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Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and More Earn 2019 International Bluegrass Award Nominations

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Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Molly Tuttle are among the names even the most casual country, bluegrass or folk fans will recognize from the lengthy list of nominees for this year's International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards. Other noteworthy nominees include some of bluegrass' elder statesmen, including Sam Bush and Del McCoury, and one of the today's most decorated bands, Balsam Range.

Winners in each category will be announced during a gala awards presentation on Sept. 26 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C. It's one of the anchor events for the global pickin' and grinnin' session World of Bluegrass, which will be held Sept. 24-28 in Raleigh.

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That same weekend, the IBMA will induct its Hall of Fame's 2019 class. This year's honorees are Mike Auldridge, Bill Emerson and The Kentucky Colonels.

2019 International Bluegrass Music Award Nominations

Entertainer Of The Year

Balsam Range
Sam Bush Band
The Earls of Leicester
Del McCoury Band
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

Vocal Group Of The Year

Balsam Range
I'm With Her
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Sister Sadie

Instrumental Group Of The Year

Sam Bush Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Earls Of Leicester
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
The Traveling McCourys

New Artist Of The Year

Appalachian Road Show
Carolina Blue
High Fidelity
Mile Twelve
Billy Strings

Song Of The Year

"Dance, Dance, Dance" - Appalachian Road Show (artist), Brenda Cooper/Joseph Cooper/Steve Miller (writers)
"The Girl Who Invented The Wheel" - Balsam Range (artist), Adam Wright/Shannon Wright (writers)
"The Guitar Song" - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury (artist), Bill Anderson/Jamey Johnson/Vicky McGehee (writers)
"The Light In Carter Stanley's Eyes" - Peter Rowan (artist), Peter Rowan (writer)
"Next Train South" - Po' Ramblin' Boys (artist), Mac Patterson (writer)
"Take The Journey" - Molly Tuttle (artist), Molly Tuttle/Sarah Siskind (writer)
"Thunder Dan" - Sideline (artist), John Manning (writer)

Album Of The Year

City On A Hill - Mile Twelve (artist), Bryan Sutton (producer), Independent (label)
Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass - Del McCoury Band (artist), Del and Ronnie McCoury (producers), McCoury Music (label)
For The Record - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Joe Mullins (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me - Carolina Blue (artist), Bobby Powell, Tim and Lakyn Jones (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)
Sister Sadie II - Sister Sadie (artist), Sister Sadie (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)

Gospel Recording Of The Year

"Acres Of Diamonds" - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Joe Mullins (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
"Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout" - Claire Lynch (artist), Jerry Salley (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
"I Am A Pilgrim" - Roland White and Friends (artist), Ty Gilpin and Jon Weisberger (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
"I See God" - Marty Raybon (artist), Jerry Salley (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
"Let My Life Be A Light" - Balsam Range (artist), Balsam Range (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

Instrumental Recording Of The Year

"Cotton Eyed Joe" - Sideline (artist), Tim Surrett (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
"Darlin' Pal(s) Of Mine" - Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips (artists), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)
"Earl's Breakdown" - The Earls Of Leicester (artist), Jerry Douglas (producers), Rounder Records (label)
"Fried Taters and Onions" - Carolina Blue (artists), Bobby Powell, Tim and Lakyn Jones (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)
"Sunrise" - Sam Bush & Béla Fleck (artist), Akira Otsuka and Ronnie Freeland (producer), Smithsonian Folkways Records (label)

Collaborative Recording Of The Year

"Burning Georgia Down" - Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble (artists), Balsam Range (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
"Darlin' Pal(s) Of Mine" - Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips (artists), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)
"The Guitar Song" - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury (artist), Bill Anderson/Jamey Johnson/Vicky McGehee (writers)
"Please" - Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton (artists), Dave Cobb, John Leventhal, Frank Liddell (producers), MCA Nashville (label)
"Soldiers Joy/Ragtime Annie" - Roland White with Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger, Patrick McAvinue, and Molly Tuttle (artists), Ty Gilpin, Jon Weisberger (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Shawn Camp
Del McCoury
Russell Moore
Tim O'Brien
Danny Paisley

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Brooke Aldridge
Dale Ann Bradley
Sierra Hull
Molly Tuttle
Rhonda Vincent

Instrumental Performers Of The Year

Banjo

Gina Furtado
Mike Munford
Noam Pikelny
Kristin Scott Benson
Scott Vestal

Bass

Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Beth Lawrence
Missy Raines
Mark Schatz

Fiddle

Hunter Berry
Becky Buller
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan

Resophonic Guitar

Jerry Douglas
Andy Hall
Rob Ickes
Phil Leadbetter
Justin Moses

Guitar

Kenny Smith
Billy Strings
Bryan Sutton
Molly Tuttle
Josh Williams

Mandolin

Alan Bibey
Sam Bush
Sierra Hull
Ronnie McCoury
Frank Solivan

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