Del McCoury steps it up in 18th annual IBMA Awards nominations

Del McCoury may have more International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year awards than anyone else, but he's not resting on his laurels.  He helped announce the nominations for the 18th IBMA Awards, and his name came up 11 – yes, eleven – times.

McCoury was nominated seven times with his Del McCoury Band, and he received four other nominations as a record label executive.

The awards show will be hosted by mandolin player Sam Bush on October 4 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.  To see a full list of McCoury's nominations (as well as the rest of the field), visit