Missy Raines Receives 2016 IBMA Award Nomination for Bass Player of the Year

Nominees for the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards have been announced and Missy Raines is among the top 5 bassists recognized once again this year.  Missy has been awarded the IBMA Bass Player of the Year honors 7 times, more than any other bass player (male or female) in the history of the event.  Joining her on the nominations list for this award is a very stout group of seasoned and stellar bassists including Barry Bales, Mike Bub, Mark Schatz, and Alan Bertrum.

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar.  The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professionals in the bluegrass music industry. Held annually since 1990, today almost two dozen awards are handed out to recognize the top achievements across the industry.  The 2016 Awards Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC.

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Missy Raines & The New Hip At Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Missy Raines & The New Hip will be performing at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol TN/VA Thursday, July 14th, 2016, at 7:00pm as part of the Farm & Fun Time live radio broadcast along with Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Bill & The Belles.

Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, is a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience are $20 with open seating; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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The New Hip June Newsletter

Here’s an excerpt from our most recent newsletter.  To join our mailing list sign up here for free!

We had a fantastic Big Sky Tour in May and have had a chance to catch our collective breaths and are looking forward to our next adventures.
Special, special thanks go to Glenn Bradford, Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop, Leo EiltsDan Sadowsky, Phyllis Erck, Ed Kemmick, Wes HortonJohn Lowell and Joanne Gardner, and Larry, Don, and all the folks at The Confluence who, along with their families, made such a difference for us on our journey. They housed us, fed us, made us laugh, promoted us, and generally lifted us up with their kindness…all for the love of music and community.  We couldn’t have done it without you oh ‘Angels of the Road’!  Check out my blog to see photos from the tour.

Nashville Peeps…Coming up this month The New Hip will be at the Station Inn on Wednesday, June 8th with the fantastic acoustic trio, Quiles & Cloud.  9pm showtime and tickets are only $15 at the door.

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Missy Raines & The New Hip to play Southport Songwriter Festival April 23, 2016

The New Hip is excited to announce our performance at the Southport Songwriter Festival in Southport, NC Saturday, April 23, 2016 8PM.  A non-profit event to benefit songwriters and build community within the region.   Artists appearing include  Claire Lynch, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Teresa Neal, Jeanette Williams Band, Eliza Gilkyson, Louisa Branscomb, Tony Rackley, Tommy Edwards, Laura McLean,

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