Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising take IMEA bluegrass award

imeaOn October 24 at a ceremony in Marietta, GA, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising accepted the Bluegrass Group of the Year award from the International Music & Entertainment Association. The organization exists to honor the best music produced by independent bands and artists around the world.

Based in Oregon, the entire band was unable to attend, but Kathy made the trip out and opened the ceremony with an address to the assembly about her experiences working as an independent musician.

Boyd spoke for the whole band in thanking everyone for their help.

Kathy Boyd at the 2015 IMEA awards“We are so incredibly grateful to the radio disc jockeys, event promoters, our friends and fans for this recognition.

We are getting ready to head into the studio in 2016 to record a new CD and look forward to seeing where our travels will be taking us.”

You can see a complete list of 2015 winners online.

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