The IBMA nominations were announced last week. The Gibson Brothers received nominations in three categories( Entertainer of the year, vocal group of the year, and Jesse Brock - Mandolin). The show will be on September 27, 2018 in Raleigh, NC.
November, 2017 - The Gibson Brother's album, In The Ground, makes it to #1 Bluegrass Album on Bluegrass Unlimited's National Survey for it's 5th consecutive month.
Listen to In The Ground on Spotify
Two Time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Gibson Brothers, are known for their annual Christmas show to support their local chapter of the FFA. It has turned into an annual sellout and a chance for the hometown crowd to come enjoy a relaxed, fun show and shake off some of the stress of the holidays. It also gives them a chance to see a little bit different take on the Gibson Brothers as these shows are known to have drums, electric guitars, and a few more surprises that you wouldn't normally expect at one of their shows.
This year, for the first time, Leigh and Eric are taking their "North Country Christmas Show" on the road with a total of six shows, one weekend in the Northeast, and a second weekend in North Carolina.
Nov 30 - Isothermal College, Spindale, NC
Dec. 1 - The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
Dec. 2 - High Point Theatre, High Point, NC
Dec. 15 - Proctors' Institute, Schenectady, NY
Dec. 16 - NACS Auditorium, Ellenburg Depot, NY
Dec. 17 - Bull Run, Shirley, MA
For more information about the Gibson Brothers or these shows, please visit www.gibsonbrothers.com.
Congratulations to the Gibson Brothers for winning Gospel Recorded Performance at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on Thursday, September 28th. Their winning song was "I Found A Church Today" written by Leigh Gibson, from their album "In the Ground."
For a list of all winners click here.
(Nashville, TN)…The world of bluegrass music has lost more than a double handful of its emblematic festivals in the past year, but with decades of family-friendly events from Florida to Virginia under his belt, one event producer is still going strong. Norman Adams has produced over 200 events during 43 years as a bluegrass festival promoter, including one stretch where he presented Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, for 25 years in a row—and today, he’s still giving a platform to the top acts in bluegrass on a regular basis, averaging 10 festivals a year. By our count, he is the top employer in Bluegrass.
That’s a track record unequalled by any other promoter, and to Eric and Leigh, the music’s renowned Gibson Brothers, it’s something to be celebrated. And so, in recognition of Adams’ commitment and the value of Adams Bluegrass, the twice-recognized International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year will appear at every one of Adams’ events over an entire year, starting in November 2017.
As part of the effort, the Brothers will spend multiple days at many of the events, offering not only their signature sounds, but special sets and collaborations, too. They’ll even suggest a few added family events to help engage new fans and bring an even stronger sense of community to bluegrass, and the festivals that have become family reunions for so many.
Additionally, Rainmaker Music Management is offering the company’s services to help brand, market, and expand the reach of these events, with the goal of keeping them going for another 40 years and more. Says Rainmaker’s Chris Harris, “Bluegrass music needs Adams Bluegrass's events just as much as Adams Bluegrass events need Bluegrass music.”
“We've worked with Norman for years,” says Leigh Gibson. “And there's one thing for sure: he knows how to put on a quality festival. You're always going to have good sound, good people, and a fan-friendly event. We always spend a lot of time in the crowd at his festivals, talking with folks and having a good time. We are honored to have the chance to come alongside of him and help usher in a new generation of fans to keep these festivals going strong for many more years to come.”
When asked about the Gibson Brothers, Norman said, “The Gibson Brothers are super entertainers and Adams Bluegrass, LLC is honored to team up with these guys in promoting bluegrass music”
Here are all of the Adams Bluegrass events starting with the Fall Palatka Festival
November 9, 10 & 11, 2017
Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch
380 Boys Ranch Road
Palatka, FL 32177
November 23, 24 & 25, 2017
Convention Center--Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2101 North Oak Street
January 4, 5 & 6, 2018
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Feb. 15, 16, & 17, 2018
Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch
380 Boys’ Ranch Road
Palatka, FL 32177
May 3, 4 & 5, 2018
Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Hwy
Lincolnton, GA 30817
June 7, 8 & 9, 2018
Happy Holiday RV Village
1553 Wolfetown Rd
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
June 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2018
Summersville Music Park
7441 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 2665
August 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Tom Johnson's Camping Center
1885 US 70 West
Marion, NC 28752
October 25, 26 & 27, 2018
In the Civic Center of Anderson, SC
3027 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Anderson, SC 29625
"The Gibson Brothers headlined the peak Friday of Blistered Fingers in an aggressive schedule of two, one-hour sets inside of six hours. “I remember pushing the Gibson brothers out on stage in the mid-1990s and they were scared to death,” recalls Greg Cormier, cofounder of The Blistered Fingers bluegrass festival
“He couldn’t have written that song [In The Ground] if he hadn’t lived it,” says Eric Gibson, one of two brothers who form the five-member Gibson Brothers bluegrass band. “I don’t know how he sings that line. I have to steel myself to it.”
Eric refers to Leigh Gibson, his brother and the writer credited for “In The Ground,” the title song that shares the same name of the band’s latest bluegrass album. The lyrics incorporate multiple themes that refer to death, the economy of agriculture, and clearing hemlock and planting crops."
In the world of brother harmonies, the Gibson Brothers have set the Gold Standard. Brother harmonies have always been a mainstay of their performances and recordings, gained from their early listening to artists such as the Everly Brothers, Jim & Jesse, the Lilly Brothers, and Blue Sky Boys. Since their debut in 1994, the Gibson’s have earned multiple IBMA awards and six SPBGMA awards, including IBMA’s Entertainer Of The Year and SPBGMA’s Vocal Group Of The Year.