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Veteran Dan Tyminski Leads BMI Charge in 2009 IBMA Nominations

Posted in News on August 17, 2009

BMI bluegrassers swept the nominations for the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, slated for Thursday, October 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. From Dan Tyminski to reigning Entertainers of the Year Dailey and Vincent, the nominee list is chock-full of esteemed sidemen currently gaining traction by fronting their own groups.

The Dan Tyminski Band leads the list with nine nominations, including Entertainer, Instrumental Group, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year. Along with fellow Union Station alumnus and BMI composer Adam Steffey, Tyminski formed the acclaimed Dan Tyminski Band, whose album Wheels rested comfortably atop the charts. An Instrumental Band of the Year nod reflects the group members’ individual chops: Steffey garnered a nomination for Mandolin Player of the Year, while band member Ron Stewart was tapped in both the Fiddle and Banjo categories.

Duo Dailey & Vincent garnered seven nods, including Entertainer, Vocal Group and Album of the Year for their latest effort, Brothers from Different Mothers. Dailey was also individually tapped for Male Vocalist of the Year—a prize he captured last year.

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper follow Dailey & Vincent with an impressive six nominations, including Instrumental Group and individual nods for the instrumental supergroup. Longtime favorites Blue Highway, The Isaacs, Danny Paisley, Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage all also secured four nominations each.

Influential troupe The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers will enter the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Founded in 1938 by Ray Cline, the band enjoyed considerable success in the 50s and early 60s. Bluegrass genre-builder Hylo Brown will also be recognized with the IBMA’s prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award.

The 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will be hosted by Kathy Mattea and the legendary band Hot Rize. For a complete list of nominees and more information, please visit www.ibma.org.

2009 BMI International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dailey & Vincent
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Del McCoury Band
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Dan Tyminski Band

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Highway
Dailey & Vincent
The Isaacs
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Highway
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Infamous Stringdusters
Dan Tyminski Band

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jamie Dailey
Russell Moore
Danny Paisley
Junior Sisk
Dan Tyminski

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dale Ann Bradley
Sonya Isaacs
Claire Lynch
Rhonda Vincent

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Recording Title, Artist(s), Producer(s), Label

Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artist), Ronnie Bowman (producer), Rebel Records

Brothers From Different Mothers, Dailey & Vincent (artist), Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers), Rounder Records

The Room Over Mine, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass (artist), Danny Paisley (producer), Rounder Records

Wheels, Dan Tyminski, (artist/producer), Rounder Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s)

“Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away,”; Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass (artist)

“Iron & Diamonds,” The Gibson Brothers (artist), Leigh & Eric Gibson (writers)

“Leaving Baker County,” Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artist), Tom T. & Dixie Hall (writers)

“Moneyland,” Del McCoury Band (artist), John Herald (writer)

“Wheels,” Dan Tyminski (artist), Patrick McDougal (writer)

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Featured Artists, Producer(s), Label

“After the Fire is Gone;” Bobby Osborne, Rhonda Vincent & Darrin Vincent (artists); Glen Duncan & Bobby Osborne (producers); Rounder Records

“The Crow,” Steve Martin with Tony Trischka (artists), John McEuen (producer), 40 Share Productions

“Daddy Played the Banjo;” featuring Earl Scruggs (artist), John McEuen (producer), 40 Share Productions

“Proud to be a Daughter of Bluegrass;” Daughters of Bluegrass featuring Dale Ann Bradley, Lisa Martin, Rhonda Vincent, Lisa Ray, Sally Jones, Jeanie Stanley, Carol Lee Cooper, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Michelle Nixon, Jeanette Williams, Mindy Rakestraw, Lizzy Long, Frances Mooney, Annette Kelley, Dixie Hall, Judi Marshall, Beth Lawrence, Donica Christensen & Lisa Manning (artists); Dixie Hall & Frances Mooney (producers); Blue Circle Records

“Sad Wind Sighs,” featuring Vince Gill (artist), Rounder Records

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s), Producer, Label

“Darkness Wept,” Lonesome River Band (artist/producers), Dee Gaskin & Rebecca Bowman (writers), Rural Rhythm Records

“On the Other Side;” Dailey & Vincent (artist); Jimmy Fortune, Kevin Denney & Tom Botkin (writers); Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers); Rounder Records

“What A Journey,” Paul Williams & The Victory Trio (artist), Bret Bronson & Louise Gorman (writers), Paul Williams (producer), Rebel Records

“When the Last of Our Days Shall Come,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artist), Chris Stuart (writer), Doyle Lawson (producer), Rounder Records

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Tune Title, Artist(s), Songwriter, Producer(s), Label

“Angeline the Baker,” Rob Ickes & Andy Leftwich (artists), public domain, Mel Bay Music

“The Crow,” John McEuen (producer), 40 Share Productions

“Don’t Tread on Me,” Kristin Scott Benson (artist/writer/producer), Pinecastle Records

“Jerusalem Ridge,” Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (artist), Bill Monroe (writer), Jeff White & Michael Cleveland (producers), Rounder Records

“Struttin’ to Ferrum,” Lonesome River Band (artist/producer), arrangement by Gene Parker, Rural Rhythm Records

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
The SteelDrivers
Josh Williams Band

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

BANJO
Kristin Scott Benson
J.D. Crowe
Ron Stewart

BASS
Missy Raines
Darrin Vincent
Marshall Wilborn

FIDDLE
Hunter Berry
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Ron Stewart

DOBRO
Mike Auldridge
Jerry Douglas
Andy Hall
Rob Ickes
Randy Kohrs

GUITAR
Jim Hurst
Tony Rice
Josh Williams

MANDOLIN
Jesse Brock
Sam Bush
Ronnie McCoury
Adam Steffey

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Ned Luberecki; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, Tennessee

PRINT MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR
Tom Adams, Banjo Newsletter

HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Hylo Brown