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Alison Krauss & Union Station Lead IBMA Nominees
Tuesday Morning Announcement Brings 10 Nominations for Blue Highway
Alison Krauss & Union Station received 11 nominations to emerge as the frontrunners at this year's International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Aug. 15) during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Krauss and longtime band member Dan Tyminski are nominated in the female and male vocalist categories, and the group's total also includes individual nominations for bassist Barry Bales, banjo player Ron Block and Dobro player Jerry Douglas.

Blue Highway and its Dobro player, Rob Ickes, pulled in a total of 10 nominations. Seven nominations went to the members of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

Marty Stuart will host this year's awards show taking place Sept. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

Here's a complete list of this year's IBMA nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Cherryholmes

The Grascals

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

The Del McCoury Band

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage


Vocal Group

Blue Highway

The Grascals

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage


Instrumental Group

Blue Highway

Alison Krauss & Union Station

The Del McCoury Band

Mountain Heart

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder


Male Vocalist

Ronnie Bowman

Russell Moore

Tim O'Brien

Marty Raybon

Larry Sparks

Dan Tyminski


Female Vocalist

Dale Ann Bradley

Sonya Isaacs

Alison Krauss

Claire Lynch

Rhonda Vincent


Song of the Year

"Brand New Heartache"

Artist: Cherryholmes

Songwriter: Cia Leigh Cherryholmes


"He Lives in Me"

Artist: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Songwriter: Frances P. Simpson


"Look Down That Lonesome Road"

Artist: Tim O'Brien

Songwriter: Tim O'Brien


"Marbletown"

Artist: Blue Highway

Songwriter: Mark Knopfler


"Train Long Gone"

Artist: Claire Lynch

Songwriter: Dennis Linde


Album of the Year

Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Featuring 3 Fox Drive, Lonesome River Band, Seldom Scene, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Cherryholmes, J.D. Crowe & the New South, BlueRidge, IIIrd Tyme Out, James King Band, Larry Cordle, Wayne Benson, Clay Hess, Greg Luck, Aubrey Haynie, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Tony Rice, Ronnie Bowman & the Committee, Larry Stephenson Band, Blue Highway, Gena Britt, Randy Kohrs & the Lites, Steve Thomas, Scott Vestal, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Wildfire, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lost & Found, the Grascals, Alecia Nugent, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Bradley Walker, Dan Tyminski, Béla Fleck and Barry Bales


Cherryholmes

Cherryholmes


Cornbread Nation

Tim O'Brien


Let 'Er Go, Boys

Michael Cleveland


Marbletown

Blue Highway


Instrumental Album

The Best Kept Secret

Jerry Douglas


Hide Head Blues

Jim Mills


Let 'Er Go, Boys

Michael Cleveland


Not Too Far From the Tree: A Collection of Guitar Duets With Heroes & Friends

Bryan Sutton with Russ Barenberg, Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Jerry Douglas, David Grier, Jack Lawrence, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, George Shuffler, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Sutton and Doc Watson


Three Ring Circle

Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich and Dave Pomeroy


Recorded Event

Back to the Well

The Daughters of Bluegrass, featuring Lorraine Jordan, Gena Britt, Julie Elkins, Becky Buller, Vickie Simmons, Frances Mooney, Mindy Rakestraw, Jeanette Williams, Beth Lawrence, Angela Oudean, Michelle Nixon, Donica Christensen, Dale Ann Bradley, Heather Berry, Megan McCormick, Valerie Smith, Louisa Branscomb and Dixie Hall


Down in Caroline

Curly Seckler, with Kent Blanton, George Buckner, John Carter Cash, Laura Weber Cash, Dudley Connell, Rob Ickes, Josh McMurray, Russell Moore, Larry Perkins, Andrea Roberts, Chris Sharp, Herschel Sizemore, Kevin Sluder, Larry Sparks, Tater Tate, LeRoy Troy and Doc Watson


Not Too Far From the Tree: A Collection of Guitar Duets With Heroes & Friends

Bryan Sutton with Russ Barenberg, Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Jerry Douglas, David Grier, Jack Lawrence, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, George Shuffler, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Sutton and Doc Watson


Stomp

Mike Compton and David Long


Three Ring Circle

Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich and Dave Pomeroy


Gospel Recorded Performance

Gettin' Ready

BlueRidge


"He Goes to Church"

Cherryholmes


He Lives in Me

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver


"Lazarus"

Blue Highway


When the Morning Comes

Paul Williams & the Victory Trio


Emerging Artist

3 Fox Drive

Audie Blaylock & Redline

Blue Moon Rising

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Steep Canyon Rangers


Instrumental Performers


Banjo

Terry Baucom

Ron Block

J.D. Crowe

Jim Mills

Sammy Shelor


Bass

Barry Bales

Mike Bub

Jason Moore

Missy Raines

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

Jim Hurst

Tony Rice

Kenny Smith

Bryan Sutton

Josh Williams


Mandolin

Sam Bush

Mike Compton

Doyle Lawson

Ronnie McCoury

Adam Steffey


Bluegrass Broadcaster

Kyle Cantrell, XM Satellite Radio (Nashville)

Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network (Nashville)

Red Shipley, WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.)


Bluegrass Event

26th annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival (Claremore, Okla.)

21st annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (Framingham, Mass.)
Florida State Bluegrass Festival (Perry, Fla.)


Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project

Designer: Elevation Creative Studios

Generations, the New Kentucky String Ticklers


Designer: Spencer Walts, Eyewerks Studio and Sarah Lainie Smith

She Waits for Night, Uncle Earl


Designer: Heather & G. Carr

The Official O'Brien Family CD & Board Game, the O'Brien Family


Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project

Writer: Jim Mills

Hide Head Blues, Jim Mills


Writer: Gary B. Reid

Earliest Recordings -- The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952), the Stanley Brothers


Writer: Tom Adams

Let 'Er Go, Boys, Michael Cleveland


Bluegrass Print Media Person

Dan Miller, editor, Flatpicking Guitar magazine

Chris Stuart, freelance writer, Bluegrass Unlimited

Bob Black, author, Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass With Bill Monroe





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