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Nashville, TN- IBMA is proud to announce the nominees for the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted by Grammy®-winning country artist Kathy Mattea and the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Two decades after the very first IBMA Award Show–an intimate industry gathering at the Executive Inn’s Showroom Lounge in Owensboro, Kentucky, hosted by Vince Gill and the Dirt Band’s John McEuen–bluegrass music’s premier night continues to be the most anticipated evening of the year. Now a generation away from that first show, the bluegrass tradition of passing the music on from one generation to the next also continues, evidenced by the six bands nominated for Entertainer of the Year in 2009. All have gained valuable experience as journeymen musicians with established artists in the past, and have now become the band leaders and musical stylists who will inspire future generations. (more…)

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Pocono Raceway

Bluegrass Music and the Pennsylvania 500 – a great weekend happening

Long Pond, PA. – February 24, 2009. Billed as ‘The Music of the Mountains’, Pocono Raceway will play host to a weekend of Bluegrass prior to the August 2nd Pennsylvania 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The two days of concerts, Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, will feature top artists – Ricky Skaggs, Steep Canyon Rangers, Charlie Sizemore Band, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Cherryholmes, Blue Highway and SteelDrivers – and is free to infield campers attending the race.

According to Dr. Joseph Mattioli, Pocono Raceway C.E.O., “For the past nearly forty years, in addition to outstanding racing, we’ve always endeavored to provide a fan experience like no other, and this year’s Pennsylvania 500 will be no different.” Mattioli added, “Two days of top flight bluegrass music, to an already exciting race weekend, provides our fans added value for their entertainment dollar – an outstanding weekend at the track.”

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Burlington, MA – On May 12, Rounder Records will release Hillbilly Goddess, the new album by stunning vocalist Alecia Nugent. In the five short years since the release of Nugent’s debut CD, she has gone from being the toast of Hickory Grove, Louisiana to one of the most celebrated bluegrass & country singers across America’s heartland. Her first single, “Cryin’ All the Way to the Bank,” is currently holding down the #3 most played slot on Sirius XM’sBluegrass Junction channel for the month of January.

Hillbilly Goddess, delivers on the promises of 2004’s Alecia Nugent and 2006’s A Little Girl… A Big Four-Lane with a confident collection of sassy barnburners and heart-rending ballads, all performed with smooth precision, gorgeous tone and unbridled exuberance. Featuring stellar support from Grammy® winning producer Carl Jackson, duet partner Bradley Walker, J.D. Crowe, members of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, The Dan Tyminski Band and The Infamous Stringdusters, Hillbilly Goddess is major step forward for one of the great new voices in American music. (more…)

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Bluebonnets, bluegrass, barbeque and a whole lot more at 22nd Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood, Texas (a stone’s throw from Austin).

OSMF is Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Grammy winning Americana music, arts & crafts, camping, food concessions & libations. Enjoy acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, jamgrass, old-time local favorites, performance workshops, a youth competition & award-winning artists from around the world.

Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, 2009

Salt Lick BBQ & Camp Ben McCulloch

Driftwood, Texas (just outside Austin)

The BoDeans, The Travelin’ McCourys, Fred Eaglesmith, The Greencards, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, BeauSoleil, The Gourds, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, The Gibson Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, The Belleville Outfit, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Blue Highway, The Lee Boys, Great American Taxi, Lone Star Swing with Stretch Dawson, One-Eyed Mule, Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, Stonehoney, The Fire Ants, The Lovell Sisters

Submitted by Old Settler’s Music Festival

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Burlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce several nominations for its artists by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (S.P.B.G.M.A.) for the 35TH Annual SPBGMA awards. For the fourth consecutive year, the awards show will take place in Nashville at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Rounder artists have the most overall nominations, including thirteen total for Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and nine total for The Grascals. Vincent is nominated to repeat as Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Female Vocalist while she and her band are nominated for Bluegrass Band of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, the latter being a category they won the past two years. New bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent are nominated for nine awards, including Bluegrass Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, and Entertaining Group of the Year. All nominations are listed below.

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