Thursday, August 19, 2010

Road Trip Music pick up for bluegrass awards

As A Traveler’s Library and Music Road have been exploring book, film, and music ideas which inspire journeys through the regions of the United States through the Great American Road Trip, you’ve often heard about books, films, music, authors, and artists with award nominations to their credit. Word comes that it’s time to add another to the list.

The International Bluegrass Music Association Awards are the Grammys of the bluegrass field, top professional recognition of the highest sort. Our good wishes go out to Claire Lynch, whose album Whatcha Gonna Do was our soundtrack for Alabama. She has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Two songs from that album are up for awards as well. My Florida Sunshine, a lesser known song by bluegrass giant Bill Monroe that Lynch chose for the album, is up for song of the year, and That’s What Makes You Strong, a collaboration Between Ms. Lynch and songwriter Jesse Winchester, is up for recorded event of the year. You’ve met Mr. Winchester along the Great American Road Trip too: he participated in the Kid Pan Alley project called I Used to Know the Names of All the Stars, which was our soundtrack for travels through Virginia.

A full list of IBMA award nominees is here.
The awards will be given out in Nashville on 30 September.

Check out these stops on the road trip to find out more about this music, and join us on Wednesdays as the journey goes on.

Music Road: Road Trip Music in Alabama: bluegrass, faith, & architecture

Music Road: Road Trip Music in Virginia

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Kerry... for the great mention! Excited here....

10:44 PM  

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