Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road Win Three National SPBGMA Awards
Nashville, Tenn. (February 10, 2015) -- Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road took home three awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association (SPBGMA)'s 41st Annual Bluegrass Awards on Sunday, February 8. The band received the SPBGMA's Song of the Year award for their hit, "That's Kentucky". Bandleader Lorraine Jordan was also named Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional).
Longtime Carolina Road banjo player, Ben Greene, was awarded Banjo Player of the Year. Mr. Greene has been a professional musician for over 43 years and has played with Carolina Road for eleven years.
"With so many great nominees, it is truly an honor to be recognized for doing something that we love," said Lorraine Jordan. "We are especially grateful to be able to celebrate the work of the late Dixie Hall, who was a co-writer on "That's Kentucky". Being able to make great music and share it with others is our dream, and we would like to sincerely thank our fans and SPBGMA for their support."
In 2014, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Bluegrass Today charts and also reached #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited national airplay chart with their hit "That's Kentucky" on Pinecastle Records, written by Tom T, Dixie Hall and Troy Engle.
Affectionately known as the "Lady of Tradition" in the bluegrass community, Lorraine Jordan grew up around bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina. She now resides in Garner, just outside of Raleigh. She has performed bluegrass music for over twenty years and formed Carolina Road in 1998. She continues to be the driving force behind Carolina Road's popularity and longevity as a consummate performer, songwriter and show organizer. Lorraine plays a "Monroe-style mandolin" and is known for her hard driving mandolin chop. She has two IBMA awards with the Daughters of Bluegrass, has been a finalist in the IBMA Songwriting Showcase was the 1st runner-up in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest and was named SPBGMA 2015 Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year.