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Skaggs Along with Band Kentucky Thunder Nominated in the
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year” Category
Nashville, Tenn. (August 19, 2013) – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)  finalists were announced last week with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder securing a nomination in the “Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year” category for “New Jerusalem.”  The song is a brand new instrumental from the 2012 album Music To My Ears by Skaggs, who also wrote the tune.
“I am very grateful for the nomination,” says Skaggs upon learning of the IBMA Award nod.
24th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will be held on
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Duke Energy Center for the
Performing Arts, Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Skaggs has been honored with the following IBMA Awards:  “Album of the Year” (for Bluegrass Rules!)
– 1998; “Instrumental Group of the Year” (with Kentucky Thunder) –
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; “Recorded Event of the
Year” (for Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza) – 2000 and “Instrumental Album of the Year” (for Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza) – 2000.
About Ricky Skaggs
12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY® Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, eight ACM
Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), Ricky
Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began
playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30
albums and has performed thousands of live shows. Skaggs and his band,
Kentucky Thunder, continue to keep the tour trail red hot, performing
more than 80 live dates each year.  Skaggs started his own record label,
Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive
GRAMMY®-nominated albums. 
On August 13, Skaggs released his first autobiography, “KENTUCKY TRAVELER,”
which details the life and times of the music icon and also the history
of Bluegrass music.  In addition, Skaggs has again teamed with music
legend BRUCE HORNSBY, this time for a live album titled, CLUCK OL’ HEN.  The album is scheduled for release tomorrow (August 20).

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