August 22, 2006 12:33 ET

Jerry Douglas Receives 6 Nominations for the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA)

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- KOCH Records recording artist Jerry Douglas has received 6 nominations for the 2006 IBMA Awards in the categories of Instrumental Album (2 separate nominations), Recorded Event, and Instrumental Performer (Dobro). Jerry also received nominations in the Vocal Group and Instrumental Group categories as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. The 2006 IBMA Awards will be held on September 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN and will be hosted by Marty Stuart.

In addition to his nominations, Jerry will give the Keynote Address at the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference in Nashville, TN on September 25, 2006.

The recipients of the 2006 International Bluegrass Music Awards will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio and around the world to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks, thanks to the sponsorship of Martha White, MerleFest, Great American Country, GHS Strings and Deering Banjos. The awards are voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), which serves as the trade association for the bluegrass music industry. The Award Show is the centerpiece of IBMA's week-long Business Conference and Bluegrass Fan Fest, slated for September 25 - October 1, in Nashville, TN. Program Directors and Station Managers may contact Tina Potter, IBMA's Marketing & PR Coordinator for broadcast details at 1-888-GET-IBMA, (615) 256-3222 or Tickets are available at the Grand Ole Opry House and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Douglas' latest release, "The Best Kept Secret," is receiving rave reviews. Douglas also just completed a successful tour opening for Paul Simon.

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