Mint Hill’s Moody Brothers Receive Dove Award Nomination

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George Hamilton IV with Dave Moody in the studio. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMCom.org

The Moody Brothers, long time Mint Hill residents, were nominated for a Dove award for work they did on a song performed by George Hamilton IV. The song, I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap, is a nominee for the 2011 GMA Dove Awards Bluegrass Song of the Year. Hamilton had some stellar backup musicians on the record including bluegrass legend Del McCoury. The track is from the critically acclaimed duets album by Hamilton and produced in Ireland and Nashville by Colin Elliott and Dave Moody.

Much of the album’s basic tracks were first recorded in Ireland, with many of the guest artists recording their vocals at Kingswood Studios in Nashville.  The nominated track features Hamilton and McCoury’s duet vocals, with producer Moody on acoustic guitar, bass and mandolin, along with his brother Trent Moody on twin fiddles.   The album was then compiled and completed in Ireland by Elliott before being released in the US by Lamon and in Ireland by Elliott’s label.

The 2011 Dove Awards will be held at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 20th, 2011, marking the first time the Awards will be held outside the state of Tennessee. The show will broadcast on the Gospel Music Channel on Easter Sunday.  For a complete list of this year’s nominees, visit the Gospel Music Association.

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Mint Hill Arts is calling for photographers

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An orchid at the Stowe Botanical Garden.

Mint Hill Arts’ intake for its annual photography show is open to everyone and will take place this Friday, February 4, from 4-6 pm and Saturday, February 5, from 10 am to 12 pm in the gallery. Here’s the details:

ll members and non-members are invited to enter up to six (6) pieces. All photographs using conventional or ‘unconventional’ photography techniques, computer generated images and computer enhanced images will be accepted. There are no size restrictions. If it fits through the door, we will display it! Continue reading

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Fiddlin’ Dwight Moody to perform live on radio this weekend

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Moody stands in front of his trusty Jeep last year in Mint Hill. He still travels thousands of miles a year to perform.

If you missed long-time Mint Hill area resident Dwight Moody at the Armed Forces Museum and Archive of the Carolinas show last weekend in Indian Trail, you have another opportunity to hear the master bluegrass fiddler showcase his talents. This weekend, The North Carolina Fiddler & Friends will be live, on WSVS-Am, 800 in Crewe , Virginia. Moody will play Saturday February 5, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 pm. He will be on the “Noonday Hoedown Show” with Mel Payne. You can go to www.wsvsam.com and follow the link to listen to the show.

The Mint Hill Times interviewed Moody last year about his many decades-long career in music. After the break, read the interview in its entirety. Continue reading

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