2015 IBMA Winners

Inductees into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  Bill Keith and Larry Sparks

Entertainer of the Year:  The Earls of Leicester

Female Vocalist of the Year: Rhonda Vincent

Male Vocalist of the Year: Shawn Camp

Vocal Group of the Year:  Balsam Range

Instrumental Group of the Year: The Earls of Leicester

Song of the Year: “Moon Over Memphis,” Balsam Range

Album of the Year: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester, Jerry Douglas, producer

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year: “Who Will Sing for Me,” The Earls of Leicester

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year: “The Three Bells,” Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, Rob Ickes

Emerging Artist of the Year: Becky Buller

Recorded Event of the Year: “Southern Flavor,” Becky Buller, with Peter Rowan, Michael Feagan, Buddy Spicher, Ernie Sykes, Roland White, and Blake Williams

Banjo Player of the Year: Rob McCoury

Bass Player of the Year: Tim Surrett

Dobro Player of the Year: Jerry Douglas

Fiddle Player of the Year: Michael Cleveland

Guitar Player of the Year: Bryan Sutton

Mandolin Player of the Year:  Jesse Brock

Distinguished Achievement Award:  Alison Brown, Murphy Henry, International Bluegrass Music Museum, “Bashful Brother” Oswald Kirby, Steve Martin

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