Friday, September 6, 2019
– Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band and Earls of Leicester are among the performers at the IBMA's 30th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show on Sept. 26 in Raleigh, N.C.
McCoury and Jim Lauderdale will host the event at the Duke Energy Center.
Performers include "Entertainer of the Year" nominees Del McCoury Band, Earls of Leicester, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Sam Bush Band and Balsam Range (who will do a special performance with N.C. State Symphony Orchestra), as well as Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and Sister Sadie.
An all-star performance that features hosts McCoury and Lauderdale with the 2018 Instrumentalists recipients Sierra Hull ("Mandolin Player of the Year"), Molly Tuttle ("Guitar Player of the Year"), Michael Cleveland ("Fiddle Player of the Year"), Justin Moses ("Dobro Player of the Year"), Ned Luberecki ("Banjo Player of the Year") and Tim Surrett ("Bass Player of the Year"), will open the show.
Hall of Fame inductees The Kentucky Colonels, featuring Roger Bush, LeRoy McNees, Roland White, Herb Pedersen and Patrick Sauber, will perform.
Alan Bibey, Sam Bush, Charlie Cushman, Jerry Douglas, Christine Galante, Rob Ickes, Phil Leadbetter, Mark Schatz and Josh Williams also will perform.
Presenters for the new inductees into the Hall of Fame are Sonny Osborne for inductee Bill Emerson, Petersen for inductees The Kentucky Colonels, and Douglas and Ickes for inductee Mike Auldridge. Also presenting at the Awards Show are Sierra Hull, Dan Tyminksi, Laurie Lewis, Missy Raines, Frank Solivan, Eric Gibson, Leigh Gibson, Michael Cleveland, Becky Buller, Mark Schatz, Nic Gareiss, Jeremy Stephens, Anysley Porchak, the Po Ramblin' Boys, Silvio Ferretti Bush and Nancy McFarlane, the mayor of Raleigh, N.C.