NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alison Krauss & Union Station (search) received 14 Bluegrass Music Awards (search) nominations Tuesday, including entertainer of the year.
Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage garnered eight nominations, and Doyle Lawson and his group Quicksilver got seven.
"After a long year of touring, it's a really nice reward for all the work we've done. We really appreciate our peers recognizing us," said Vincent, who announced the nominations with Ricky Skaggs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Besides entertainer of the year, the nominations for Krauss and her group, individually or collectively, included: album with "Lonely Runs Both Ways," instrumental group, vocal group, song of the year, gospel recorded performance, female vocalist for Krauss, male vocalist for Dan Tyminski and individual instrumental nominations for Jerry Douglas (dobro), Barry Bales (bass) and Ron Block (banjo).
Krauss and Tyminski also are featured on the Larry Sparks album "40," which is nominated for album of the year and recorded event of the year. Krauss also received a nomination for being part of the recorded event nominated album "Moody Bluegrass."
For the first time, the Oct. 27 awards show will be at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville instead of in Louisville, Ky. The International Bluegrass Music Association announced two years ago that the show and its related trade event would be moving in 2005.
The awards are voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association, the trade association for the bluegrass music industry.