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Americana Honors & Awards Show: Alabama Shakes, Punch Bros, Mavericks and More

Punch BrothersNashville: The Americana Music Association announced today the list of performers and presenters to appear on the 11th annual Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, Wednesday, September 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The performer list includes the best and brightest icons and rising stars: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. Jones, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deep Dark Woods, Hayes Carll with Cary Ann Hearst, Guy Clark, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, John Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Punch Brothers, Tom T. Hall with Lee Ann Womack and Peter Cooper, Robert Ellis, Sarah Jarosz, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, and an all-star finale tribute to Levon Helm.

The Roys Are Among Top 5 Nominees In Three ICM Categories

The RoysNashville, TN -- The reigning Inspirational Country Music Bluegrass Music Artist of the Year, The Roys, are among the Top 5 nominees in three categories for the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, scheduled to be held October 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The siblings are honored to be eligible for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year awards. "Folks always say how humbled they are to be nominated, and I know it's true for us," says Lee Roy. Adds Elaine, "To be in the company of artists we have admired for many years is incredible."

Tiller’s Folly Wins Big In The 11th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll

Tiller's FollyCanadian based trio Tillers’ Folly joins more than 70 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts lifted from a nominated list of more than 340 acts to win the coveted Top Song in the Social Cause category in the prestigious 11th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) Vox Pop Poll, the influential awards program voted online by more than 60,000 music fans from around the globe. They won for their song “Death & Taxes”, which finds them paired with guest vocalists Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart) and legendary singer John Cowan (New Grass Revival, Doobie Brothers). The song is from their acclaimed 2012 self-released album, “Go The Road”

The Roys, Are Candidates For Nomination in Three ICM Awards Categories

The RoysNashville, TN -- The reigning Inspirational Country Music Bluegrass Artist of the Year, The Roys, are candidates for nomination in three Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) award categories for 2012: Entertainer, Vocal Duo and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. The Roys have enjoyed "blessed good fortune" in 2011, and their hard work continues to pay off for them in 2012 with hit records as well as high-profile appearances on stage, television and radio. Says Lee Roy, "We are so lucky to do what we love best. It's an honor to be in the next round of voting. We are excited to be in such great company." The organization's second round of balloting begins soon, and more information about the October 18 ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Show can be found at http://www.ccma.cc

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Nominated for 3 National Quartet Convention Awards

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver have been nominated for three awards in the National Quartet Convention (NQC) Music Awards first round ballot!

The 9th International Acoustic Music Awards Kicks Off

Maddy RodriguezThe 9th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) Is Currently Accepting Entries. Past Winners Include Maddy Rodriguez, David Francey, Charlie Dore, Etc. The 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) kicks off. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition.

Bluegrass Music Group, The Spinney Brothers, Score Big with #1 Album

The Spinney BrothersNova Scotia, Canada -- The Spinney Brothers, "Canada's International Bluegrass Band," are celebrating the success of their latest CD, Memories, released on Mountain Fever Records earlier this year. The CD reached #1 on this month's Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 CDs chart and also made its debut on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Albums chart at #9. The first single, and title track from the project, has had a significant presence on multiple charts spending four months on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles chart while currently holding down the #2 spot and also climbing to #24 on this month's Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Songs chart. The Spinney Brothers have been busy traveling internationally in support of Memories and have performed over 110 shows in Canada and the U.S. this year.

Ryman Auditorium to Host Amaricana Honors and Awards September 12, 2012

Gillian WelchThe Americana Music Association's marquis event, the Americana Honors and Awards show returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium September 12, 2012. It will once again be hosted by the iconic Jim Lauderdale, while the All Star Band will be led by the phenomenal Buddy Miller.

Crossroads Entertainment, ViewFinders, Winner in 33rd Telly Awards

Crossroads EntertainmentArden, NC – June 5, 2012 – The Telly Awards has named Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing Inc, and Viewfinders Inc., as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled The Akins: Live in Concert. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.left

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Receives Two Pinnacle Awards

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2012 PosterBristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion was awarded two Pinnacles (and shared a third) by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association during the annual ceremony held at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. The festival as a whole received the Pinnacle for Special Events in the Cultural Arts Classification. A second trophy was achieved for Multi-Media Advertising & Promotions, Cultural Arts Classification, for their "Stateline" Viral Video released on Bristol Rhythm's YouTube Channel last year (see below).

Jeff & Sheri Easter Receive Two Absolutely Gospel Music Awards

Jeff and Sheri EasterAmong the latest accolades received by the two-time Grammy nominees were Country Song of the Year and Musician of the Year. Their song "Hear My Heart" yielded their latest award from the CD Expecting Good Things.

IBMA Announces New "Songwriter Of The Year" Award

IBMA LogoNashville, TN -- IBMA's new Songwriter of the Year Award will annually recognize a songwriter for his or her outstanding contributions to bluegrass music as a songwriter, during the period of eligibility for IBMA Awards. For 2012 Awards, the time frame is April 1, 2011 – March 30, 2012. The award will be presented at World of Bluegrass with other industry awards at the Special Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Marty Raybon Takes Home Two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- This past weekend, Marty won two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards including Favorite Soloist along with the award for Favorite Song, "I'm Working On A Building." The awards ceremony took place April 28th during the 2012 Country Gospel Music (CGM) Awards Program presented by Christian Voice Magazine held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. CGM Fan Award recipients were decided upon solely by Country Gospel Music fans who voted in a two-phase voting process held at ChristianVoiceMagazine.com.

47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Off-Camera Winners Announced

Ricky SkaggsEncino, CA-- Today the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, due to time constraints. Special Awards, Industry Awards, MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 6th Annual ACM Honors event on September 24, 2012 in Nashville. Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Roger Miller, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam were announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Georgia Music Awards Nomination Period Closes March 1st

Georgia Music AwardsRaleigh, NC -- Nominations for the GA Music Awards have been steadily increasing during the nomination period, and the Awards Show Network hopes they continue to come in until the closing date of March 1. Musicians, bands, and their fans are all eligible to nominate their favorites for an award in their musical category. Nominations are followed by a review from industry professionals, and the announcement of the selected nominees on March 9 at the Gold Room in Atlanta.

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