The 2010 International Bluegrass Music Award nominees were made official this week.
Daily & Vincent tops the list with a whopping 10 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group, Album of the Year and Best Graphic Design (Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers), Song of the Year (“Elizabeth”), Recorded Event (“Give This Message to Your Heart” with Larry Stephenson) and Gospel Recorded Event (“Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven”), along with nominations in the Male Vocalist (Dailey), Bass Player (Vincent) and Best Liner Notes categories (Fred Bartenstein, for the album Singing from the Heart).
Russell Moore and his band, IIIrd Tyme Out, have six nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year [“Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Till I Die)”], Album of the Year (IIIrd Tyme Out), Male Vocalist, Gospel Recorded Performance (“The Eastern Gate”) and Vocal Group of the Year.
Other notable nominees include Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Sam Bush and The Grascals. All three nominees are up for five awards each.
The 21st Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will take place Thursday, Sept. 30, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. For more information and for tickets visit www.ibma.org.