Nashville, TN--The International Bluegrass Music Association held its annual press conference announcing awards nominees at the Loveless Barn on Wednesday, August 17th. It was announced that Sierra Hull & Highway 111 are nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year. Sierra is also nominated for Mandolin Player of the Year. Sierra says, "The guys and I are honored to be selected, along with our friends and peers, for these distinguished awards." The band will be participating in several events at IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference, and Fan Fest where they perform on the Main Stage on Saturday, October 1. For more on the IBMA Awards recipients, click here.