Nice acceptance speech from Michael Cleveland- mentioned his influences, an impressive list.
7:06- DLQ launch into a tune I don’t know…”Long Time Coming,” maybe? Nothing wrong with those voices. I heard mixed reviews of the Doyle Lawson performance at Blueberry this year- sounds good to me.
7:09 J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams head into “Prayer Bells of Heaven.” Love that song, and I’m not sure why I didn’t pick it for my Recorded Event song. O, yeah- because Dale Ann and Alison were also nominated. They sound good; I haven’t seen the album it is taken from in the stores- I’ll need to look at iTunes and eMusic later. And I’ll need to listen to the latest Paul Williams album, too; love his bluegrass gospel sound.
7:11- Laurie Lewis and Sammy Shelor up to present. Mention of the Steve Martin Prize…and another forced joke. $50 ooo will do Shelor well this year.
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
And the award goes to…fingers crossed for Dan T….Russell Moore, for the second year in a row.
Bluegrass folks are a humble lot.
Next up, Mr. Monroe’s least favourite award:
And the award goes to…Rob Ickes. Again.