Tim White the host of the award winning public television concert series Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va.A has been nominated for the prestigious Broadcaster of the Year Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Nominees were announced earlier this month and White is among the top five finalists for the award to be given in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 26 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
White says, "I was also nominated in 2011 for the same award and it is certainly a tremendous honor. I am truly blessed to be part of this wonderful broadcast from the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia and this nomination is a direct reflection of how great our crew, staff, and volunteers are in producing our concert series."
Song of the Mountains is in their ninth year of tapings in Marion, Virginia and is currently on over 190 public television outlets across America. The public television concert series is produced by the Lincoln Theatre and UNC-TV based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
"I am also very honored to be nominated along with four other great broadcasters," states White. "To have my name on the same nomination list as these other veteran broadcasters is very humbling."
Song of the Mountains reaches millions of homes each week across the United States and features not only bluegrass music but also old time, Celtic, gospel and Americana forms of music. Over 350 bands have performed on Song of the Mountains in the past nine years.
"Our show on public television has taken the music that was created in our region around the world," says White. "I am proud of what we have been able to do for these wonderful musicians and also appreciate the trust and talents they have contributed to Song of the Mountains as well."
For information on Song of the Mountains please visit www.songofthemountains.org or call 276-783-6093.
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