The big prize at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium October 27th, went to a recent Pollstar cover artist,
The bluegrass band includes mother and father Sandy Lee and Jere, and their four children Molly, B.J., Skip and Cia Leigh, the last nominated for female vocalist.
“We just want to thank the Lord for all of his blessings of talent and the stamina and energy of youth,” Jere said.
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The show returned to Nashville after several years in Louisville, Ky.
In a recent interview with Pollstar, Sandy Lee Cherryholmes said attention had picked up since the IBMA nominations, but she expected that to be temporary.
“When it gets toward the holidays, requests for interviews will slow down somewhat,” she said, “but depending on how the awards show goes, it might go into the stratosphere. That’s what Skaggs (Family Records) said. It could even be multiplying.”