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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Release New Album

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 17, 2014 – 8:58 am -

(Nashville, TN) – On the heels of his recent win at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the DoyleYear, Doyle Lawson is releasing his latest album Open Carefully. Message Inside. The all-Gospel release includes Lawson’s talented line up of players and singers that collectively are known as Quicksilver.

Since forming his own band thirty-five years ago, Open Carefully, Message Inside will be the 36th album Lawson has released. It is also his 20th Gospel record, reaffirming his deep passion and love for Gospel music and the messages found in its songs.

“The idea for the title came to me while driving from Bristol, Tennessee to Asheville, North Carolina for the CD cover photo shoot. I have always believed that the songs must have a message – something to say and not just rhyme – and I really feel that these eleven songs do just that. More than anything, I hope they touch your heart in a way that won’t ever leave you in your walk through life. May the Lord bless you all now and forever.” — Doyle Lawson

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are incontestably some of the most impressive vocalists and instrumentalists in the business. From eloquently delivered A Cappella songs like “I Sailed Back” and “He’s in Control” to classic driving Bluegrass numbers like “Will You Go,” Open Carefully, Message Inside is full of the power and sentiment that has trademarked every DL&Q release over the last three and a half decades.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have nearly forty albums to their credit, are seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA, and SPBGMA Award nominations. Lawson is 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. Lawson’s band were 2012 ICM Vocal Group of the Year, and are just coming off a recent prestigious Dove nomination and two Inspirational Country Music Association nominations.


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Doyle Lawson Named SPBGMA Mandolin Performer of the Year

Written by SGN Scoops on February 5, 2013 – 12:10 pm -

doyleicmNASHVILLE, TN (February 5, 2013) –  Doyle Lawson was named Mandolin Performer of the Year by the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) at the 39th Annual SPBMA Bluegrass Music Awards held on Sunday evening at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville.

Lawson received a total of four (4) SPBGMA Award Nominations including Entertainer of the Year, as well as Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary) with his band Quicksilver.

Also celebrating his 50th anniversary in music on Sunday, the ride for Doyle Lawson seems to be only gathering momentum, as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, and Lawson is still basking in the glow of his induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in September at Nashville’s world famous Ryman Auditorium.

“Doyle is legendary in both bluegrass and gospel genres,” said Bob Cherry of Cybergrass, “and he frequently mixes them to deliver something special.  He has given so much for so long to the music we all love, and he’s never let us down.  Who wouldn’t be proud of Doyle? The bluegrass and gospel community definitely loves this man and his music!”

Lawson was honored by the Governor and State of Tennessee in 2012 for his contributions to the state and nation through his music, was heralded by journalist Craig Havighurst as “one of music’s lions,”  and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver appeared on Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 12-time Grammy winner Paul Simon’s recent album “So Beautiful or So What.”  DLQ also appeared on the acclaimed “Mark Twain: Words and Music” with such heavy-hitters as Jimmy Buffet, Clint Eastwood, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, and Emmylou Harris.  DLQ’s album “Drive Time” spent several weeks atop the Alternate Roots Top 66 International Bluegrass Chart at #1 and was proclaimed an Essential Album of the Year by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, while the single “Precious Memories” spent an impressive five months at #1 atop the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart.  “I Saw Him Walk Out of the Sky” from the most recent gospel album “Sing Me a Song About Jesus” spent two months atop the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart at #1 and was nominated as IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.

Sounds like Lawson and his band are just getting warmed up!  Attorney and fellow musician Charlie Sizemore echoed the sentiment, saying recently, “I would not be the least bit surprised if the best music from Doyle Lawson is yet to come.”

In a statement written just before the SPBGMA Award was announced on Sunday, and in reflecting on his career in music, Lawson said:  “From the depths of my heart, I thank everyone who ever stood on stage with me, those who work behind the scenes, all of the people who have shown your support by coming to the concerts and buying the recordings, and most of all almighty God and His only begotten Son Jesus for watching over me and guiding my footsteps when I may have taken the wrong road of life. God bless you all, and stay with me! It’s a great ride!”

 To read Lawson’s full quote on his career, please go to:
http://doylelawson.com/2013/doyle-lawson-named-spbgma-mandolin-player-of-the-year-and-celebrates-50th-anniversary-in-music/

For a full listing of SPBGMA Award Winners, please go to:
http://www.musicrow.com/2013/02/2013-spbgma-award-winners/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2013-spbgma-award-winners



To view all SPBGMA Nominees, please go to:
http://www.spbgma.com/level2/natnom2013.html




Photo by Kim Hornsby


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Doyle Lawson Scores Three Nominations on ICM Awards Top 10 Ballot

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 2, 2012 – 10:56 am -

Doyle Lawson has garnered three nominations on the 2012 ICM Awards Semi-Final Ballot. The Top 10 Nominees were announced by the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) on July 30 in Nashville.

Doyle is nominated as Musician of the Year, while Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are nominated as Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Vocal Group or Band of the Year.

The 2012 ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards will be held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 18, 2012, while the coinciding ICM convention will be held October 15-18 at the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. A special 20-Year Homecoming Concert Celebration will also be hosted this year by ICM as a free event open to the public. The Homecoming Concert will be held on October 14 at the Cornerstone Church Madison Campus in Madison, TN.

A full listing of ICM nominees may be found at: http://www.icm-awards.com/press.php?nid=352&a=

Congratulations to DLQ on being nominated in the ICM Awards Top 10, and warmest thanks from Doyle to ICM for the nominations!


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