The Gibson Brothers on took home two IBMA Awards for Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for “Ring The Bell”—the title track to their 2009 Compass Records debut. The Gibson Brothers have the current #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Chart with their single “Farm of Yesterday”. “Ring the Bell” spent eleven months on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Chart, holding the number one spot for three months, and the single has spent thirteen consecutive months on the Bluegrass Music Profiles chart to date. The Gibson Brothers were on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited in April 2010. Bluegrass Music Profiles listed The Gibson Brothers with a Top 10 Single and Top 10 Album for thirteen consecutive months. Ring the Bell was nominated for Album of the Year, and the group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.
Leigh Gibson remembers, "We grew up in a little farm in upstate New York in the Adirondacks, and there wasn’t much to do other than play baseball and bluegrass music." The brothers were especially honored by the Gospel award, noting that their first performances as children were at their church.
Eric Gibson says, “We are thrilled and humbled by our awards and on a high heading into the studio for our second Compass recording. We would like to thank the IBMA, Compass Records, New Frontier Touring, bluegrass radio, promoters of live music, and the good people who come to our shows. What a great year it has been! We promise that we will try to keep it fresh and keep improving all the time. Thank you for this shot in the arm!”
The Gibson Brothers will be in the studio this month to begin work on the follow up to Ring the Bell, slated for release in 2011 on Compass Records.
Upcoming tour dates:
Friday, October 15 - The Kentucky Opry - Draffenville, KY
Friday, November 12 - Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME
Saturday, November 13 - Chocolate Church Arts Center - Bath, ME
Friday, December 3 - Pennyroyal Opera House - Fairview, OH
Saturday, December 4 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI