The Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts continues its 30th Birthday Season for 2013-2014 with THE GIBSON BROTHERS on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., presenting bluegrass music’s hottest new group. The program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Gibson Brothers took home the Entertainers of the Year for a second straight year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in September, 2013 as well as three other group and individual trophies. Eric Gibson was named Songwriter of the Year and the New York-based quintet also won Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for "They Called it Music," written by Gibson and Joe Newberry. The song is #1 on the October 2013 Bluegrass Unlimited Song and Album Charts. The Gibson Brothers also were the top winners at last year's Bluegrass Awards.
This follows their first win in 2012 as Entertainers of the Year Award and the 2012 Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year award for “Singing As We Rise.” The Gibson Brothers are widely recognized as the finest brother duet in bluegrass music today, evidenced by their being named IBMA’s 2011 Vocal Group of the Year. It was the first time a brother duet won that award.
In a 2012 Washington Post interview, Del McCoury said “…when I hear someone like The Gibson Brothers, I know it’s them from the first note. They have that little thing in their voices that no one else…” And from Bluegrass Unlimited: "The brothers and the band have it all -- lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities and great original material." That's the buzz. Here are the facts: 2013 IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year ("They Called It Music") and Songwriter of the Year (Eric Gibson). 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance for "Singing As We Rise;" 2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Help My Brother, also named 2011 Album of the year by PopMatters; and, 2010 IBMA Awards for Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for "Ring the Bell."