Another award for the Davidsons

Australia’s Davidson Brothers took home two more awards Saturday night in their home state  of Victoria for their latest release, Here To Stay.

With a total of eight finalist nominations this year at the Victorian & National Country Music Awards, Lachlan and Hamish won the National ‘Bluegrass’ Award for their original song Rather Be Gone. They also won the National ‘Instrumental of the Year’ Award for their blazing fast instrumental, OMFG.

Held in conjunction with the Whittlesea Country Music Festival, the 2012 Victorian & National Country Music Awards were presented at a gala dinner industry event on Saturday, February 11.

Winners of the Bluegrass Award five times previously, the Davidson Brothers have generated notice across the USA and Europe as one of Australia’s top bluegrass exports. They have made several appearances at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention, and have made a few noises about spending more time here in the future.

Next month the boys will perform at the 36th annual Port Fairy Folk Festival (3/9) alongside Peter Rowan, April Verch Band and Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen.

They will also be performing an opening set at Australia’s Biggest International Country and Roots Festival, CMC Rocks the Hunter (3/17) alongside Jim Lauderdale, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw.

Follow The Davidson Brothers at their web site for news and schedule updates.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.