Mark Newton & Steve Thomas have received significant chart success over the last year with their Pinecastle Records album REBORN and their single “Old McDonald Sold the Farm.” They are now receiving recognition by their fellow International Bluegrass Music Association voting members as they appear in numerous categories on the IBMA 2nd ballot.
– Instrumental Group of the Year. – Newton & Thomas
– Song of the Year for “Old McDonald Sold the Farm”
– Album of the Year for REBORN by Newton & Thomas
– Male Vocalist of the Year – Mark Newton
– Guitar Player of the Year – Mark Newton and Steve Thomas
– FiddlePlayer of the Year – Steve Thomas
– Mandolin of the Year – Steve Thomas
“Old McDonald Sold The Farm was all over several bluegrass radio charts last year reaching #1 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Song Charts several times. Pinecastle Records released a music video for the song. The video was filmed by Bell-Jarboe Films in the Leipers Fork area at Boyd Mill Farms and Blazer Hill Farms in Franklin, TN . This lively and timely tune was written by Kenny Boudreau, Darryl Landry, and Ryan Roberts.