Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars

Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Sting and Elton John on its list.

Krauss, who picked up two Grammys earlier this year, and her band, Union Station, are nominated for the top award of best entertainer, best song for "The Lucky One," and in five other categories. Krauss also was nominated as best female vocalist, along with Dale Ann Bradley, Patty Loveless, Lynn Morris, and Vincent.

The other best entertainer nominees were Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.

John and Sting were nominated for their work on the album "Earl Scruggs & Friends" by banjo great Earl Scruggs. The set, nominated for best recorded event, also featured guest spots from Melissa Etheridge, Johnny Cash, and actor-turned-musician Billy Bob Thornton, among others. For the full list of nominees, click here.

Winners will be announced at the International Bluegrass Music Awards show on Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky. The 2,500 members of the IBMA nominate and select the winners. For more information, visit the event's official Web site.


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