Monday, January 26, 2015
Mountain Home Music Company Artists Receive Award Nominations
Annual SPBGMA Awards to Honor Bluegrass Best and Beloved
SPBGMA awards will be selected by a vote by attendees during the SPBGMA convention, slated for February 5-8 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville. Winners will be announced during an awards show starting at 6:30 p.m. on February 8th.
Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome picked up a dozen nominations in the SPBGMA awards, with individual band members named for achievement in several of the categories.
Mountain Home Music Co. nominees for Bluegrass Album of the Year are Balsam Range for FIVE and The Grascals for WHEN I GET MY PAY. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is nominated for both Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary) and Entertaining Group of the Year. The Grascals received a nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year.
Instrumentalists who received nominations are Tim Surrett of Balsam Range for Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year, Jamie Johnson of The Grascals for Guitar Performer of the Year and Danny Roberts of The Grascals for Mandolin Performer of the Year. Sisters, Charli Robertson and Kelsi Robertson-Harrigill of Flatt Lonesome are nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary and Traditional, respectively. Buddy Melton of Balsam Range received the nod for Male Vocalist of the Year.
In the Song of the Year category, “So Far” by Flatt Lonesome is nominated.
So far, so good for Mountain Home Music Company and its gifted artists. The label is based in Arden, NC and boasts many award nominated and winning artists in Bluegrass, Americana and Southern Gospel Music.
The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated since 1974. The organization aims to preserve the traditional spirit and art form of Bluegrass music through a variety of activities including competitions, festivals and consultation.
PICTURED (Clockwise from top left): Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson, Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals