ARDEN, NC (January 16, 2014) â€“ Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson was honored by his record label Mountain Home Music, as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were presented with a glistening engraved plaque last week commemorating their song â€œDixie Roadâ€ topping the prestigious Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Monthly Song chart at #1 for December 2013.
The #1 song â€œDixie Roadâ€ is from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilverâ€™s 2013 release â€œRoads Well Traveledâ€ on Mountain Home Music label, a division of Crossroads Entertainment.
â€œThe folks at Crossroads have sure treated me well,â€ said Lawson. â€œI appreciated the beautiful plaque, as well as all the honors which the song and album have earned this year.â€
In addition to reigning atop the Bluegrass Unlimited chart, â€œDixie Roadâ€ and â€œRoads Well Traveledâ€ also scored places on several end-of-the-year â€œTopsâ€ lists encompassing the best 2013 heard in Bluegrass and Country music, including:
Bluegrass Today Top 30 Songs Â â€“ â€œDixie Roadâ€ at #6
Engine 145â€™s Best of Bluegrass Top 25 Albums â€“ â€œRoads Well Traveledâ€ at #16
That Nashville Sound Top Albums â€“ â€œRoads Well Traveledâ€ at #12
That Nashville Sound Top Songs â€“ â€œHow Do You Say Goodbye to Sixty Years?â€ at #20 and â€œWhen Love Is All You Wantâ€ at #86
Â â€œWeâ€™re always honored when our music is embraced,â€ said Lawson, â€œand we were happy to see Dixie Road climb to #1 and be honored by our label for that achievement. We appreciate Mountain Homeâ€™s hard work in helping get us there, as well as every fan, disc jockey, radio station, and certainly Bluegrass Unlimited. Itâ€™s also an honor to be recognized among the year’s best, and we genuinely appreciate it!â€
Doyle Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (DLQ) were named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards in October.Â Lawson and his band are currently nominated for five awards in the upcoming 40th Annual SPBGMA Awards to be held February 2 in Nashville.Â Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012, the same year DLQ garnered their first ICM Vocal Group of the Year title. Â With nearly 40 albums to their credit, DLQ have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMAâ€™s Vocal Group of the Year.Â For more info on DLQ, please go to www.DoyleLawson.com and www.Facebook.com/