New Ulm father and son bluegrass musicians Dick and Ian Kimmel have been nominated for 2014 bluegrass music awards. The nominations are for the Society for the Preservation of the Bluegrass Music of America 2014 Midwest Bluegrass Awards. Dick Kimmel was nominated for Entertainer of the Year. He has performed and recorded bluegrass music for more than 50 years. Seventeen-year-old, Ian Kimmel was nominated for Mandolin Performer of the Year. He performs with the group Barton’s Hollow in addition to his father’s band Dick Kimmel and Company. The 40th Annual Bluegrass Music Awards Convention will be held in Jefferson City, Missouri, beginning January 10th.