Nashville, TN (October 1, 2013) â€“ Marty Raybon can now add an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) award to his prestigious list of awards including Grammy, CMA and AMC awards with the group Shenandoah to his successful 40 year career as an entertainer. Last Thursday night Raybon was presented with the â€œGospel Recorded Performance of the Yearâ€ Award for â€œBeulah Landâ€ during the 24th IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.
â€œIt is a such an honor to win the IBMA Award for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. This the first of many I hope, I am overwhelmed with joy. I am truly proud of the steadfast job from a great record label Rural Rhythm Records, the lyric from a wonderful writer Squire Parsons. I am thankful and humbled at the favor the Lord has shown meâ€, commented Marty Raybon.
Raybonâ€™s first IBMA award is not his only first this year as he celebrates his 40th year as an entertainer with his current album â€œThe Back Fortyâ€. The current single, â€œThat Janie Bakerâ€, is moving up the Bluegrass Unlimited chart at #18 . He can also add to his list of firsts in 2013 the #1 song on the Bluegrass Unlimited chart for his hit song â€œDirt Road Heartacheâ€ which hit #1 in June from his album â€œSouthern Roots & Branchesâ€ released in April 2012.
In addition to this impressive list of first time career accomplishments now includes the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited. Raybon appears on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited with a feature story by Steve Morley. He also appeared on the cover of the May issue of
The Direct Buzz, AirPlay Directâ€™s monthly magazine. which was another first.