International Bluegrass Music Awards

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International Bluegrass Music Awards
Awarded forAchievements in Bluegrass music
Presented byIBMA
First awarded1990
Websiteofficial website

The International Bluegrass Music Awards is an award show for Bluegrass Music presented by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Awards are voted based on professional membership in the IBMA.[1]

Award winners[edit]

2015 award winners[edit]

Actor Steve Martin (pictured above in 2010) presented with a distinguished achievement award at the 2015 award show.

The 2015 award show was held on October 1, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2] Actor and banjo player Steve Martin was presented with a distinguished achievement award by the IBMA.[2] There show included induction of both Bill Keith and Larry Sparks into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.[3]

  • Entertainer of the Year - The Earls of Leicester
  • Vocal Group of the Year - Balsam Range
  • Instrumental Group of the Year - The Earls of Leicester
  • Song of the Year - Balsam Range (Moon Over Memphis)
  • Album of the Year - The Earls of Leicester (The Earls of Leicester)
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - The Earls of Leicester (Who Will Sing for Me)
  • Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, Rob Ickes (The Three Bells)
  • Recorded Event of the Year - Becky Buller (Southern Flavor)
  • Emerging Artist of the Year - Becky Buller
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Shawn Camp
  • Female Vocalist of the Year - Rhonda Vincent
  • Instrumental Performers of the Year -

2014 award winners[edit]

Members of The Seldom Scene playing at the Rivercity Bluegrass Festival in 2008. The group was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards.

The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards were held at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, North Carolina[4] Performances at the show included Neil Rosenberge and Seldom Scene, both of whom were also inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the show.[5] The show was hosted by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas, winner of more than two dozen previous ABMA awards.[5] The show streamed live from the IBMA website as well as broadcast live on Bluegrass Junction.[5] It also aired in Spring 2015 on American Public Television's Music City Roots television series.[6]

  • Entertainer of the Year - Balsam Range
  • Vocal Group of the Year - Balsam Range
  • Instrumental Group of the Year - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • Song of the Year - Claire Lynch (Dear Sister)
  • Album of the Year - Noam Pikelny (Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe)
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - Dailey & Vincent (Won't It Be Wonderful There)
  • Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - The Special Consensus (Thank God I'm a Country Boy)
  • Recorded Event of the Year - The Special Consensus with Claire Lynch and Rob Ickes (Wild Mountain Skies)
  • Emerging Artist of the Year - Flatt Lonesome
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Buddy Melton
  • Female Vocalist of the Year - Amanda Smith
  • Instrumental Performers of the Year - Noam Pikelny (Banjo), Barry Bales (Bass), Jason Carter (Fiddle), Phil Leadbetter (Dobro), Bryan Sutton (Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin)

2013 award winners[edit]

2013 Hall of Fame inductees The Gibson Brothers performing at MerleFest in 2010.

The awards were held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first time the show was hosted by the city.[7] The show moved from Nashville, Tennessee to separate itself from country music.[8] The Gibson Brothers had the most nominations individually and as a group, winning Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (Eric Gibson).[9] During the show, Paul Warren and Tony Rice were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.[8][9]

  • Entertainer of the Year - The Gibson Brothers
  • Vocal Group of the Year - The Gibson Brothers
  • Instrumental Group of the Year - The Boxcars
  • Song of the Year - The Gibson Brothers (They Called It Music)
  • Album of the Year - Balsam Range (Papertown)
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - Marty Rayborn (Beulah Land)
  • Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - Tom Adams, Ron Block, J.D. Crowe, Charlie Cushman, Kenny Ingram, Jim Mills, Joe Mullins, Larry Perkins, Craig Smith, Ron Stewart, David Talbot & Tony Trischka (Foggy Mountain Rock)
  • Recorded Event of the Year - Terry Baucom (What'll I Do)
  • Emerging Artist of the Year - Della Mae
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Junior Sisk
  • Female Vocalist of the Year - Claire Lynch
  • Instrumental Performers of the Year - Mike Munford (Banjo), Barry Bales (Bass), Jason Carter (Fiddle), Dobro (Rob Ickes), Bryan Sutton (Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin)

1999 Winners[edit]

  • Entertainer of the year - Del McCoury Band
  • Fiddle player of the year - Randy Howard[10]
  • Mandolin player of the year - Ronnie McCoury[10]
  • Vocal group of the year - IIIrd Tyme Out

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (14 August 2013). "Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Steve Martin to Be Honored at International Bluegrass Music Awards". Billboard. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  3. ^ Lawless, John (2 October 2015). "2015 IBMA Award winners". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ Lawless, John (2 October 2014). "2014 IBMA Award Winners". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "The Boxcars Lead 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees". Rolling Stone. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ Lawless, John (29 October 2014). "IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  7. ^ "The Gibson Brothes win top Bluegrass Award again". The Telgraph. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b Beasley, Sandra (14 February 2014). "Tony Rice, Guitar Hero". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  9. ^ a b Cherry, Bob (27 September 2013). "International Bluegrass Awards Honor The Gibson Brothers and More". Cybergrass. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  10. ^ a b Bluegrass Awards Crown McCory, Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 October 1999). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 30–. ISSN 0006-2510.

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