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Grammy Nominated Dailey & Vincent Receive Numerous SPBGMA Awards

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Famed bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent received multiple top honors at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards on Sunday, February 3, where they were named “Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall),” “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary).” These awards come on the heels of their Grammy® nomination “Bluegrass Album of the Year” (awards to be held on February 10, 2013), their second Grammy® nomination since the formation of the celebrated duo in 2012.

Doyle Lawson Celebrates 50 Years of Bluegrass with SPBGMA Awards

Doyle LawsonNASHVILLE, TN (February 5, 2013) – Doyle Lawson was named Mandolin Performer of the Year by the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) at the 39th Annual SPBMA Bluegrass Music Awards held on Sunday evening at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville. Lawson received a total of four (4) SPBGMA Award Nominations including Entertainer of the Year, as well as Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary) with his band Quicksilver.

SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Award Winners Honored

Junior sisk & Ramblers ChoiceNashville, TN -- The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards were the culmination of the annual convention held in Nashville Tennessee. Sunday evening, the awards ceremony took place to the delight of all those attending. SPBGMA is a regular favorite events for bluegrass fans and artists alike. The awards are especially important because, unlike the IBMA, the votes for these awards come primarily from the fans and not professionals in the industry. The list of nominations includes the entire spectrum of bluegrass music artists.

Two Groups Tie for Best at Northern California Bluegrass Awards

Bean Creek Bluegrass BandThe deeply traditional Bean Creek (Santa Cruz) and the eclectic Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players (Stockton) tied for Best Bluegrass Band at the Northern California Bluegrass Awards held in Redwood City on January 26, 2013. The Awards were part of the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Nominations and Recent Winners Announced

Rhonda VincentRhonda Vincent And the Rage were happily surprised to hear that they received a dozen nominations for the The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards scheduled to take place next month in Nashville. The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) is a regular favorite for bluegrass fans and artists. The Midwest Convention and Awards are the last SPBGMA event prior to the National Convention which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from January 31st through February 3, 2013. The winners of the Midweest Awards are listed below.

Americana Honors and Awards to Air on AXS TV Dec 16

Americana Music Festival 2012Nashville, TN -- AXS TV will broadcast the Americana Honors & Awards program, a two-hour special dedicated to celebrating roots music, at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM on Sunday December 16. The program will be rebroadcast later in the evening at 12:20AM ET / 9:20 PM PT.

Banjos and Grammys Make For a Good Time

Mumford & Sons: BabelSpring Valley, CA -- The 2013 Grammy Award Nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and proves the fact that the banjo has gone mainstream. Deering Artists were nominated in 13 different categories - including such major categories as Album of the Year and Best Rock Song. Deering Banjo Artists nominated were Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Noam Pikelny, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Stephen Wade.

28th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Award Winners Announced

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music AwardsThe 28th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards show was held in Truro on October 20th with a wonderful lineup of talent. The show was a bit different this year as there were only 4 groups in the first half, with all the awards presented during this time, The Groups were Next Of Kin, Mountain River, Eight Wheel Drive and Shadow River, with the host being Bill Graves, this segment was followed by an intermission. Cybergrass announced the program earlier in October.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Nominated for Two ICM Awards

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform LIVE at the 18th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's acclaimed Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The Final Five Nominees for the ICM Awards were announced on August 31, and Lawson and his band garnered awards nominations in two categories: (1) Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and (2) Vocal Group or Band of the Year.

28th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards October 20

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music AwardsIt seems to be the time of the year for numerous bluegrass music awards. The International Bluegrass Music Association just completed their awards and now, our neighbors to the north will be holding one of their award ceremonies on October 20, 2012 as the 28th Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards takes place.

Doyle Lawson Expresses Gratitude for Hall of Fame Honor

Doyle Lawson by ScarlatiDoyle Lawson received the honor of induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame during the 23rd Annual IBMA Awards at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Lawson received a thunderous standing ovation following his introduction by heralded WSM and Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.
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23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards and Honors

The Gibson BrothersThe Gibson Brothers took home the “Entertainer of the Year” Award at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 27, 2012 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson, along with their band (Mike Barber, Clayton Campbell and Joe Walsh) also picked up an award for “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” for “Singing As We Rise.”

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.

The Roys Set to Perform at The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family, Country Awards

The RoysNashville, TN (September 26, 2012) – The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place), is excited to announce the addition of Mac Powell and The Roys to their growing list of performers. Powell, front man for the multi-platinum, four-time Grammy® award-winning band Third Day, will debut music from his new self-titled country album. Bluegrass music duo, The Roys, will also be performing new music from their latest album New Day Dawning, which debuted at #2 on Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart. Powell and The Roys join previously-announced performers Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Andy Griggs, Chuck Day, Aubree Bullock, Geoffrey Andrews, DJ Miller, Chuck Hancock and Steve Richard and Laura Dodd, who will be performing a special duet.

Walnut Valley Festival Instrument Competition Winners Announced

Walnut Valley FestivalThe Walnut Valley Festival is over. The flags and tents are coming down. The various instrument competitions are finally over and the winners have been announced. Walnut Valley Festival offers attendees great entertainment and artists but, its probably the most famous for its various national and international instrument championships. Many of those competitions focus on the very instruments found in bluegrass music. Banjo, Flat Pick Guitar, Mandolin, Old-Time Fiddle and more attract musicians from around the globe to compete for the various awards.

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