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Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were revealed on Wednesday night at a press conference at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, and perennial favorites “Russell Moore” & “IIIrd Tyme Out” led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members.

2012 Bluegrass Music Awards will be set to take place at Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 27. Check out the full list of 2012 award nominations as follows:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

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

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Blue Highway
The Boxcars
Sam Bush Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Punch Brothers

SONG OF THE YEAR:

“A Far Cry From Lester & Earl” by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, written by Tim Massey, Rick Purdue & Harry Sisk Jr.
“Dust Bowl 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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
“All In by The Boxcars” (artists & producers), Mountain Home Records
“Paper Airplane” by Alison Krauss & Union Station (artists & producers), Rounder Records
“Prime Tyme” by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
“Sounds of Home” by Blue Highway (artists & producers), Rounder Records
“The Heart of a Song” by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artists), Wes Easter & Ramblers Choice (producers), Rebel Records

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 Pressed 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

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
“Angeline The Baker” by the Lonesome River Band (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
“Carroll County Blues” by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
“Manzanita” by Tony Rice, Josh Williams, Aaron Ramsey, Aubrey Haynie & Rob Ickes (artists); Anthony D. Rice (songwriter); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Roaring Creek” by Blue Highway (artists & producers), Jason Burleson (songwriter), Rounder Records
“That’s What She Said” by The Boxcars (artists & producers), Adam Steffey (songwriter), Mountain Home Records

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR:
“Beyond The Sunset” by Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey & Josh Swift (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Life Goes On” by Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Rickey Wasson, Randy Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Garnet Bowman, Lynn Butler, Ashley Kohrs, Gary Payne, Dale Pyatt, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Jay Weaver, Ron Stewart & Jim VanCleve (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records
“Monroe” by Special Consensus with Josh Williams & Chris Jones (artists); Alison Brown (producer); Compass Records
“Old Violin” by Larry Cordle & Michael Cleveland (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers);
Rural Rhythm Records
“Singing As We Rise” by The Gibson Brothers (artists); Eric Gibson, Mike Barber & Leigh Gibson (producers);
Compass Records

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Della Mae
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Darrell Webb Band

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:
Audie Blaylock
Jamie Dailey
Vince Gill
Russell Moore
Dan Tyminski

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

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR:
BANJO
Kristin Scott Benson
Ron Block
J.D. Crowe
Sammy Shelor
Ron Stewart

BASS:
Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Missy Raines
Mark Schatz
Marshall Wilborn

FIDDLE:
Hunter Berry
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Ron Stewart

DOBRO:
Mike Auldridge
Jerry Douglas
Rob Ickes
Randy Kohrs
Phil Leadbetter

GUITAR:
Tony Rice
Kenny Smith
Bryan Sutton
Doc Watson
Josh Williams

MANDOLIN:
Wayne Benson
Jesse Brock
Sam Bush
Sierra Hull
Adam Steffey

2012 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
Doyle Lawson
Ralph Rinzler
2012 International Bluegrass Music Special Award Nominations

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR:
Kyle Cantrell; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, TN
Katy Daley; WAMU’s Bluegrass Country; Washington, D.C.
Chris Jones; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, TN

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR:
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion; Bristol, TN/VA
La Roche Bluegrass Festival; La Roche, France
ROMP, produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum; Owensboro, KY

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT:
Bedrock Manufacturing (designer) for Nobody Knows You, by the Steep Canyon Rangers (Rounder Records)
Caroline Hadilaksono (designer) for Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail, by Noam Pikelny (Compass Records)
Lynch Graphics (designer), for Home from the Hills, by Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein (Rebel Records)

BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT:
Geoffrey Himes (liner notes), for John Duffey: the Rebel Years: 1962-1977, by John Duffey (Rebel Records)
Marian Leighton Levy (liner notes), for Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection, by Tony Rice (Rounder Records)
Bill Nowlin (liner notes), for Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute, by Various Artists (Rounder Records)

BLUEGRASS PRINT/MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR:
Marty Godbey, author of Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe (Univ. of Illinois Press)
Derek Halsey; the Herald Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va. and Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
Ted Lehman; Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books & Brainstorms

BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:
Tom T. & Dixie Hall
Donna Ulisse
Jon Weisberger

2012 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Byron Berline
Joe & Lil Cornett (Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival)
Orin Friesen
Kitsy Kuykendall
Darrell “Pee Wee” Lambert

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