Junior Sisk Inducted Into Virginia Folk Music Hall Of Fame

Junior Sisk Inducted Into
Virginia Folk Music Hall Of Fame 
Junior
Sisk & Ramblers Choice Celebrate at IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass with
Two Nominations and Appearances on SirisuXM, WAMU and WSM
Junior Sisk accepts award while his wife Susan Sisk looks on.
Chesterfield, VA (September 21, 2012) — Virginia native, Junior Sisk was honored by his home-state and colleagues during a ceremony in Chesterfield, Virginia on Friday, September 14th. Sigrid Williams of the Virginia Folk Music Hall of Fame
presented Sisk with a plaque during a performance by his band, Junior
Sisk & Ramblers Choice, officially honoring Sisk as the 2012 Virginia Folk Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
The Virginia Folk Music Association was formed in 1943 for the purpose
of preserving the history of country, bluegrass and gospel music. In
1973, the “Hall of Fame” was established and since that time has
inducted many well known musicians such as Roy Clark, The Statler
Brothers, Jimmy Dean and bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse McReynolds.
Also during the ceremony, Edwin Esten, Vice President of the Virginia Folk Music Association presented another plaque to Sisk on behalf of Virginia’s governor, Bob McDonnell,
in recognition of Sisk’s dedication to preserving and fostering
bluegrass music not only in Virginia, but world-wide as well. “I was
deeply honored to be inducted into the Virginia Folk Music Hall of Fame
and also to receive the plaque from Governor McDonnell,” stated Sisk. “I
play traditional bluegrass music and never think about receiving any
awards for it. But when you are recognized by your home-state for what
you do, it sure does mean a lot.”
The
Hall of Fame induction is among several newsworthy items as of late for
Sisk and Ramblers Choice. The band learned in August that they are
nominees for this years International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards in two categories; Album of the Year for their latest Rebel Records release, The Heart Of A Song and Song of the Year for “A Far Cry From Lester And Earl”. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice will spend next week in Nashville, Tennessee to attend the IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass Conference
and have several personal appearances lined up including radio
interviews and performances in addition to attending the IBMA Awards at
the historic Ryman Auditorium. Here’s a complete list of their
appearances (all times are CST):
Tuesday, September 25th
2:00pm SiriusXM Radio’s “Bluegrass Junction Live From IBMA”
– Admission is free and open to the public. Guests should arrive at the
Bridgestone Arena lobby no later that 1:30pm as seating is limited.)
3:30pm SiriusXM Studio Special – Private hour long performance to be aired at a later date on SirisXM’s Bluegrass Junction
7:00pm Martin Guitar’s Showcase at Robert’s Western World, 416B Broadway
10:00pm WAMU’s Bluegrass Country Showcase Nashville Convention Center Room 107
Wednesday, September 26th
8:00am WSM 650AM “Coffee, Country and Cody” – www.wsmonline.com
6:30pm Mountain Music Entertainment/Rebel Records Showcase at Jack’s BBQ, 416 Broadway (Free Admission)
9:30pm Bluegrass On Broadway at Ernest Tubb Record Shop, 417 Broadway (Free Admission)
Thursday, September, 27th
5:45pm IBMA Red Carpet Media Event
7:30pm IBMA Awards at the Ryman Auditorium
Friday, September 28th
9:30pm California Bluegrass Association Showcase
11:00pm Fan Fest 
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice also recently announced a new partnership with former NASCAR Champion Ward Burton and will serve as Musician Ambassadors for the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation. The
band will perform for several upcoming events for the foundation whose
mission is to conserve America’s land and wildlife through wise
stewardship, and to educate children and adults concerning the natural
resources that will shape America’s future.
For more information on Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice including photos from the Virginia Folk Music Hall of Fame induction and a complete tour schedule, please visit www.JuniorSisk.us

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