Rounder recording is celebrating its artists winning five awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) at last night’s 23rd Annual awards show held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Blue Highway received Vocal Group of the Year – an award they were honored to win after being together as a group for over 17 years. Band member Rob Ickes received his 14th win for Dobro Player of the Year, which is the most a single instrumentalist has won in the history of the IBMA awards. Rounder founder Marian Leighton Levy picked up an award for Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project for her work on the album Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection, while The Steep Canyon Rangers were thrilled to see their friends at Bedrock Manufacturing win Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project for the band’s new album, Nobody Knows You. Bassist Marshall Wilborn also received his 4th Bass Player of the Year award for his work with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper.
Rounder IBMA Award Recipients:
- Blue Highway – Vocal Group of the Year and their Dobro player Rob Ickes takes out Dobro Player of the Year
- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper’s Marshall Wilborn picks up Bass Player of the Year
- Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project by Marian Leighton Levy for Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection
- Steep Canyon Rangers album takes out Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project – Bedrock Manufacturing for Nobody Knows You