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October 09, 2007
Bluegrass Artist Audie Blaylock Adds Another IBMA Award to List of Honors

NASHVILLE, TENN. — On Thursday, October 4th, bluegrass artist Audie Blaylock added another IBMA award to his existing list of honors as Rounder recording artists Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock brought home the 2007 Instrumental Group of the Year award at the 18th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards show held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.

"I’m extremely honored to receive the award that so many prestigious and talented musicians have been nominated for and received in the past. This is a great honor for myself and the entire group," said Audie Blaylock. “This is particularly humbling when you consider the caliber of the past recipients such as Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Nickel Creek, Del McCoury and others,” he adds.

Blaylock is excited about what the future holds. “We are in the process of reforming Redline and are booking dates for the remainder of 2007 and beyond,” he says. In 2005 and 2006, Audie Blaylock and Redline had the honor of being nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year award.

Fans of Blaylock’s are looking forward to new and exciting things from him as well. Grammy award winning producer, Carl Jackson says, “Audie Blaylock is one of the most talented folks in bluegrass music today. He’s a top-notch guitarist and vocalist and I’m very pleased to know there’s a new project on the horizon. When Audie is involved, you can bet the music will be bluegrass at it’s finest.”

Audie has been performing for years with some of bluegrass music’s most distinguished acts including the great Jimmy Martin and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage as well as doing session work that earned him a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and an IBMA nomination for Recorded Event of the Year for A Tribute to Jimmy Martin: The King of Bluegrass. This group project included Audie on guitar and vocals along with a stellar lineup of musicians including former Sunny Mountain Boys J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams, and Kenny Ingram. He has also performed with the legendary Red Allen, The Lynn Morris Band and songwriting great Harley Allen. Audie is also a four-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year nominee.

Audie Blaylock and Redline has joined the GoodStuff PR Co. family of artists that also includes Acoustic Disc Records, mandolin master David Grisman, The Pa's Fiddle Project (National Endowment for the Humanities We The People Bookshelf Honoree), bluegrass favorites The Mark Newton Band, Americana/bluegrass group The Carter Brothers including banjo player Tim Carter and rock/Americana player Danny Carter, Smithsonian Institution New Harmonies Exhibition / lllinois State Scholar Chris Vallillo and more.

For more information on Audie Blaylock and Redline, Visit www.audieblaylock.com

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