In 2017 The Gibson Brothers have been nominated for 6 music awards; Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year (In The Ground), Male Vocalist of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. They were voted 2012 & 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards Show in Raleigh, N.C. In 2013 they also won the Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year ("They Called It Music") and Eric was named the Songwriter of the Year. In 2012 they also won the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year Award for "Singing As We Rise." In 2011 their 10th album "Help My Brother" won the prestigious IBMA Album of the year Awardand they were named the IBMA Vocal Group of the year. "Help My Brother held the #1 position on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album chart for 8 months, and it was still charting on the BU Top 30 more than a year after its release.
In July 2014 they signed with Rounder Records, and their first release on that label, "Brotherhood," is an homage to the brother duos that have inspired them since childhood. They chose fifteen songs from country, bluegrass and early rock 'n' roll brother acts including some who will be familiar to most listeners, such as Phil & Don Everly, Charlie & Ira Louvin, Jim & Jesse McReynolds and Carter& Ralph Stanley, and some lesser-known acts, including the Blue Sky Boys, the Church Brothers and the York Brothers.
"To say they've got the classic brother duet thing down is an understatement; they own it. - Michael Eck, No Depression
"Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend and instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste." - Steve Leftridge-PopMatters