encourages professionalism in appearance and showmanship by the performers at SPBGMA events as well as encouraging the support of various Bluegrass publications and associations.
This event is always a favorite and includes the Showcase of Bands, Workshops, opportunities for promoters and talent buyers to view new and existing artists to see what's new. There are trade exhibits, record companies and more available for the artists and the fans. Of course, this is also an exciting time in bluegrass music where the fans and their favorite artists get to mingle and socialize as well. It is definitely and friendly, up close and personal experience for all involved.