Nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards were recently announced, with the Grascals and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage both earning multiple nominations.
Reigning SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year The Grascals are up for 10 SPBGMA Awards, including Album of the Year (The Famous Lefty Flynn’s), Entertaining Group of the Year and numerous instrumental awards for individual band members.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage claims to be the most awarded band in bluegrass, and the eight additional nominations this year could add to their total of over 75 awards won. Nominations include Vocal Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, and several instrumental nominations for members of the Rage.
The 37th Annual SPBGMA Convention will be held on February 3 – 6, 2011 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Sheraton, with the Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 6, 2011. A full list of nominations is available here.