Gibsons Sign with Rounder Brother Duet Album Due Early 2015
Leigh and Eric Gibson sign their contract while Rounder Records co-founders
Ken Irwin and Marian Leighton-Levy look on.
Photo by Ted Lehmann
The Facts & The Buzz
In a 2012 Washington Post interview, Del McCoury said, "...when I hear someone like The Gibson Brothers, I know it's them from the first note. They have that little thing in their voices that no one else has..." And from Bluegrass Unlimited: "The brothers and the band have it all -- lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities and great original material." That's the buzz. Here are the facts: 2013 IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year ("They Called It Music") and Songwriter of the Year (Eric Gibson). 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance for "Singing As We Rise;" 2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Help My Brother, also named 2011 Album of the year by PopMatters; and, 2010 IBMA Awards for Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for "Ring the Bell."
Check your local listings! GBs on Bluegrass Underground
Be on the lookout for the Gibson Brothers on the PBS television show Bluegrass Underground to start popping up all over the country, some starting soon, some starting as late as January. These will be airing nationally for the next three years. Here's Big Mon, a preview song from that broadcast.
Living the Dream
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Gibson Brothers are included in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's display dedicated to the current state of country music. Next time you're in Nashville we hope you'll visit the museum and look for the display featuring Leigh's 2008 D-18 Martin, Eric's Deering Tenbrooks Legacy banjo and our IBMA 2013 Entertainer of the Year Award. "We are so thankful to everyone who played a part in what has happened in our career: bandmates, fans, record labels, radio, our agent, new management, but most of all God and family. We are excited to keep this going and to see where it all leads. Thank you for giving us the confidence to be who we are and for making us feel that we are no fluke, that we are where we belong, in the right place and time. We will take nothing for granted and try to make better music than we’ve ever made." October 2013 Journal