Sarah Harris Receives Nomination for IBMA Momentum Award – Vocalist

Sarah closeupSarah Harris, lead vocalist for Trinity River Band, has received an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award Nomination in the Performance, Vocalist category. Nominees were announced today through the bluegrass organization’s social media sites. The winners of the 2014 Momentum Awards will be presented with their awards at a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina, as part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, September 30-October 4.

Sarah’s impeccable vocals and charming personality have certainly gained her well-deserved attention in the bluegrass community. She can be heard on the band’s current album, BETTER THAN BLUE, where she also contributed her songwriting talents, penning “My Heart Will Find Its Way to You” and “Pure Poison.”

Trinity River Band is now on tour including their upcoming September 22 headlining performance at Willie’s Duck Jam 2014 with The Reactors and a special appearance by Willie Robertson. On September 25, they will perform at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival before heading to the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh. Fans can catch up with Sarah and the band at in the Raleigh Convention Center at the Orange Blossom Records and National Media Services booths during the convention.

Trinity River Band members include: Mike Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Lisa Harris (Bass, Harmony Vocals); Josh Harris (Banjo, Dobro, Lead & Harmony Vocals), Brianna Harris (Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals) and Sarah Harris (Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin).

2014-trinityriverband-cd-200wPlease visit TrinityRiverBand.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can purchase BETTER THAN BLUE at iTunes, Amazon, and more retail sites. Radio stations can download the music at AirPlaydirect.com.

More on the IBMA Momentum Awards

The Momentum Awards were instituted in 2012 to recognize both musicians and bluegrass industry professionals who, while in the early stages of their careers, have contributed to, or had an influence on, bluegrass music. These contributions can be to bluegrass music in general, or done in a specific part of the industry.

“One of the distinctive features of the bluegrass world is that the peak years of careers are often measured in decades, even as we welcome an abundance of new artists and industry professionals into the ranks,” said Jon Weisberger, IBMA Board chair. “So as our top artists and professionals continue to enjoy recognition from their peers through its annual awards, the IBMA’s Board of Directors saw a need to salute some of the best and brightest among those who are closer to the beginnings of their careers, and created the Momentum Awards–noteworthy for including not just singers, pickers and bands, but events or venues and professionals–as a vehicle for drawing attention to their achievements.”

The 2014 Momentum Awards are sponsored by AirPlay Direct, the Boston Bluegrass Union and the California Bluegrass Association.

IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.

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