AWARDS & NOMINATIONS


Rarely Herd National Awards


2003 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

*Grand Masters Gold Award*

(For being voted 'Entertaining Band of the Year' for 10 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment in SPBGMA history)


SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

1993, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, & '02

Entertaining Band of the Year


2000 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year

 
1998 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Masters Gold Award

(For being voted 'Entertaining Band of the Year' for 5 consecutive years)


1997 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year


1996 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Bluegrass Band of the Year, Overall


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Rarely Herd Regional and Special Awards


1998 - Bluegrass Now Magazine's National Fan's Choice Awards votes The Rarely Herd 'Entertaining Band of the Year'


1998 - Proclamation in Jacksonville, Ohio naming September 6th 'Rarely Herd Day'


1998 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Hardin - Entertainer of the Year


1997 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year


1996 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Hardin - Entertainer of the Year

Jeff Hardin ' Fiddle Player of the Year

Jim Stack ' Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year


1995 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Hardin - Entertainer of the Year

Jim Stack ' Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Jim Stack ' Guitar Player of the Year

Alan Stack ' Fiddle Player of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year


1995 - The Athens News names The Rarely Herd 'Best Local Band'


SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS


1992, '93, and '94

Entertaining Band of the Year


1994 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year

Album of the Year ' 'Heartbreak City'

Jeff Hardin - Fiddle Player of the Year

Jim Stack ' Guitar Player of the Year


1994 ' Ohio/West Virginia/Kentucky Fan Appreciation Award


1993 - Named one of 'Top 3 Best New Bands in 1993' by the British Bluegrass News


1993 - 'Midnight Loneliness' named Pinecastle Records 'Top-Selling Album of 1993'


1993 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year

Jim Stack ' Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Calvin Leport ' Banjo Player of the Year

Alan Stack ' Fiddle Player of the Year


1992 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Weaver




Rarely Herd Award Nominations


GMA 'DOVE' AWARDS


1998 GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION "DOVE" AWARDS

Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year ' 'What About Him''



IBMA INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS


1997 IBMA INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Gospel Recording of the Year - "What About Him'"

Emerging Artists of the Year


1994 IBMA INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Emerging Artists of the Year



SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS


2004 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Vocal Group of the Year

Jim Stack ' Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Jeff Weaver ' Entertainer of the Year


2003 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver


2002 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year ' Jim Stack


2001 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Weaver


1999 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year ' Jim Stack


1998 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Weaver


1997 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Bluegrass Band of the Year, Overall

Album of the Year ' 'Pure Homemade Love'


1996 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver


1995 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver


1994 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver


1993 SPBGMA NATIONAL BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver



SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS


2003 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Hardin


2002 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Hardin


2001 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Hardin


2000 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Weaver

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Hardin

Fiddle Player of the Year ' Jeff Hardin

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year ' Jim Stack


1998 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Weaver

Fiddle Player of the Year ' Jeff Hardin

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Entertaining Band of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year


1997 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertainer of the Year ' Jeff Hardin

Songwriter of the Year ' Jeff Weaver

Fiddle Player of the Year ' Jeff Hardin

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year ' Jim Stack

Entertaining Band of the Year

Instrumental Band of the Year


1996 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Album of the Year ' 'Pure Homemade Love'

Entertaining Band of the Year

Contemporary Band of the Year

Instrumental Band of the Year

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver

Songwriter of the Year ' Jeff Weaver

Guitar Player of the Year - Jim Stack

Fiddle Player of the Year ' Alan Stack


1995 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Entertaining Band of the Year

Contemporary Band of the Year

Instrumental Band of the Year

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Weaver

Songwriter of the Year ' Jeff Weaver

Banjo Player of the Year ' Calvin Leport

Dobro Player of the Year - Dan Brooks

Fiddle Player of the Year - Jeff Hardin

Mandolin Player of the Year - Alan Stack


1994 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Contemporary Band of the Year

Instrumental Band of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Entertainer of the Year - Jeff Hardin

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year ' Jim Stack

Songwriter of the Year - Jeff Weaver

Dobro Player of the Year - Dan Brooks

Banjo Player of the Year - Calvin Leport

Mandolin Player of the Year - Alan Stack

Fiddle Player of the Year - Alan Stack


1993 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Contemporary Band of the Year

Instrumental Band of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Album of the Year - "Midnight Loneliness"

Songwriter of the Year - Jeff Weaver

Dobro Player of the Year - Dan Brooks

Guitar Player of the Year - Jim Stack

Mandolin Player of the Year - Alan Stack


1992 SPBGMA MIDWEST BLUEGRASS AWARDS

Bluegrass Band of the Year, Overall

Vocal Group of the Year

Contemporary Band of the Year

Album of the Year - "Midnight Loneliness"

Songwriter of the Year - Jeff Weaver

Dobro Player of the Year - Dan Brooks

Banjo Player of the Year - Calvin Leport

Fiddle Player of the Year - Alan Stack

Contemporary Male Vocalist - Jim Stack




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Publications featuring The Rarely Herd


Ohio Magazine


July, 2003


The Athens News


February 17th, 2003


Bluegrass Now Magazine


July/August 1995


Country Heritage Magazine


(Article on Dan Brooks)


November/December 1994


Southeast Ohio Magazine


Winter 1994


Banjo Newsletter


(Article on Calvin Leport)


June 1994


Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine


February 1994


SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News


Summer 1993


Branson's Country Review


May/June 1993