Monday, October 3, 2011

An Award-Winning Song

I believe I have confessed before that I am not necessarily a bluegrass fan but I believe I have also always said that I like all sorts of music as long as it's good regardless of the genre and that includes bluegrass. As such, when I attended the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show with my cousin Amy this past Thursday in Nashville, I went into the Ryman Auditorium with an open mind and ears. After all, it was an awards show and that usually means there's some darned good talent taking to the stage to perform, right?

Let me just say that I was not at all disappointed and came away from the night having found another group to add to the very short list of bluegrass bands that I like (gee, does just one band constitute a list??)  Well ... truth be told, I may have come away with more than one group to add but I don't want my cousin Amy thinking she's got me sold on bluegrass just yet!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you a video from the group that I quite liked - Balsam Range - and the song that they performed at the IBMA Awards which I really wish there was a video of as it was most excellent (don't tell Amy but it gave me goosebumps listening to it).  The song is called "Trains I Missed" and unbeknownst to me when they sang it, it had been nominated for "Song of the Year" - had I been a fan or brought my glasses so I could read the program I would have known that but nope, I was clueless. Apparently I'm not the only one who really likes the song though, as it won its nomination which just goes to prove two things 1) I have an ear for good music and 2) so do the rest of the professional members of the IBMA who vote for the winners!

I hope you like it also and now if you'll excuse me, I need to go see if I can buy the download from iTunes and when you do the same after listening to the music, just remember it's "Trains I Missed" and not the title that the person who made the video used.


  1. Anonymous8:10 AM EDT

    I like that song. There's just something uplifting about Bluegrass. Glad you enjoyed the show. it was held in a very "hallowed" place.

  2. There has always been something in the pitch of bluegrass music that disturbs my ear. I wanted to like this song.

  3. I'm not big on bluegrass, but this is a nice song. Glad you had fun.

    Big hugs, honey...

  4. Funny, the group introduced the song as "The Trains I missed". srsly. hahahaha!


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