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We are proud to announce DETOUR is eligible in the following categories for 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. If you are a voting member, we thank you for considering DETOUR when voting.

detour-albumcover200Album of the Year – A Better Place
Song of the Year – Quarterline Road
Emerging Artist of the Year – Detour
Female Vocalist of the Year – Melissa “Missy” Armstrong

A BETTER PLACE for ALBUM OF THE YEAR consideration
– 8 Months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart
– 3 Songs to Chart on Bluegrass Today Top 20 since June 2012: Quarterline Road, Lovin’ Liza Jane, Everything is Nothing as it Seems
– 9 months on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums chart
– Bluegrass Today’s Top Favorite Albums of 2012 by David Morris
– Prescription Bluegrass Top 15 Albums of 2012
– Roots Music Report Top 100 Bluegrass Albums 2012
– Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass
– Roots Music Report Michigan #1 for most weeks since release

Quarterline Road for your SONG OF THE YEAR consideration
– #1 twice on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart
– #2 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Chart
– #4 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Monthly Chart
–  #3 of Bluegrass Express Top 20 Songs for 2012
– Numerous times near the top of Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks

MISSY ARMSTRONG for FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and DETOUR for EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR consideration…

A year ago DETOUR was not that well known in the bluegrass world. With the release of their current album A BETTER PLACE on June 1, 2012 all of that changed.  Airplay, charting, recording contract offers, signing with Roe Entertainment for representation and Hope River Entertainment for album support have all added up to a whirlwind year.  “We never imagined that an unknown band on an independent label with a self-produced album would have gotten the kind of attention we have.” said Jeff Rose Detour band leader and songwriter.  It is very humbling indeed.”

“Every once in a while that perfect combination of people come together to form a musical union unequaled anywhere. Stephane Grappelli and Django Rheinhardt, Les Paul and Mary Ford, the Beatles and now Missy Armstrong and Detour. When Missy joined the already formed band, it was like closing the switch and making the connection on an electrical circuit.  She made the band’s sound complete.  Missy’s delivers her vocals with true emotion that only comes from a natural gift.” – Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass

“Last August, walking from the parking lot toward the stage at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, I heard a voice that stopped me in my tracks. It belonged to Missy Armstrong (Detour), who I think is destined to start showing up among the nominees for IBMA female vocalist of the year. I picked up the CD that day in the merchandise tent and it’s been in regular rotation ever since. Jeff Rose is a talented songwriter, the band is tight and the project is top-shelf.” – David Morris, Bluegrass Today

“What Detour is doing requires a specific kind of musical virtuosity, and it has it in spades.”
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