Del McCoury Will Host IBMA Awards on Oct. 2

Del McCoury will host the 19th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Oct. 2 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Nominees will be announced on Aug. 14. The Del McCoury Band has taken home the IBMA entertainer of the year award nine times from 1994-2004, and overall they are the most awarded group in IBMA history. McCoury is currently re-recording many of his past songs for a new compilation which is expected to be released later this year.