IBMA Award Winners Announced; Trace Adkins Lands Movie Role; Hayes Carll and Ryan Bingham Leave Lost Highway
Juli Thanki | September 30th, 2011
Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers were named Entertainers of the Year at last night’s IBMA Awards. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range, and The Boxcars also took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners here. The posting schedule on Engine 145 has been a little out of whack thanks to World of Bluegrass, but we’ll be back to our regular schedule on Monday. Thanks for your patience.
Joshua Scott Jones of Steel Magnolia has entered rehab for alcohol substance abuse, according to a message by Jones on the band’s website.
Chet Flippo’s newest Nashville Skyline column was inspired by Del McCoury Band and Friends free concert earlier this week. An excerpt: Sometimes when all the commercialism of the business — and it is very much a business, a very big business — it’s easy to forget what drew you to the music in the first place. Simply put, it’s the purity of much of the music.
Trace Adkins will play a truck driver in upcoming thriller The Healer. But not just any trucker; he’s “a transporter of souls destined to hell. His huge rig is a prison for eternity from which there is no escape.”
Brad Paisley appears in a new ad giving thanks to the First Amendment as part of a campaign started by Vanderbilt University.
Hayes Carll and Ryan Bingham have decided to leave Lost Highway, a Universal imprint. Mike Crowley, Carll’s manager, stated “Being part of Universal Music, we’ve watched as the corporation has tightened the reins on Lost Highway…The requirements that Universal imposes just make less and less sense for artists like Hayes and Ryan, who are never going to be something that can be marketed like Lady Gaga.”
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.