Congrats to the Gibson Brothers!

August 18th, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

The Gibson Brothers

This morning when the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the nominees for its annual awards show, there were plenty of familiar names on the list – including Nippertown’s own premier band of bluegrass boys – the Gibson Brothers.

Brothers Leigh and Eric Gibson and the rest of the band were honored with a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, but that’s not all.

Their latest album, “Ring the Bell” on Compass Records, earned a spot on the list for Album of the Year, and the title track earned nods in two more prestigious categories – Gospel Performance of the Year and Song of the Year.

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The Best of Bluegrass

September 29th, 2009, 12:46 pm by Greg

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards show takes place on Thursday, October 1 down in Nashville, and believe it or not, Nippertown has a couple of horses in the race.

You might think that bluegrass is strictly a southern, rural brand of music, but, of course, you’d be wrong. And in fact, we make some mighty fine bluesgrass right here in Nippertown.

The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers

Held in July at the Walsh Farm down in Oak Hill, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has become a major player on the bluegrass festival circuit – so much so that Grey Fox is one of only three festivals from around the entire globe to earn a nomination as “Bluegrass Event of Year.”

And our own super picking ‘n’ singing sibblings the Gibson Brothers earned a nod in the oh-so-prestigious “Song of the Year” category for the title track of their sparkling 2008 album, “Iron and Diamonds.”

Good luck!

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