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.

A complete list of 2016 IBMA Awards can be found here.