Saturday June 3

Ballots are out for the annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, including Song of the Year.  There are 22 semifinalists, and in this round of voting, IBMA members will select the five finalists.  Don’t know all the songs?  Lee Michael Demsey makes it easy – he’s playing all the semifinalists on this week’s show.  They’re marked with a *.  He’ll also play new tunes from Dale Ann Bradley, Don Rigsby, the Henhouse Prowlers, Annie Staninec & Nick Hornbuckle and the Kody Norris Show.  Listen at 10 am eastern time on Saturday.

hour one
Seldom Scene – Hometown Blues
Nashville Bluegrass Band – Doghouse Blues
Dan Tyminski Band – Keep Your Eye on Kentucky
Rhonda Vincent – Kentucky Borderline
Henhouse Prowlers – Lead and Iron
The Kody Norris Show – Baltimore I’m Leaving
Andy Leftwich – Dalvay’s Reel
Mike Mitchell – Fly
Blue Highway – That Could Be You
* Appalachian Road Show – Ballad of Kidder Cole
* Sister Sadie – Well
* Tim Raybon Band – Can’t Get Away From This Broken Heart
* Darin and Brooke Aldridge – Grand Ole Circle
* Darren Nicholson – Arkansas Without You
* Dale Ann Bradley featuring JP Pennington- The Sun Is Going To Shine 
* Special Consensus – Alberta Bound
Annie Staninec & Nick Hornbuckle – Twin Sisters

hour two
J.D. Crowe & Kentucky Mountain Boys – Born To Be With You
Mike Barnett featuring Molly Tuttle – Born To Be With You
Bill Monroe – Blue Grass Ramble
Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford – How Did That Turn into My Problem
Phil Rosenthal – Hurricane
Kim Robins – Hurricane
The Rice Brothers – Buttons and Bows
Volume Five – Restless Heart and a Rambler’s Soul
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver – I’ll Take the Lonesome Every Time
Missy Armstrong – Buttons
Jeremy Stephens – Could I Knock On Your Door
Country Gentlemen – Walkin’ Down the Line
* Balsam Range – What the Years Do
* Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – Crooked Tree
* Daryl Mosley – Transistor Radio
* Ashby Frank – Midnight Highway
* Lonesome River Band – Heyday
* Kristy Cox and Marty Raybon – Kentucky’s Never Been This Far From Tennessee
* Authentic Unlimited – Before You Miss Me
Tammy Rogers and Thomm Jutz – I Surely Will Be Singing

hour three
Dale Ann Bradley – Kentucky Gold
Larry Sparks – The Scarlet Red Lines
Don Rigsby – Cold Ashes
The Kody Norris Show – Fiddler’s Rock
Jeremy Garrett – Baker’s Jam
Lost and Found – Giving Up on You
Doug Dillard Band – Heartbreak Hotel
Grascals – Mystery Train
Eddie Adcock & Talk Of the Town – Baby, Let’s Play House
* Rick Faris – The Power of Love
* Sister Sadie – Diane
* Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road – A Little Bit of Bluegrass
* Becky Buller – Millworker
* Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – Black and White
* Appalachian Road Show – Blue Ridge Mountain Baby
* Wildfire – Quiet Country Town
* Missy Raines & Allegheny featuring Danny Paisley – These Ole Blues
Alan Bibey – I’ll Be Alright Tomorrow

Saturday May 27

In the first hour of this Saturday morning’s Lee Michael Demsey Show, hear new music from Cory Walker with Sierra Ferrell, Daryl Mosley, East Nash Grass, the Lost & Found, and the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys.  Then, a regular feature on the last Saturday of each month, it’s the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey, a countdown of the top 30 songs in today’s bluegrass, this time covering the biggest songs of June of 2023 according to Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. It all starts at 10 eastern time here in Bluegrass Country.

hour one

Peter Rowan & the Rowan Brothers – Rye Whiskey
Tony Rice – This Morning at Nine
Kristy Cox and Marty Raybon – Kentucky’s Never Been This Far From Tennessee
Patrick McAvinue – Station Blues
Cory Walker featuring Sierra Ferrell – Tried To Ruin My Name
Daryl Mosley – Mayberry State of Mind
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick – Montana Cowboy
East Nash Grass – Magic City Grey
Benson – Riverside
Dan Tyminski Band- No Song to Sing
Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain – Seven Miles From Wichita
Special Consensus with Rob Ickes – Highway 95
Lost & Found – Your Old Standby
Bryan Sutton – Arkansas Traveler
Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – I Can’t Stand Me/Always Late (With Your Kisses)

hours two and three

Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey – the countdown of the top 30 bluegrass songs for June 2023 from the pages of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

Click here for the top 30