Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out leads the nominations for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards with nine nods. Coming in with eight nominations is Alison Krauss & Union Station, followed by Blue Highway and The Boxcars with seven each.
Additionally, musician Doyle Lawson and late scholar Ralph Rinzler will be inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, and Distinguished Achievement Awards will go to Byron Berline, Joe & Lil Cornett (Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival), Orin Friesen, Kitsy Kuykendall and Darrell “Pee Wee” Lambert.
Earning nominations for Entertainer of the Year are Dailey & Vincent, The Gibson Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
Nominees were announced last night (8/15) at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn. The IBMA Awards will be presented at the Ryman Auditorium on Thurs., Sept. 27 during World of Bluegrass Week, running Sept. 24 – 30 in Nashville, and including the IBMA Business Conference and Bluegrass Fan Fest.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out captured nominations for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group, as well as Song of the Year (“Pretty Little Girl From Galax,” written by Milan Miller), Album of the Year (Prime Tyme, Rural Rhythm), and Instrumental Performance. Additionally, Moore will compete for Male Vocalist, Gospel Recorded Performance and Recorded Event of the Year; and Wayne Benson earned a nomination for Mandolin Player of the Year.
Individually and as an ensemble, members of Alison Krauss & Union Station received eight nominations, including Entertainer, Song (for Peter Rowan’s “Dust Bowl Children”) and Album (Paper Airplane, Rounder). Krauss and Dan Tyminski earned nominations for Female and Male Vocalist of the Year, and instrumental nominations went to Ron Block (Banjo), Jerry Douglas (Dobro), and Barry Bales (Bass).
Blue Highway earned seven nominations, including Vocal and Instrumental Group of the Year, Album of the Year (Sounds of Home, Rounder), and Song of the Year for the Shawn Lane-penned title track. The band also received a nod for Instrumental Recorded Performance, and Rob Ickes will vie to retain his title as Dobro Player of the Year.
Reigning Emerging Artist of the Year, The Boxcars, received a total of seven group and individual nominations. The band was nominated for Instrumental Group, Album of the Year (All In, Mountain Home), and Instrumental Performance. Member Ron Stewart earned nods for Banjo Player, Fiddle Player and Recorded Event, and Adam Steffey is up for Mandolin Player.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Darrell Webb Band
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dale Ann Bradley
SONG OF THE YEAR
“A Far Cry From Lester & Earl” by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, written by Tim Massey, Rick Purdue & Harry Sisk Jr.
“Dust Bowl Children” by Alison Krauss & Union Station, written by Peter Rowan
“Pretty Little Girl From Galax” by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, written by Milan Miller
“Somewhere South of Crazy” by Dale Ann Bradley, written by Dale Ann Bradley & Pam Tillis
“Sounds Of Home” by Blue Highway, written by Shawn Lane
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
All In by The Boxcars (artists & producers), Mountain Home Records
Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station (artists & producers), Rounder Records
Prime Tyme by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
Sounds of Home by Blue Highway (artists & producers), Rounder Records
The Heart of a Song by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artists), Wes Easter & Ramblers Choice (producers), Rebel Records
GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Beyond The Sunset” by Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey & Josh Swift (artists); Doyle Lawson (songwriter); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“I Pressed Through The Crowd” by Dale Ann Bradley (artist), Joe Isaacs (songwriter), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records
“I Saw Him Walk Out of the Sky” by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists), Dee Gaskin (songwriter), Doyle Lawson (producer), Mountain Home Records
“Satisfied” by Paul Williams & The Victory Trio (artists), Martha Carson (songwriter), Paul Williams (producer), Rebel Records
“Singing As We Rise” by The Gibson Brothers (artists); Joe Newberry (songwriter); Eric Gibson, Mike Barber & Leigh Gibson (producers); Compass Records
INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Angeline The Baker” by the Lonesome River Band (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
“Carroll County Blues” by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
“Manzanita” by Tony Rice, Josh Williams, Aaron Ramsey, Aubrey Haynie & Rob Ickes (artists); Anthony D. Rice (songwriter); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Roaring Creek” by Blue Highway (artists & producers), Jason Burleson (songwriter), Rounder Records
“That’s What She Said” by The Boxcars (artists & producers), Adam Steffey (songwriter), Mountain Home Records
RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Beyond The Sunset” by Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey & Josh Swift (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Life Goes On” by Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Rickey Wasson, Randy Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Garnet Bowman, Lynn Butler, Ashley Kohrs, Gary Payne, Dale Pyatt, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Jay Weaver, Ron Stewart & Jim VanCleve (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Monroe” by Special Consensus with Josh Williams & Chris Jones (artists); Alison Brown (producer); Compass Records
“Old Violin” by Larry Cordle & Michael Cleveland (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Singing As We Rise” by The Gibson Brothers (artists); Eric Gibson, Mike Barber & Leigh Gibson (producers); Compass Records
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
Banjo: Kristin Scott Benson, Ron Block, J.D. Crowe, Sammy Shelor, Ron Stewart
Bass: Barry Bales, Mike Bub, Missy Raines, Mark Schatz, Marshall Wilborn
Fiddle: Hunter Berry, Jason Carter, Michael Cleveland, Stuart Duncan, Ron Stewart
Dobro: Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Randy Kohrs, Phil Leadbetter
Guitar: Tony Rice, Kenny Smith, Bryan Sutton, Doc Watson, Josh Williams
Mandolin: Wayne Benson, Jesse Brock, Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, Adam Steffey
BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Cantrell; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, TN
Katy Daley; WAMU’s Bluegrass Country; Washington, D.C.
Chris Jones; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, TN
BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion; Bristol, TN/VA
La Roche Bluegrass Festival; La Roche, France
ROMP, produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum; Owensboro, KY
BLUEGRASS PRINT MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Marty Godbey, author of Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe (Univ. of Illinois Press)
Derek Halsey; the Herald Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va. and Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
Ted Lehman; Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books & Brainstorms
BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT
Bedrock Manufacturing (designer) for Nobody Knows You, by the Steep Canyon Rangers (Rounder Records)
Caroline Hadilaksono (designer) for Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail, by Noam Pikelny (Compass Records)
Lynch Graphics (designer), for Home from the Hills, by Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein (Rebel Records)
BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT
Geoffrey Himes (liner notes), for John Duffey: the Rebel Years: 1962-1977, by John Duffey (Rebel Records)
Marian Leighton Levy (liner notes), for Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection, by Tony Rice (Rounder Records)
Bill Nowlin (liner notes), for Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute, by Various Artists (Rounder Records)
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