Awards

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS and SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

  • 2017 – Nomination for for Sammy Shelor as IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year
  • 2016 – Nomination for IBMA Album of the Year for Bridging the Tradition, Mountain Home Music Company
  • 2016 – Nomination for IBMA Song of the Year for “Thunder and Lightning“, written by Adam Wright, Mountain Home Music Company
  • 2016 – Nomination for IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year – “Rockin’ of the Cradle”
  • 2016 – Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year – Sammy Shelor
  • 2015 – Nomination for IBMA Song of the Year for “Her Love Won’t Turn On A Dime” from the album Turn On A Dime
  • 2015 – Nomination for IBMA Gospel Recorded Event of the Year for “Holding To The Right Hand” from the album Turn On A Dime
  • 2015 – Nomination for IBMA Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for “Cumberland Gap” from the album Turn On A Dime
  • 2015 – Nomination for Sammy Shelor as IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year
  • 2014 -AWARD – SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2013 – IBMA Nomination Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2012 – AWARD – IBMA for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for “Angeline The Baker” by Lonesome River Band (artist and producers) Rural Rhythm Records.
  • 2012 – AWARD – IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year – Sammy Shelor
  • 2012 – AWARD – Spirit Award’s Song of The Year Award for “Record Time Machine” presented by Strictly Country Magazine
  • 2012 – SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Nomination – Sammy Shelor
  • 2012 – Chronology, Volume One Names in Roots Music Bluegrass Reports Top 100 Albums of 2012
  • 2011 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass award
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year “Pretty Little Girl” from the album Still Learning (Lonesome River Band)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrument Recorded Performance of the Year “Groundspeed” from the album “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” (Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination – Album of the Year – “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” – includes: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Carrie Hassler, Lou Reid and Carolina, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Brand New Strings, Carl Jackson, Mark Newton – Rural Rhythm Records
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Recorded Event of the Year for the song “Graves Mountain Memories” from the album The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain – Rural Rhythm Records (Sammy Shelor, Mike Hartgrove)
  • 2011 – Carolina Music Association Nomination for Bluegrass/Country/Americana Band of the Year (Lonesome River Band
  • 2011 SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2011 – March – #1 Album, Still Learning – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart
  • 2010 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2010 – Sept-Oct – #1 Album, STILL LEARNING on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 10 CD Chart
  • 2009 – INDUCTION – Sammy Shelor inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2009 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2009 – IBMA Nomination for Instrumental Performance of the Year for “Struttin’ to Ferrum” from the album No Turning Back
  • 2009 – IBMA Gospel Performance of the Year for “Darkness Wept” from the album No Turning Back
  • 2009 – July-August – #1 Song “Them Blues” on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart
  • 2009 – May-June-July – #1 Album, No Turning Back on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart
  • 2009 – July – #1 Song, “Them Blues” – Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles Chart
  • 2009 – #1 Album, No Turning Back on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 10 Album Chart
  • 2008 – IBMA Showcase Artist
  • 2006 – AWARD – IBMA Award for Album of the Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (LRB along with a host of top bluegrass artists)
  • 2006 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2004 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year
  • 2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2002 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year Award
  • 2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Song of the Year Award for “Am I A Fool”
  • 1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins BLUEGRASS NOW MAGAZINE Fans Choice Banjo Player of the Year
  • 1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1998 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1997 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1997 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for “One Step Forward”
  • 1996 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1995 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1992 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins IBMA Album of the Year Award for Carrying the Tradition – Rebel Records