Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road Win SPBGMA


Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road Win Three National SPBGMA Awards

 

Nashville,
Tenn. (February 10, 2015) — Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road took
home three awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass
Music Association (SPBGMA)’s 41st Annual Bluegrass Awards on Sunday,
February 8. The band received the SPBGMA’s Song of the Year award for
their hit, “That’s Kentucky”. Bandleader Lorraine Jordan was also named
Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional).
Longtime
Carolina Road banjo player, Ben Greene, was awarded Banjo Player of the
Year. Mr. Greene has been a professional musician for over 43 years and
has played with Carolina Road for eleven years.
“With
so many great nominees, it is truly an honor to be recognized for doing
something that we love,” said Lorraine Jordan. “We are especially
grateful to be able to celebrate the work of the late Dixie Hall, who
was a co-writer on “That’s Kentucky”. Being able to make great music and
share it with others is our dream, and we would like to sincerely thank
our fans and SPBGMA for their support.”
In
2014, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road spent five consecutive weeks
at #1 on the Bluegrass Today charts and also reached #1 on the Bluegrass
Unlimited national airplay chart with their hit That’s Kentucky” on Pinecastle Records, written by Tom T, Dixie Hall and Troy Engle.
Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition
in the bluegrass community, Lorraine Jordan grew up around bluegrass
music on the coast of North Carolina. She now resides in Garner, just
outside of Raleigh. She has performed bluegrass music for over twenty
years and formed Carolina Road in 1998. She continues to be the driving
force behind Carolina Road’s popularity and longevity as a consummate
performer, songwriter and show organizer. Lorraine plays a “Monroe-style
mandolin” and is known for her hard driving mandolin chop. She has two
IBMA awards with the Daughters of Bluegrass, has been a finalist in the
IBMA Songwriting Showcase was the 1st runner-up in the prestigious Chris
Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest and was named SPBGMA 2015
Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year.

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