The results ofthe IBMA Awards ceremony have been posted following the IBMA World of Bluegrass event ain North Carolina this past month. Some of the results are listed below.
The IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards are determined by three rounds of voting by current IBMA professional members. Each awards category has its own criteria and guidelines clarifying who the recipients are.
- Entertainer of the Year: Billy Strings
- Vocal Group of the Year: Authentic Unlimited
- Instrumental Group of the Year: The Travelin’ McCourys
- New Artist of the Year: Authentic Unlimited
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Greg Blake
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Molly Tuttle
- Song of the Year: Crooked Tree, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (artist), Molly Tuttle/ Melody Walker (songwriters)
- Album of the Year: Crooked Tree, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
- Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year: The Scarlet Red Lines, Larry Sparks
- Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year: Kissimmee Kid, Jason Carter
- Collaborative Recording of the Year: Alberta Bound, Special Consensus with Patrick Sauber, Ray Legere, John Reischman, Trisha Gagnon, Claire Lynch, Pharis & Jason Romero
Player Of the Year Awards:
- Banjo Player of the Year: Kristin Scott Benson
- Bass Player of the Year: Vickie Vaughn
- Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year: Justin Moses
- Fiddle Player of the Year: Jason Carter
- Guitar Player of the Year: Trey Hensley
- Mandolin Player of the Year: Sierra Hull
For a full list of award categories and receipients please visit our IBMA Awards History page.