Dailey & Vincent, IIIrd Tyme Out Lead IBMA Nominations

The International Bluegrass Music Association announced the nominees for the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Reigning two-time Entertainers of the Year, duo Dailey & Vincent, tops the list of nominees with 10 nods for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group, Album of the Year and [...] Read More

Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum Lead GAC’s Flood Relief Effort

The stars came out in a big way, as did a number of companies and the American people when GAC presented Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley were among the artists who delivered nearly 20 songs during Sunday’s three-hour live special from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event raised more than $1.5 million on first airing, with more expected to come in during future telecasts. Music City Keep On Playin’ was the first national fundraiser organized to aid victims of a devastating flood that engulfed much of Nashville two weeks ago. In a scant 48 hours, the city took in over 13 inches of rain, more than the Middle Tennessee ground could absorb. The Cumberland River swelled over its banks, damaging some of the city’s landmarks, including the Grand Ole Opry House, LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More