An initial list of performers and presented has been announced for the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm/CT at the Ryman Auditorium. Del McCoury and Laurie Lewis will host the proceedings.
Among those slated to appear onstage are Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Terry Baucom, Kristin Scott Benson, Byron Berline, Blue Highway, The Boxcars, Jason Burleson, Dale Ann Bradley, Alison Brown, Sam Bush, Martino Coppo, J.D. Crowe, Dailey & Vincent, Della Mae, Steve Dilling, Jeremy Garrett, Chris Jones, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jens Kruger, Kitsy Kuykendall, Rob McCoury, Joe Mullins, Mike Munford, Chris Pandolfi, Junior Sisk, Graham Sharp, Sammy Shelor, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Special Consensus, Pam Tillis, Tony Trischka, and Josh Williams. A finalized lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
For the first time, the event will be broadcast live as streaming video on BluegrassNation.org and BluegrassToday.com. In addition to online streaming, the show will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and syndicated to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks. Program directors and station managers may register as affiliates by calling 615-256-3222.
“This year, as we give recognition to those musical heroes we have lost, but also focus on all of the great talent that we have, we celebrate our bluegrass family and community,” said Award Show co-producer, Stephen Ruffo.
A full list of IBMA nominees can be found here.
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