2016 IBMA Awards

by | 7 Oct, 2016 | 2 comments

The IBMA Awards were announced this week with the awards going to:IBMA Awards

Banjo Player of the Year: Charlie Cushman

Bass Player of the Year: Barry Bales

Dobro Player of the Year: Jerry Douglas

Fiddle Player of the Year: Becky Buller

Guitar Player of the Year: Bryan Sutton

Mandolin Player of the Year:  Sierra Hull

Emerging Artist of the Year: Mountain Faith

A full list of awards can be seen on our IBMA Awards page.


  1. Paul Abrahams

    No surprise to see Barry Bales as Bass Player of the year. After taking up the upright 2 years ago and getting in amongst the bluegrass scene here in Sydney I quickly recognised Barry Bales as a class player. I find Alison Krauss and Union Station to be an inspiration in the quality music they produce and play live. Jerry Douglas in this list too amplifies their strength. Nice site Greg

    • Greg McGrath

      Thanks Paul. I agree totally. He is one of the best around. As an IBMA member I got to vote for him too. Even more satisfying.