Bluegrass lights shine on Krauss

— Alison Krauss, who picked up two Grammys earlier this year, was honored with seven nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Assn. on Thursday.

The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Sting and Elton John on its list.


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Alison Krauss, left, performs with Union Station in Nashville, Tenn., in this June 12, 2002, file photo, with Dan Tyminski on the guitar and Barry Bales on bass. Krauss was nominated for seven bluegrass music awards Thursday.

The nominations were announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum by bluegrass musicians Sam Bush and Dale Ann Bradley.

Krauss and her band, Union Station, were nominated for the top award of best entertainer, best song for "The Lucky One" and in other categories.

The other best entertainer nominees were Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.

Krauss also was nominated as best female vocalist, along with Dale Ann Bradley, Patty Loveless, Lynn Morris and Vincent.

John and Sting were nominated for their work on "Earl Scruggs & Friends" by banjo great Earl Scruggs. The album, nominated for best recorded event, included Sting, John, Melissa Etheridge, Johnny Cash, Billy Bob Thornton and others.

Winners will be announced at the International Bluegrass Music Awards show on Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky. The 2,500 members of the IBMA nominate and select the winners.

Nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Assn. AwardsSong� "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"; The Del McCoury Band; songwriter Richard John Thompson� "The Boys Are Back in Town"; Patty Loveless; songwriters Don Humphries, Pat Enright, Stuart Duncan� "Is the Grass Any Bluer"; Rhonda Vincent; songwriters Cory Batten, Buck Moore, Troy Seals� "The Lucky One"; Alison Krauss & Union Station; songwriter Robert Lee Castleman� "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"; Patty Loveless; songwriter Darrell ScottEntertainer� Alison Krauss & Union Station� Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver� The Del McCoury Band� Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder� Rhonda Vincent & The RageVocal group� Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver� The Del McCoury Band� Mountain Heart� IIIrd Tyme Out� Rhonda Vincent & The RageInstrumental group� Blue Highway� Alison Krauss & Union Station� The Del McCoury Band� Nickel Creek� Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky ThunderAlbum� "Down from the Mountain"; Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dan Tyminski, The Cox Family, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, The Whites, Chris Thomas King, Colin Linden, Emmylou Harris; producer T Bone Burnett; Lost Highway Records� "History of the Future"; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; producer Ricky Skaggs; Skaggs Family Records� "Mountain Soul"; Patty Loveless; producer Emory Gordy Jr.; Epic Records� "New Favorite"; Alison Krauss & Union Station; producer Alison Krauss & Union Station; Rounder Records� "The Storm Still Rages"; Rhonda Vincent; producer Rhonda Vincent; Rounder RecordsGospel recorded performance� "Faraway Land"; Ron Block; producer Ron Block; Rounder Records� "Gospel Parade"; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; producer Doyle Lawson; Sugar Hill Records� "Heavenward Bound"; The Larry Stephenson Band; producer David Parmley; Pinecastle Records� "The Journey"; Mountain Heart; producers Tim Austin, Mountain Heart; Doobie Shea Records� "What We Leave Behind"; David Parmley & Friends; producer David Parmley; Pinecastle RecordsMale vocalist� Dudley Connell� Del McCoury� Russell Moore� Tim O'Brien� Dan TyminskiFemale vocalist� Dale Ann Bradley� Alison Krauss� Patty Loveless� Lynn Morris� Rhonda Vincent


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