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Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band nominated for industry awards

July 18, 2013

YellowBrix

July 18--The Darin and Brooke Aldridge Band are semi-finalists for awards from two Nashville-based music industry organizations.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released the results of the first round of voting for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards and the Aldridge group is listed in 11 of the 18 categories on the "Second Round" ballot. The top five vote getters in each category after the second round of voting will be finalists for the annual awards which are presented in September.

The band is on the IBMA ballot for Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Brooke Aldridge is on the ballot for Female Vocalist, and Darin Aldridge for Guitar and Mandolin Player. Other members of the band are on the ballot for Banjo, Bass, and Fiddle Players of the Year.

The final list of nominees will be announced Aug. 14. The awards are presented during the annual World of Bluegrass week which -- for the first time -- will be held in Raleigh Sept. 24-28.

The Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) announced that the Aldridges are semi-finalists for the 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year category. The 21st Anniversary of the ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland in Nashville on Oct 20-24, with the Music Awards taking place on Oct. 24 at Two Rivers. Others on the ballot in the Bluegrass Artist category include Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, Dailey & Vincent, the Isaacs, Marty Raybon and Rhonda Vincent.

These announcements come just as the band is putting the finishing touches on a new album which will be released in several weeks. The project will be on the Mountain Home label. Although their concert tour takes them all over North America, the Aldridges make their home in Cherryville.

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