Friday, August 19, 2011

IBMA has announced the nominees for the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers have been nominated in the following categories:

  • - Entertainer of the Year
  • - Album of the Year (Rare Bird Alert)
  • - Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (“Rare Bird Alert,” written by Martin)
  • - Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project (Rare Bird Alert) (Martin – writer, Rounder)
  • - Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project (Rare Bird Alert) (G. Carr and Salli Ratts – designers, Rounder)

The Awards are scheduled to take place on September 29, 2011 in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit