IBMA Awards For Rural Rhythm Artists

by | 4 Oct, 2012

Rural Rhythm Records is celebratring the many awards their artists have won at the recent International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Darrel Adkins accepted the award for the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer’s IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award for the song, “Life Goes On.” The song is the title track from the album that benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.  Lonesome River Band was honored with the IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award for their song “Angeline the Baker” from their album, Chronology, Vol One.  The band is led by Sammy Shelor who won his fifth IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award.  Top vocalist, Russell Moore also took home his fifth IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award.

During the busy IBMA World of Bluegrass week, Rural Rhythm Records and BlueHighways TV hosted the “Behind the Dream” Showcase at Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville.  This exciting live concert featured outstanding performances by (in order of appearance):  Darrell Webb Band, Carrie Hassler, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and The Roys.

Also last week, Moonstruck Management hosted a special Anniversary Evening Concert held at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Nashville, celebrating two milestones – Lonesome River Band’s 30th Anniversary and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out’s 20th Anniversary. Rural Rhythm Records’ President, Sam Passamano presented Sammy Shelor with Lonesome River Band’s 30th Anniversary plaque featuring the band’s three 2012 Chronology Volumes One – Three albums.  Passamano also presented Russell Moore with his band’s 20th anniversary plaque featuring the gruop’s two Rural Rhythm Records albums, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and their latest hit album, Prime Tyme.

Rural Rhythm Records invite you to check out each artists’ website for more news, music and photos.  For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit