Rhonda Vincent & the Rage lead bluegrass nominees with 12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Rhonda Vincent & the Rage received 12 nominations Thursday from the International Bluegrass Music Association, including entertainer of the year.Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver picked up nine nominations, individually and collectively, while Alison Krauss & Union Station, the Del McCoury Band and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder received seven apiece.Besides entertainer of the year, Vincent was nominated for vocal group, female vocalist, song of the year for “All American Bluegrass Girl” and album of the year for the project by the same name. Individually, she and her band members received seven other nominations.Lawson was nominated for vocal group, entertainer, song for “Sadie’s Got Her New Dress On,” album for “More Behind the Picture Than the Wall” and two nods for gospel recorded event. Lawson and his group picked up another three nominations individually.Krauss & Union Station’s nominations include entertainer of the year, vocal group, female vocalist and instrumental group.McCoury’s nods include entertainer, instrumental group and gospel recorded event.Skaggs’ nominations include instrumental group an honor he and his band have won eight times since 1998 and instrumental recording of the year. Skaggs’ chart-topping album with Bruce Hornsby is up for recorded event.The IBMA also announced the two newest members of its Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Howard Watts, also known as “Cedric Rainwater,” was the bass player in the classic version of Bill Monroe & his Bluegrass Boys, while Carl Story has often been billed as the “Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music.”Bluegrass/Americana artist Sam Bush will host the IBMA Awards Oct. 4 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.A complete list of the nominees is available at http://www.ibma.org.
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