Must be getting close to emerging artist time, the award that goes annually to the bluegrass veterans who have had the worst luck with managers, promotion, band turnover, and labels going out of business. Audie Blaylock has been retired from this category, by the way.
Someone, somewhere, laughed at that. I hope.
Nope, not yet. Hall of Fame induction of Ralph Rinzler. I truly appreciate what he did for the music. If you don’t know what he did, you need a better record and CD collection.
A long list of In Memorium was read aloud. It would have been lovely to have had a photo montage, but better than nothing.
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year
- Beyond The Sunset by Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey & Josh Swift (artists); Doyle Lawson (songwriter); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
- I Press Through The Crowd by Dale Ann Bradley (artist), Joe Isaacs (songwriter), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records
- I Saw Him Walk Out Of The Sky by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists), Dee Gaskin (songwriter), Doyle Lawson (producer), Mountain Home Records
- Satisfied by Paul Williams & The Victory Trio (artists), Martha Carson (songwriter), Paul Williams (producer), Rebel Records
- Singing As We Rise by The Gibson Brothers (artists); Joe Newberry (songwriter); Eric Gibson, Mike Barber & Leigh Gibson (producers); Compass Records
Come on…another one for DAB. Looks like I predicted the Gibsons to win. Would not be disappointed if Paul Williams walked away with the award. Nope, the Gibsons. I’m scaring myself with some of these predictions. I must be up to three or four by now.
Song of the Year- I’m hoping for a tie on this one…
- A Far Cry From Lester and Earl by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, written by Tim Massey, Rick Purdue & Harry Sisk Jr.
- Dustbowl Children by Alison Krauss & Union Station, written by Peter Rowan
- Pretty Little Girl From Galax by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, written by Milan Miller
- Somewhere South Of Crazy by Dale Ann Bradley, written by Dale Ann Bradley & Pam Tillis
- Sounds Of Home by Blue Highway, written by Shawn Lane
Any one of four songs would please me, I do believe. Four are songs of substance. All sound good and are worthy nominees. Yes, the message is delivered: “A Far Cry from Lester and Earl.”
Now, will anyone listen?