Arden, NC – September 30, 2011 – Mountain Home Records artists took home seven awards, including “Song of the Year,” “Instrumental Group of the Year,” and “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 29th, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The Boxcars were named “Emerging Artist of the Year” and “Instrumental Group of the Year.” Also, Ron Stewart tied for “Banjo Player of the Year” and Adam Steffey received “Mandolin Player of the Year.”
“Trains I Missed,” written by Walt Wilkins, Giles Godard, and Nicole Witt, and a #1 hit for Balsam Range, was named “Song of the Year.” While accepting the award, Balsam Range’s Tim Surrett commented, “There are a lot of folks out there—myself included—who are thankful for some of those trains missed and how things turned out.”
Bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams took home two trophies for “Recorded Event of the Year” and “Gospel Recorded Performance,” for “Prayer Bells from Heaven.” While accepting the awards, Doyle announced their plans to record a second Old Friends album.
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 label 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/