Bluegrass music’s finest were honoured this week at the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.
The Earls of Leicester swept with four wins: Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Add to that Earls of Leicester member Jerry Douglas’ win for Dobro Player of the Year and Earls member Shawn Camp’s Male Vocalist of the Year win; a good night indeed for the five-piece band.
North Carolina’s own Balsam Range took home Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year for “Moon Over Memphis” and the group’s Tim Surrett earned Bass Player of the Year. Bill Keith and Larry Sparks were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
A full list of awards presented can be seen on this link.