Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa

Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards with 10 nominations. Tyminski is up for best male vocalist and guitarist, and the Dan Tyminski Band is up for the emerging artist honor. Tyminski's other nominations included three for best song, including one for "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" from the "O Brother" set.

"O brother, what a year we've had in bluegrass music," IBMA head Dan Hayes, said in making the nominations announcement today (Aug. 9) in Nashville. The nominations were announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum by singers Steve Wariner and Rhonda Vincent.

Bluegrass music is enjoying high visibility because of the "O Brother" soundtrack, which is entering into its 16th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Also, country stars like Dolly Parton (who is nominated for female vocalist honors) and Ricky Skaggs have made high-profile returns to bluegrass in recent years.

Vincent and her band, the Rage, received seven nominations, including best entertainer, vocal group, female vocalist, song ("Lonesome Wind Blues"), and recorded event for her part in the album "Follow Me Back to the Fold: A Tribute to Women in Bluegrass." Joining Vincent in the best entertainer category are Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, Nickel Creek, and last year's winner, the Del McCoury Band.

Rock artists Joan Osborne, John Fogerty, and Bruce Hornsby each picked up two nominations for their work on the "Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe" tribute album released on the Scaggs Family Records label.

The IBMA's 2,600 members nominate and vote for the winners in 16 characters, which will be announced Oct. 4 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. In addition to the annual awards, the Carter Family will be inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Honor during the ceremony.

For more information, visit the IMBA's official Web site.

Here are the 2001 Bluegrass Music Association Awards nominees:

Entertainer of the year:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Lonesome River Band
The Del McCoury Band
Nickel Creek
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

Instrumental group of the year:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Lonesome River Band
Mountain Heart
IIIrd Tyme Out
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

Male vocalist of the year:
Ronnie Bowman
Dudley Connell
Del McCoury
Russell Moore
Dan Tyminski

Female vocalist of the year:
Sonya Isaacs
Claire Lynch
Lynn Morris
Dolly Parton
Rhonda Vincent

Emerging artist of the year:
Audridge
Bennett & Gaudreau
The Chapmans
Jim Hurst and Missy Raines
The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
The Dan Tyminski Band

Song of the year:
"Empty Old Mailbox," Don Rigsby (songwriters Tom T. Hall, Dixie Hall)
"I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," the Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Dan Tyminski (traditional, arranged by Carter Stanley)
"Carry Me Across the Mountain," Dan Tyminski (songwriters John Pennell, Jeff White, Billy Smith)
"I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair," Dan Tyminski (songwriters Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell, and Bonnie Dodd)
"Lonesome Wind Blues," Rhonda Vincent (songwriter Wayne Raney)

Album of the year:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, Various Artists
"Talkin' to Myself," Lonesome River Band
"Empty Old Mailbox," Don Rigby
"Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe," Various Artists
"Carry Me Across the Mountain," Dan Tyminski

Gospel recorded performance of the year:
"Stand Still," the Isaacs
"I'll Fly Away," Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch (from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?")
"Just Over in Heaven," Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
"Do You Want to Live in Glory," Lonesome River Band
"Crying in the Chapel," Charlie Walker & the Country Gentleman

Instrumental album of the year:
"Fair Weather," Alison Brown
"Knee Deep in Bluegrass: The AcuTab Sessions," Various Artists
"My Style," Hershel Sizemore
"Unit of Measure," the Tony Rice Unit
"33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals," Clarence White

Recorded event of the year:
"Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe," Various Artists
"Follow Me Back to the Fold: A Tribute to Women in Bluegrass," Various Artists
"Knee Deep in Bluegrass: The AcuTab Sessions," Various Artists
"The Legacy Continues," George Shuffler and James Alan Shelton
"Music from Rancho deVille," Various Artists

Banjo musician of the year:
Tom Adams
Alison Brown
J.D. Crowe
Jim Mills
Sammy Shelor

Dobro musician of the year:
Mike Aldridge
Jerry Douglas
Rob Ickes
Phil Leadbetter
Gene Wooten

Bass musician of the year:
Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Missy Raines
Mark Schatz
Marshall Wilborn

Fiddle musician of the year:
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Aubrey Haynie
Ronnie Stewart

Guitar musician of the year:
Jim Hurst
Tony Rice
Kenny Smith
Bryan Sutton
Dan Tyminski

Mandolin musician of the year:
Wayne Benson
Sam Bush
Mike Compton
Ronnie McCoury
Chris Thile


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