IBMA 2022 Industry Award Recipients

by | 30 Sep, 2022

2022 World of Bluegrass

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 YearIndustrial Strength Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, Ohio
Graphic Designer of the YearGrace van’t Hof
Liner Notes of the YearTed Olson, Doc Watson – Life’s Work: A Retrospective
Writer of the YearAkira Otsuka
Sound Engineer of the YearSteve Chandler
Songwriter of the YearRonnie 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.