2012 IBMA Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue [...] Read More

Little Big Town Joins Keith Urban’s All for the Hall Benefit

Little Big Town is one of the acts set to perform at Keith Urban’s third annual All For The Hall benefit concert tonight, April 10, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The concert will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s All For The Hall Fund, which goes towards helping the Museum with its mission [...] Read More

Keith Urban’s ‘All For The Hall’ Benefit Concert Rescheduled for April 10

Keith Urban’s third annual All for the Hall benefit concert has been rescheduled for April 10 after having to be postponed while Keith underwent and recovered from successful vocal cord surgery. The concert, which benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s All for the Hall fund, will feature performances by Keith, Vince Gill, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Alison Krauss & Union Station’s Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss & Union Station Paper Airplane It’s hard to believe that Paper Airplane is the first Alison Krauss & Union Station studio album since 2004’s Lonely Runs Both Ways. That’s probably because Alison herself has remained in the spotlight and been extremely busy in recent years through projects like her high-profile collaboration with Robert Plant [...] Read More

Dailey & Vincent Threepeat as Bluegrass Entertainers

Dailey & Vincent continued their winning ways during the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday at the Ryman Auditorium. The act collected five trophies, including its third consecutive Entertainer of the Year honor. Dailey & Vincent also won Vocal Group and Recorded Event of the Year, the latter shared with Larry Stephenson for “Give This Message To Your Heart.” Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers, recorded for Cracker Barrel, led the band to two additional victories: Album of the Year and Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project. Appropriately, they performed “Elizabeth” during the awards show with a guest appearance on the third verse by Jimmy Fortune, who wrote and sang lead on the Statlers’ original 1984 release. Read More