Arden, NC – September 30, 2011 – Mountain Home Records artists took home seven awards, including â€œSong of the Year,â€ â€œInstrumental Group of the Year,â€ and â€œEmerging Artist of the Yearâ€ at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 29th, at Nashvilleâ€™s Ryman Auditorium.
The Boxcars were named â€œEmerging Artist of the Yearâ€ and â€œInstrumental Group of the Year.â€ Also, Ron Stewart tied for â€œBanjo Player of the Yearâ€ and Adam Steffey received â€œMandolin Player of the Year.â€
â€œTrains I Missed,â€ written by Walt Wilkins, Giles Godard, and Nicole Witt, and a #1 hit for Balsam Range, was named â€œSong of the Year.â€ While accepting the award, Balsam Rangeâ€™s Tim Surrett commented, â€œThere are a lot of folks out thereâ€”myself includedâ€”who are thankful for some of those trains missed and how things turned out.â€
Bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams took home two trophies for â€œRecorded Event of the Yearâ€ and â€œGospel Recorded Performance,â€ for â€œPrayer Bells from Heaven.â€ While accepting the awards, Doyle announced their plans to record a second Old Friends album.Â
The Mountain Home family congratulations our nominees and award winners on a fantastic year. We look forward to an even stronger 2012!
About Mountain Home:
Mountain Home, a division of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, Inc., is a premiere Bluegrass labelÂ with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Balsam Range, and Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and Performance Track fields. http://crossroadsmusic.com/bluegrass/