Final nominees for the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST as part of a live show on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction channel (Ch. 61).
The Gibson Brothers, two-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year recipients and hosts of this year’s Awards show in Raleigh, North Carolina on Oct. 1, will reveal the nominations during the one-hour show with Kyle Cantrell, program director for Bluegrass Junction.
In addition to the announcement of the nominees and revealing this year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame, the SiriusXM show will include live performances and a chat with IBMA’s new Executive Director, Paul Schiminger, about what attendees can expect at World of Bluegrass 2015.
That evening (Aug. 12), Music City Roots will host a special all-bluegrass show at the Factory in Franklin, TN. The event will be streamed live at musiccityroots.com and tickets for this and all World of Bluegrass 2015 events can be purchased here. The Gibson Brothers are scheduled to perform, as well as TheTravelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
The International Bluegrass Music Awards is part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2015 event, presented by Chiesi USA, which takes place Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in Raleigh, North Carolina.