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Bluegrass Legend Doyle Lawson to Perform at 22nd Annual Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 17, 2013 – 1:52 pm -

DLQ formal group graphicPIGEON FORGE, TN (October 17, 2013)  — Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are honored to be nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year in the upcoming 22nd Annual Diamond Awards. The group will also perform at the event, which will be taped for a television special set to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57.

The 2013 Diamond Awards are sponsored by SGN Scoops Magazine, the vibrant all-digital source of Southern Gospel News, and will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

“My band and I look forward to performing at the Diamond Awards,” said Lawson, “and appreciate the honor of being nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year. We appreciate the beautiful job SGN Scoops does in spreading the good word about Southern Gospel Music, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Pigeon Forge at the Awards!”

Tickets for the event are being made available FREE of charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged:

http://creekside2013-new.eventbrite.com/

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are reigning ICM Vocal Group of the Year, seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, and SPBGMA Award nominations. Lawson is also reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in September 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium.

“We’re delighted to have Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performing at this year’s Diamond Awards,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and Publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine. “Doyle Lawson’s gospel music is as legendary and beloved as his bluegrass, and we look forward to his band’s performance being a highlight of the 2013 Diamond Awards.”

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention runs from 5:30 pm on Monday, October 28 through 10:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30, and is all provided FREE of charge by SGN Scoops Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Rhonda Frye, and publisher Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group.  Highlights of the convention will feature Lou Hildreth honoring the legendary Ed O’Neal on Monday night, the Pauline Patterson Showcase is on Tuesday morning, the Diamond Awards are on Tuesday night and the  Old Time Gospel Sing is on Wednesday.

For more details on SGN Scoops Magazine and the Diamond Awards, please go: www.sgnscoops.com.
For daily news and photos of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to:   https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial


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Doyle Lawson Leads Bristol Christmas Parade as Grand Marshal

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2012 – 2:24 pm -

BRISTOL, TN (December 7, 2012) — Doyle Lawson was surrounded by twinklinglights, candy canes, shiny brass banisters and tinsel Christmas trees on the float leading the 31st Annual Bristol Christmas parade down State Streetin historic downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia on Thursday evening.

Doyle led the parade as official Grand Marshal, with a host of glistening floats, marching bands, and swirling lights on shiny red firetrucks cascading behind him. The caravan of holiday magic led by Lawson also ushered in Santa Claus on a float carrying his glimmering sleigh and famous host of reindeer.

The Grand Marshal honor marks a series of firsts for Lawson this year, as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver received their first Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year Award in October, on the heels of Lawson being inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in September.

Doyle and Santa are both pretty well thought of, as  Joy BellamySmith shared of her adorable four-year old daughter this week, “Rylee is more excited about seeing Doyle than she is about Santa!

While awards are appreciated, it’s the individuals his music touches who matter the most to Lawson.  He carefully tucked a drawing little Rylee made for him in his pocket at the Paramount Center show last Saturday, and he treasures comments he receives such as that of a mother whose child wanted to know if she could sing with Doyle Lawson for Jesus when she got to heaven.   Lawson’s music touches hearts, and the hearts it touches give backa hundred-fold with sentiments such as those from some of the same children who lined the streets of Bristol for the parade, excited for a glimpse of two of their favorite fellas, Doyle Lawson and Santa Claus.

Of his evening serving as Grand Marshal, Doyle said:

“Folks, we had the best time at the Christmas Parade in Bristol last night.  My daughter Kristi and grandson Spencer rode with me, and we had so much fun on the lead float coming down State Street.  It was great seeing old friends lining the streets to wave hello, and I sure appreciated the honor of serving as the parade’s Grand Marshal.  It was a first for me, and something I’ll never forget. I’m grateful to have shared that moment with my grandson especially. Priceless memories. And that’s what I wish everyone this holiday season, many great memories with your families. Merry Christmas everyone!”

Doyle was back on the road this morning toward Nashville, where he and his band members Josh Swift and Mike Rogers are in studio mixing Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s newest album. Dobro player Josh Swift’s Cowbell Fever Studios is hosting the mixing and mastering of this project, while both Cowbell Fever and lead singer Mike Roger’s 2013 Studio were utilized in tracking.  The band‘s new album is due out in early 2013.


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Perfect Harmony Promotions Presents: “A Gospel Grass Gathering” November 16 in Scottsboro Alabama

Written by SGN Scoops on November 15, 2012 – 6:53 am -

Perfect Harmony Promotions Presents a night of Gospel and Bluegrass Music on Friday, November 16.  Multi- Award winning Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver along with the Primitive Quartet, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio will perform at the Collins Elementary School Auditorium 102 Legion Street, Scottsboro, Alabama. Doors open at 5:45, concert begins at 7:00 CST.  Tickets are $23, Reserved Seating, $25 at the door, General Admission in advance, $18, $20 at the door. For seating and ticket information, call 1-800-401-6920  or visit http://perfectharmonypromotions.com/


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Vanderbilt Football Homecoming Game to Feature Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver National Anthem Performance

Written by SGN Scoops on October 26, 2012 – 2:04 pm -

NASHVILLE (October 26, 2012)  —  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform our National Anthem for Vanderbilt University this weekend as the Commodores host UMASS in their Homecoming Football Game at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville this Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. (CDT).

Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of pink in the normally black and gold-laden stadium, as Vanderbilt helps raise awareness of breast cancer during the game via incorporating pink into the uniforms of players, cheerleaders and the Spirit of Gold Marching Band.

Fireworks will light up the sky following the game as Vanderbilt rings Homecoming Night out in bright style with a fireworks show.  Half-time festivities will honor Vanderbilt’s Outstanding Seniors and Alumni.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are just coming off an award-winning few weeks, as they were crowned Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year last week at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, with that honor on the heels of Doyle Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in late September at the Ryman Auditorium. DLQ will perform our National Anthem at Vanderbilt as part of their two-year old Children’s Hospital & Arena Tour.

Game tickets are $35 each and may be purchased by calling the Vanderbilt Ticket Office at (615)322-GOLD, or on-line at:  http://www.vucommodores.com/tickets/vand-tickets.html.

The game will be broadcast on FSN Network and Radio 1510 AM, as well as on-line via Gametracker at:  http://www.vucommodores.com/allaccess/?media=327428.  

For more information on Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to:  www.doylelawson.com

For daily photos and updates on the group, please visit their new Official Facebook Page at:  https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial?ref=hl

 

Photo:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver following ICM Awards win.  L to R:  Jason Barie, Josh Swift, Corey Hensley, Doyle Lawson, Mike Rogers and Joe Dean.


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Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Honored as ICM Vocal Group of the Year

Written by SGN Scoops on October 22, 2012 – 7:42 am -

NASHVILLE (October 20, 2012) — Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver were presented with the prestigious Vocal Group or Band of the Year Award at the 18th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards on Thursday night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (DLQ) performed “God Can” on the ICM Awards Show, with their famed signature harmony ringing beautifully true in a facility known for its amazing acoustics. DLQ performed just after Chuck Hancock was presented with Male Vocalist of the Year honors and shortly before a powerful performance by John Berry of “Hard to Sing the Blues.” 

The Inspirational Country Music Association’s honor comes on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in late September. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, IBMA and SPBGMA nominations, have released nearly 40 albums, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year.

“Doyle is legendary in both bluegrass and gospel genres,” said Bob Cherry of Cybergrass, “and he frequently mixes them to deliver something special.”

A special evening it was for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as they took home their first ICM trophy, an exquisite etched glass creation, in a ceremony whose other nominees included country artists such as Alan Jackson, Josh Turner and Vince Gill, and bluegrass artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, The Roys and the Isaacs.

Of the evening, Doyle Lawson said:

“What an honor it was to receive the ICM Vocal Group/Band of the Year Award last night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.  We performed at the event last year, and I was most impressed with the focus on God, Family and Country.  Special thanks to Gene Higgins, his son Jason, and the entire ICMA staff for their hard work and dedication to the cause.  Also thanks to all the participating artists for making us feel welcome and at ease. And congratulations to all of the other winners last night! May God bless all of you in your efforts to spread the good news of the gospel in song and spoken word.”

Doyle Lawson’s award-winning band includes Mike Rogers (guitar/vocals), Corey Hensley (bass/vocals), Josh Swift (dobro/vocals), Joe Dean (banjo), Jason Barie (fiddle) and Kevin McKinnon (sound engineer).

Lawson and his band returned to the studio on Friday, continuing to lay down tracks for their upcoming eagerly-anticipated album release scheduled for early 2013.

For a complete list of 2012 ICM Awards winners, please go to:  http://www.faithfamilycountry.com/?page_id=677

For more information on Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to:  www.doylelawson.com   and  https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial?ref=hl.

 

Photo and Story Credits:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – ICM’s newly awarded Vocal Group/Band of the Year- Story by Sherri George

Photo: L to R:  Jason Barie (fiddle), Josh Swift (dobro/vocals), Corey Hensley (bass/vocals), Doyle Lawson (mandolin/vocals), Mike Rogers (guitar/vocals), and Joe Dean (banjo). Photo by Sherri George.

 


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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Nominated for Two ICM Awards and Tapped to Perform at Awards Show on Thursday

Written by SGN Scoops on October 16, 2012 – 11:02 am -

NASHVILLE (October 16, 2012) — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform LIVE at the 18th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville’s acclaimed Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 18, 2012. 

The Final Five Nominees for the ICM Awards were announced on August 31, and Lawson and his band garnered awards nominations in two categories:  (1) Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and (2) Vocal Group or Band of the Year.

“My band and I look forward to performing at the ICM Awards,” said Doyle Lawson, “and appreciate the honor of being nominated for two Awards. We thank the ICM members for our nominations, and look forward to seeing everyone at the Symphony Center on Thursday night!”

For a complete list of ICM Awards Final Nominees, please go to:   http://www.faithfamilycountry.com/?p=306

For more information on Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to:  www.doylelawson.com  and  https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial?ref=hl.


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Doyle Lawson Expresses Gratitude for Hall of Fame Honor

Written by SGN Scoops on October 5, 2012 – 3:34 pm -

Doyle Lawson received the honor of induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame during the 23rd Annual IBMA Awards at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Lawson received a thunderous standing ovation following his introduction by heralded WSM and Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.
In a classic line from Doyle’s acceptance remarks, he said with a big grin and twinkle in his eye, “Just because I’m in the Hall of Fame doesn’t mean I’m done!”

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s debut of their new song “Dixie Road” at the Ryman that evening brought the house down, so being ‘done’ definitely does not appear to be anywhere on Doyle Lawson’s agenda!

Lawson and his music seem to keep getting better, as echoed by Charlie Sizemore, attorney and respected musician who shared the stage with the likes of Dr. Ralph Stanley before starting his own band in 1986. Charlie recently shared in congratulatory remarks to Lawson:  “Doyle has set a high bar – even for himself. But having recently seen and heard him – and having known him for a lot of years, I would not be the least bit surprised if the best music from Doyle Lawson is yet to come.”

Of his Hall of Fame Induction, Lawson shared:
“I woke up this morning reflecting on my week at IBMA and how humbled I feel by all that transpired this week. Then I thought of how many of the pioneers that planted the seeds for the birth of the IBMA never got to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  Had it not been for them, none of us would be enjoying the Bluegrass sounds of music.  So here I am almost 50 years after arriving in Nashville to play banjo for Jimmy Martin having no aspirations other than to be a bluegrass musician in a band.. I never dreamed it would come to this. I am blessed beyond belief to be inducted into IBMA’s Hall Of Fame. To be there with heroes is indescribable. My heartfelt thanks to everyone for their congratulations. And I thank God for it all. To Him be the Glory!”

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are currently in studio laying down tracks for their upcoming album, scheduled to be released in early 2013.

Photo by Anthony Scarlati, www.scarlati.net.


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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Nominated for Three NQC Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on July 22, 2012 – 6:13 pm -

(July 20, 2012) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have been nominated for three awards in the NQC Music Awards first round ballot!

Doyle is nominated as Musician of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are nominated for Male Group of the Year and Album of the Year for “Sing Me a Song About Jesus!” The National Quartet Convention (NQC) is a prestigious week-long Southern Gospel Music event, and 2012 marks the inaugural year for the NQC Music Awards. The 55th Annual National Quartet Convention will be held at Louisville’s Freedom Hall the week of September 9-15, 2012.  Over 40,000 gospel music fans, 300 gospel artists, and 500 vendors will be ringing Freedom Hall to its rafters with hymns and hallelujahs, so grab your tickets for this amazing gospel event now! Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be performing on Monday, September 10, along with renowned gospel groups such as the Booth Brothers, the Hoppers, the Perrys and Legacy Five. For a full schedule of evening concerts, please go to:   http://natqc.com/schedule-and-seating/Awards If you’re a NQC email subscriber, you are eligible to vote in the Awards!  For more info on the Awards, please go to: http://natqc.com/nqc-music-awards/ Warmest congrats to Doyle on his longstanding dedication to gospel music and DLQ’s nomination in the first round of the first ever NQC Music Awards!

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Crossroads Congratulates IBMA Award Nominees

Written by Rhonda on August 20, 2010 – 3:52 am -

August 18, 2010 (Arden, NC) – Congratulations to Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for their final ballot nomination in the Vocal Group of the Year as well as the Gospel Performance of the Year category for Light on My feet, Ready to Fly. The title track is currently climbing in the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart and we thank IBMA member voters for recognizing Doyle this year.

Also nominated this year is Balsam Range in the IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year category. The title track to their album, Last Train to Kitty Hawk was #1 on the BU chart last year and the band’s new release, Trains I Missed, will be available September 21st on the Mountain Home label.

Other exciting nominations include Adam Steffey for Mandolin Player of the Year and Ron Stewart in two individual musician categories, Banjo Player and Fiddle Player of the Year. Great job Adam and Ron!

Thanks to all of the voters for supporting these to fine groups and players.


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