Sam Bush to Get National Award from Kentucky!

Image635723656512302753Sam Bush will be among nine noted Kentuckians receiving special recognition from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Sam will be honored with the 2015 National Governor's Award in the Arts.  No date has been set yet for the presentation.

Bowling Green native and multiple Grammy Award winner Sam Bush has energized audiences and inspired generations of acoustic musicians by pushing the boundaries of traditional bluegrass to create an exciting blend of bluegrass, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and soul.

As a toddler, he was exposed to his father’s own bluegrass collection, and by age 11 he took up the instrument that he has been identified with for his more than five decade career – the mandolin.

Bush’s musicianship at what has since been called “Newgrass” has led to collaborations with other big name artists like Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson. He demonstrates as much mastery of live venues as he does recording studios, and is a frequent artist at well-known venues like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado,  Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and the Lonesome Pine Special Concert Series in Louisville.

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