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article imageCountry artist Marty Raybon scores two IBMA nominations

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 17, 2013 in Entertainment
On August 15, this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards were announced and veteran country artist Marty Raybon scored two nominations.
The former lead singer of the Grammy-winning country group Shenandoah is up for IBMA’s “Male Vocalist of the Year,” as well as “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” for “Beulah Land,” from his album “Southern Roots & Branches,” which was released via his label, Rural Rhythm Records.
Marty shared his excitement for these two prestigious nominations in a press statement. “When it comes to the category of ‘Male Vocalist’ it truly comes down to preference,” he stated. “ To make a list such as this is a recognition of confidence that the voters feel one has been worthy to carry the mail. In the past 40 years of being in the music business, 2013 has been a highlight year for me and Full Circle. To win this award would be an incredible achievement to top off the last of The Back Forty, my current album."
On his “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” nod, Raybon added in the press statement, “‘Beulah Land,’ written by Squire Parsons, is one of the most soul stirring songs we do. It has been a song of comfort for many and helps them to remember that their loved ones await them on the shores of the everlasting. It’s been a honor to sing this song to hopefully ease the pain that some may be dealing with or have dealt with in the past.”
The 2013 IBMA Awards are scheduled to take place on September 26, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The awards show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Bluegrass Junction) and it will be syndicated to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks.
For more information on country and bluegrass sensation Marty Raybon, visit his official website.
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