Del McCoury, Kathy Mattea to Announce IBMA Nominations

Del McCoury and Kathy Mattea will announce the final nominees for the 19th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards during an Aug. 14 press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. This year’s IBMA Hall of Fame inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award honorees will also be announced. The awards show takes place Oct. 2 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as a prelude to the IBMA’s Bluegrass Fan Fest scheduled for October 3-5 at the Nashville Convention Center. The Fan Fest concerts will feature Mattea, Vince Gill and Michael Martin Murphey, along with some of the top bluegrass acts, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Dan Tyminski Band, Tony Trischka, Cherryholmes, Jesse McReynolds and J.D. Crowe.