Alison Krauss tops bluegrass awards nominees; nominations also go to pop stars

Thursday, August 15th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Alison Krauss, who picked up two Grammys earlier this year, was honored with seven nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association on Thursday.

The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Sting and Elton John on its list.

The nominations were announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum by bluegrass musicians Sam Bush and Dale Ann Bradley.

Krauss and her band, Union Station, were nominated for the top award of best entertainer, best song for ``The Lucky One'' and in other categories.

The other best entertainer nominees were Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.

Krauss also was nominated as best female vocalist, along with Dale Ann Bradley, Patty Loveless, Lynn Morris and Vincent.

John and Sting were nominated for their work on ``Earl Scruggs & Friends'' by banjo great Earl Scruggs. The album, nominated for best recorded event, included Sting, John, Melissa Etheridge, Johnny Cash, Billy Bob Thornton and others.

Winners will be announced at the International Bluegrass Music Awards show on Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky. The 2,500 members of the IBMA nominate and select the winners.