Music sensation Marty Raybon, the former lead singer of the acclaimed country group Shenandoah, has won his first International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award on September 26.
This honor was in the "Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year" category for "Beulah Land." He was also nominated for the coveted "Male Vocalist of the Year" IBMA award.
Other accolades that he has won in his musical career, which spans four decades, include a 1995 Grammy award (for his collaboration with Alison Krauss), as well as Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards.
Raybon remarked in a press statement, “It is a such an honor to win the IBMA Award for 'Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.' This the first of many I hope and I am overwhelmed with joy. I am truly proud of the steadfast job from a great record label Rural Rhythm Records, the lyric from a wonderful writer Squire Parsons. I am thankful and humbled at the favor the Lord has shown me.”