News from Missy Raines and the New Hip reveals that their Compass Records release Inside Out has made it to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nomination BallotÂ in the Best Contemporary Folk Recording category, while Stop, Drop & Wiggle has made it to the ballotÂ forÂ Best Country Instrumental Performance category.
What a fantastic week at IBMA.Â It was wonderful to see so many old friends and get a chance to make new ones. We even got to bring some New Hip music to some new fans.
I have to say, an IBMA highlight for me was being part of the Most Awarded Instrumentalists Band at the Awards Show Thursday night!Â Picking with Stuart Duncan, Ronnie McCoury, Jim Mills, Bryan Sutton, and Rob Ickes.Â Â Oh Yea!
As the leaves are turning here in Tennessee, our thoughts are turning to new music and we are gearing up and planning to head back into the studio later this winter.Â We look forward to bringing new tunes your way for our 2nd Compass Records release slated for 2010…Â Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, thanks for being there at our shows, for buying our CD’s- and for joining in on Facebook, Twitter, our Blog, and Myspace.Â You keep us doing this!Â And we are having the time of our lives – Missy, Rob, Mike, Ethan and Dominick