NC band nominated for IBMA Entertainer of Year
The IBMA on Friday announced its nominees for the annual awards, which will be broadcast on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction station on Oct. 1.Posted — Updated
The IBMA on Friday announced its nominees for the annual awards, which will be broadcast on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction station on Oct. 1.
Balsam Range is competing against Billy Strings, Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sister Sadie and Special Consensus for Entertainer of the Year. There are six nominees this year due to a tie in voting. Balsam Range, which is from Haywood County, N.C., won the award in 2018. This is the first nomination in the category for Billy Strings, Sister Sadie and Special Consensus.
Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees this year include J.T. Gray and New Grass Revival. Distinguished Achievement Awards will be presented to festival pioneers Norman and Judy Adams, “Musicians Against Childhood Cancer” (MACC) founders Darrel and Phyllis Adkins, fiddle virtuoso and educator Darol Anger, San Diego’s KSON “Bluegrass Special” host Wayne Rice and bluegrass innovator Jack Tottle.
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