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Monday, September 11, 2006

Bluegrass Music Hall Of Honor Inductees

Two inductees to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor were announced Aug. 15 by the International Bluegrass Music Association at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Receiving the 2006 Hall of Honor designation are The Lewis Family and Syd Nathan. The Lewis Family is known as "America's First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music." Nathan, a record shop owner, was the founder of King Records in Cincinnati in November 1943.

The induction of the honorees will be a highlight of the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show scheduled Sept. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry, which will take place during World of Bluegrass Week, Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, in Nashville. Last year, World of Bluegrass had an economic impact on the local economy of $3.5 million. David Crow, IBMA president, says it has been a great year for bluegrass, with legends and founders, such as Earl Scruggs, Mac Wiseman and Ralph Stanley, still making great records and touring and great new talent bursting on the scene.


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