Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't Miss This Incredible Night!

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2010
Press Info: Kissy Black,, (615) 298-1144
General Info: Nancy Cardwell, (615) 256-3222


Nashville, Tenn. - The bluegrass world is set to gather on September 30
for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, recognizing the
year's most outstanding accomplishments in 17 categories and honoring
two pioneers for their groundbreaking influence. The star-studded
evening will feature a stellar cast of performers and exciting
collaborations to delight audiences and celebrate bluegrass worldwide.

Fans can look forward to a dozen performances including reigning
Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent; the father of newgrass Sam
Bush; bluegrass songbird Claire Lynch; powerhouse vocalist Russell Moore
& IIIrd Tyme Out; the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; and
nine-time Entertainers of the Year, The Del McCoury Band.
That alone could satisfy the appetite of even the hungriest of fans, but
the IBMA Awards are known for delivering some special collaborations.

Two gentlemen who between them hold eight Guitar Player of the Year
trophies, Josh Williams and Tony Rice, will perform together. Awards
show hosts, Grand Ole Opry stars Sharon & Cheryl White and genre-bending
Dobro stylist Jerry Douglas, will team up with four-time Female and Male
Vocalists of the Year Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski. The man who has
dominated the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart all summer, Dierks
Bentley, will perform with a band of nominees and past recipients, while
Blue Highway will include guest Darrell Scott in their part of the show.

The evening will also feature musical tributes to Hall of Fame inductees
John Hartford and Louise Scruggs, including a performance by Earl
Scruggs with his sons, Gary and Randy.

Whether enjoying the show live at the historic Ryman Auditorium or
tuning in via radio, fans will also enjoy award presentations by their
favorite stars and the anticipation of hearing who walks away with the
most coveted awards in bluegrass music.
Expect more surprises, but one thing is clear: you don't want to miss
this show!

The 21st International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Central on September 30, will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Satellite
Radio (Bluegrass Junction, Channel 14) and syndicated to more than 300
U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks thanks to the sponsorship of Martha
White, GHS Strings, Sugar Hill Records, Deering Banjos, Compass Records
and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Program directors and
station managers may sign up to be affiliates online at

Tickets are available at the Ryman Auditorium box office at (615)
The International Bluegrass Music Awards are voted on by the
professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association
(IBMA), which serves as the trade association for the bluegrass music
industry. The IBMA Awards Show is the centerpiece of the World of
Bluegrass week, including the industry's Business Conference and
Bluegrass Fan Fest, which will take place September 27 - October 3 in

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