Posts tagged "Alison Krauss"
The Earls of Leicester Take Home a Bevy of International Bluegrass Music Awards

The Earls of Leicester Take Home a Bevy of International Bluegrass Music Awards

The Earls of Leicester were the big winners during the International Bluegrass Music Awards show, Oct. 1, at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Arts. The group –- which pays homage to the musical legacy of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, the Foggy Mountain Boys -- took home Entertainer, Album (for its Grammy Award-winning self-entitled debut), Instrumental Group and Gospel Recorded Performance (“Who Will Sing For Me”) of the Year awards. [To continue reading this article and see the list of award winners, click on the headline.]

Top Albums and Songs of 2011 (FOLKDJ-L)

Alison Krauss and Union Station's Paper Airplane is the top album of the year and "Scarlet Town" from Gillian Welch's The Harrow and the Harvest, the #2 album, is the top song of 2011, based on radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts compiled by Richard Gillmann, click on the headline.]

Concord Music Group Acquires Rounder Records

Rounder Records, a leading American roots music label that is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, has been acquired by the Concord Music Group. The Massachusetts-based independent label has released more than 3,000 albums in such genres as bluegrass, Americana, Cajun & Zydeco, folk, singer-songwriter and children’s music. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Billboard Magazine Honors Rounder Founder

Marian Leighton Levy, a co-founder of Rounder Records, is among the 30 women who made the “Power Players” list in Billboard’s Women in Music 2009. Leighton Levy ranks #11 in the list of top female executives in the music industry that appears in the trade publication’s October 10 issue. The names were culled from nominations submitted by readers and selected by a team of Billboard editors. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards Bestowed

Dailey & Vincent retained the title of Entertainers of the Year when the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were presented on Thursday, October 1, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The duo also was named Vocal Group of the Year. [To read the entire article and learn who all the winners are, click on the headline.]