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August 22, 2012

Gibson Brothers get 4 nominations

BRAINARDSVILLE — The Gibson Brothers racked up a quartet of 2012 award nominations — Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year — from the International Bluegrass Musical Association.

“We don’t have new album this year, but we toured heavily,” said Eric Gibson, who performs with his brother, Leigh, and bandmates Mike Barber, Clayton Campbell and Joe Walsh. 

“We’ve toured like we never toured before. That’s why we’re receiving the nominations this year,” he said, fresh from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania.   

“There wasn’t another new record to be the catalyst. This year, I didn’t know we would see any new nominations. The catalyst is the heavy touring we did. We got in front of a lot of people.” 

The Gibsons’ CD “Help My Brother” won the 2011 Bluegrass Association’s Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year awards. 

SONG WITH SKAGGS

This year’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year nominations are a result of “Singing As We Rise,” a song the Gibsons did with Ricky Skaggs (mandolin and vocals) on “Help My Brother.”

“The album isn’t eligible (this year), but that song was because it was still on the Bluegrass Chart a year later,” Eric said. “It did really well, and it kind of snuck in there during the eligibility period.”

Eric hadn’t spoken to Skaggs about the nominations yet, but he got a text from him last week.

“He’s like a musical big brother to us,” he said. “We always admired his work. We wrote the song, and we could hear Ricky’s voice. We said what the heck — we called him up and asked him if he would do it and he said yes. We were happy about that.”

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