2010 SPBGMA winners

Last night (2/8) saw the 2010 awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) handed out in Nashville. Unfortunately, the awards show was in competition with the Super Bowl broadcast, and a large political event in town, both of which sucked up all the media coverage that might have gone to this function.

SPBGMA is notoriously slow in sending out information on their awards show, and we have been struggling this morning to get official results. Perhaps the best bet is to pass along what we have been able to find out, with periodic updates throughout the day.

SPBGMA hands out these awards to instrumentalists, vocalists, bands, writers, festivals and radio hosts with many of the awards segmented into traditional and contemporary categories.

  • Contemporary female vocalist: Rhonda Vincent
  • Traditional female vocalist: Alecia Nugent
  • Traditional male vocalist: James King
  • Contemporary male vocalist: Jamie Daley
  • Entertaining group: Nothin’ Fancy
  • Gospel group contemporary: Dailey & Vincent
  • Gospel group traditional: Paul William & Victory Trio
  • Instrumental group: The Bluegrass Brothers
  • Vocal group: Dailey & Vincent
  • Entertainer: Rhonda Vincent
  • Group: Grascals
  • Banjo player: Aaron McDaris
  • Mandolin player: Alan Bibey
  • Fiddle player: Hunter Berry
  • Guitar player: Josh Williams
  • Dobro player: Tim Graves
  • Bass player: Darin Vincent
  • Album: Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
  • Song: Amanda Lynn, Lou Reid & Carolina
  • Songwriter: Tom T. & Dixie Hall
  • Radio station: WDVX
  • Radio host: Brenda Lawson
  • Festival promoter: Bertie Sullivan

Congratulations to all the winners! More details as we find them…

UPDATE 2/9: We have gotten the list of winners from SPBGMA, along with a mea culpa and plea for patience from Suzanne Elmore. They have been hit by the same winter weather that has paralyzed much of the east coast of the USA.

“I am so sorry the speed of delivery of the results has been slow. I have definitely heard about it. We are a volunteer organization, with a volunteer webmaster with no power and 8 inches of snow.

Forgive us, we are not instantaneously electronic. I am working with all sincerity to get these posted.”

All winners are now listed above. Results of the band contest are:

  • 1st: The Harpers
  • 2nd: No One You Know
  • 3rd: Hagar’s Mountain Boys
  • 4th: Crosswinds Bluegrass
  • 5th: Blue Canyon Boys
  • 6th: Mountain Faith
  • 7th: Justice Family Bluegrass Band
  • 8th: Sweet Potato Pie
  • 9th: Lonesome Meadow
  • 10th: Church Street Blues

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • mjoyceweng

    Interesting that comments that were here just a few days ago have disappeared.

  • Yeah, where did the comments go?
    Was it a glitch or did someone get upset and asked for comments to be pulled?
    Hmmm…..

  • mjoyceweng

    Congrads, to all the winners.

    I would like to discuss the band competion that took place prior to the awards. A band from WV, named NO ONE YOU KNOW, was in second place in round one, first place in round two, and performed a great third round. The awards where announced and a band who had been in eighth place after round two ended up winning.
    The MC (remain unnamed) was family to this band and plugged them every chance he was given from the stage intro’s.
    How could an eighth place band gain that many points in one set?
    I am disappointed in SPBGMA for allowing this to occur and I know that many share these feelings.
    SHAME ON YOU !!!!

    I do wish the winning band my best, as I believe in do unto others as you would have them do unto you.