Pinecastle Records is pleased to announce multiple nominations for the 35th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards.
SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) was founded in 1979 with the ambition to give bluegrass fans the opportunity to vote on their favorite artists of each year. The organization has grown in notoriety and now hosts a reputable yearly award ceremony in Nashville.
This year’s convention will be held at the Sheraton City Music Hotel, February 12-15th. To view the 2009 SPBGMA performance schedule click here. To be eligible to vote you must attend the 2009 SPBGMA convention. Tickets may be ordered in advance through SPBGMA or at the convention. Below is a complete list of Pinecastle artists and their category of nomination.
Bluegrass Songwriter Of The Year: Mike Andes and Tim Stafford / Steve Gulley
Bassfiddle Performer Of The Year: Tony Shorter
Dobro Performer Of The Year: Phil Leadbetter
Guitar Performer Of The Year: Steve Gulley and Josh Williams
Mandolin Performer Of The Year: Mike Andes, Alan Bibey and Larry Stephenson
Banjo Performer Of The Year: Kristin Scott Benson, Jason Davis and Mitchell Davis
Fiddle Performer Of The Year: Jason Barie
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Mike Andes, Steve Gulley, and Larry Stephenson
Gospel Group Of The Year (Traditional): The Churchmen
Vocal Group Of The Year: Grasstowne and Nothin’ Fancy
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Grasstowne
Bluegrass Band Of The Year: Grasstowne
Song Of The Year: Larry Stephenson, “Press On O’Pilgrim”
Entertaining Group Of The Year: Nothin’ Fancy
Entertainer Of The Year: Mike Andes
A full list of nominees can be seen on the SPBGMA Website
Submitted by Pinecastle Records