IBMA Announces 2022 Industry Award Recipients
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Industry Awards, awarded today as part of this week’s IBMA World of Bluegrass.
The 2022 IBMA Industry Awards, sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association, recognize outstanding work in categories including Broadcaster of the Year, Event of the Year, Graphic Designer of the Year, Liner Notes of the Year, Writer of the Year, Sound Engineer of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.
The 2022 Industry Awards recipients:
|Broadcaster of the Year:||Chris Jones, SiriusXM|
|Event of the Year||Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, Ohio|
|Graphic Designer of the Year||Grace van’t Hof|
|Liner Notes of the Year||Ted Olson, Doc Watson – Life’s Work: A Retrospective|
|Writer of the Year||Akira Otsuka|
|Sound Engineer of the Year||Steve Chandler|
|Songwriter of the Year||Ronnie Bowman|
During the Awards show, several organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to bluegrass music received the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award: flatpicking innovator Dan Crary, cutting-edge roots music organization FreshGrass Foundation, revered banjo creator and musician Steve Huber, the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the landmark, Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, and online education leaders Peghead Nation.
IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association is the non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrass professionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrass community worldwide.