Kentucky musicians dominated the IBMA Awards Thursday night in Nashville. Bluegrass music, having originated from Bill Monroe of Rosine, Kentucky, has been highlighted this week down in the big city. Dale Ann Bradley came out as Female Vocalist and J.D. Crowe won awards in Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year. Here is a complete list of winners.
More country music news coming out of Nashville:
Steel Magnolia Singer Enters Rehab: Joshua of Steel Magnolia has entered rehab. From their website: “God has been on my heart to announce and make public that I have entered a rehabilitation and treatment facility to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career. I would also like to thank my family, friends, record label and management team for being so supportive and having an active hand in my recovery process. Thank you and God bless.”
American Idol Meets Paisley: It has been announced that Scotty McCeery will be going out on tour with Brad Paisley in 2012. He joined Paisley on stage earlier this week during the last stop of the H20 Tour. Paisley also got a little pranking by Sunny Sweeney. Rather than his usual lawn chair, he was met with a toliet to sit on while singing the Fishing Song. Eden’s Edge also got punked, or should we say pinked with crew members and band members dancing and rushing their stage during their set.
Download of the Week: Fifth on the Floor – Distant Memory Lane (Check out our exclusive interview with Fifth on the Floor)
* Spencer County OctoberFest – Saturday night Trent Tomlinson and Shannon Lawson
* Appalachian Harvest Festival in Renfro Valley next weekend featuring Marty Stuart & Connie Smith on Saturday night
Did You Know/Fact of the Week: Happy birthday to Eddie Montgomery, born today in 1963 in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joined Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000.
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