2014 IBMA Award nominees

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

ibma_awardsThe nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced this evening in Nashville.

Awards will be presented on October 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. Awards Show tickets are available online.

Here are the nominees and recipients as provided by the IBMA:

2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

  • The Original Seldom Scene
  • Neil Rosenberg

2014 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Deering Banjo Company
  • The Delmore Brothers
  • European Bluegrass Music Association
  • Hillbilly at Harvard
  • Bill Keith

2014 International Bluegrass Music Award Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Balsam Range
  • Blue Highway
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • The Gibson Brothers
  • The Del McCoury Band

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Balsam Range
  • Blue Highway
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • The Gibson Brothers
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Balsam Range
  • Blue Highway
  • The Boxcars
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Dear Sister,” Claire Lynch, written by Claire Lynch and Louisa Branscomb
  • Grandpa’s Way of Life, The Spinney Brothers, written by Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman
  • “It’s Just A Road,” The Boxcars, written by William Keith Garrett
  • The Game,” Blue Highway, written by Shawn Lane and Barry Bales
  • You Took All The Ramblin’ Out of Me, The Boxcars, written by Jerry Hubbard

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Hall Of Fame Bluegrass, Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, produced by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, Rebel Records
  • It’s Just A Road, The Boxcars, produced by The Boxcars, Mountain Home
  • Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny, produced by Gabe Witcher, Compass Records
  • Streets Of Baltimore, The Del McCoury Band, produced by Del McCoury, McCoury Music
  • The GameBlue Highway, produced by Blue Highway, Rounder Records.

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • “Love Does,” Darin and Brooke Aldridge, from Flying, written by Jamie Johnson, Suzanne M. Johnson and Jenee Fleenor, produced by Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Organic Records
  • “The Day We Learn To Fly,” Volume Five, from The Day We Learn To Fly, written by Stacy Richardson and Leroy Drumm, produced by Volume Five, Mountain Fever Records
  • Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus,” Donna Ulisse, from I Am A Child Of God, written by Hazel Marie Houser, produced by Bryan Sutton and Donna Ulisse, Hadley Music Group
  • When Sorrows Encompass Me Around,” The Boxcars, from It’s Just A Road, written by Paul Edgar Johnson, produced by The Boxcars, Mountain Home
  • Won’t It Be Wonderful There,” Dailey & Vincent, from Brothers Of The Highway, written by Mildred Styles Johnson, produced by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, Rounder Records

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Five Miles to Milan,” The Grascals, from When I Get My Pay, written by Danny Roberts, produced by The Grascals, Mountain Home
  • Graveyard Fields,” Steep Canyon Rangers, from Tell The Ones I Love, written by Mike Guggino, produced by Larry Campbell, Rounder Records
  • Johnny Don’t Get Drunk,” Adam Steffey, from New Primitive, Public Domain, produced by Adam Steffey, Organic Records
  • “Skillet Head Derailed,” The Boxcars, from It’s Just A Road, written by Ron Stewart, produced by The Boxcars, Mountain Home
  • “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” Special Consensus with Buddy Spicher, Michael Cleveland and Alison Brown, from Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, written by John Martin Sommers, Compass Records

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • American Pickers,” The Grascals with Dierks Bentley, produced by The Grascals, Pinecastle
  • Keepin’ It Between the Lines (Old School),” Peter Rowan with Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury and Del McCoury, produced by Alison Brown, Compass Records
  • “Martha White, Lester & Earl,” Terry Baucom with Marty Raybon & Buddy Melton, produced by Terry and Cindy Baucom, John Boy and Billy Records
  • “Wild Montana Skies,” Special Consensus with Claire Lynch and Rob Ickes, produced by Alison Brown, Compass Records
  •  “Wild Mountain Honey” Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, produced by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, Rebel Records

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Detour
  • Flatt Lonesome
  • The Spinney Brothers
  • Town Mountain
  • Volume Five

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Del McCoury
  • Buddy Melton
  • Tim O’Brien
  • Frank Solivan
  • Dan Tyminski

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dale Ann Bradley
  • Alison Krauss
  • Claire Lynch
  • Amanda Smith
  • Rhonda Vincent

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

BANJO

  • Jens Kruger
  • Mike Munford
  • Noam Pikelny
  • Sammy Shelor
  • Ron Stewart

BASS

  • Barry Bales
  • Mike Bub
  • Missy Raines
  • Mark Schatz
  • Darin Vincent

FIDDLE

  • Jason Carter
  • Michael Cleveland
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Bobby Hicks
  • Ron Stewart

DOBRO

  • Jerry Douglas
  • Andy Hall
  • Rob Ickes
  • Randy Kohrs
  • Phil Leadbetter

GUITAR

  • Tony Rice
  • James Alan Shelton
  • Kenny Smith
  • Tim Stafford
  • Bryan Sutton

MANDOLIN

  • Sam Bush
  • Sierra Hull
  • Frank Solivan
  • Adam Steffey
  • Chris Thile

2014 International Bluegrass Music  Special Award Nominations

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

  • Kyle Cantrell, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
  • Steve Fisher, Bluegrass Sessions at Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary, AB, Canada)
  • Chris Jones, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
  • Al Weekly, KRVN; musicchartsmagazine.com
  • Tim White, Song of the Mountains, PBS

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, Farmers Branch, Texas
  • Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, Tennessee
  • FreshGrass 2013, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival 2013, Tunbridge, Vermont
  • Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival 2013, Richmond, Minnesota

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT

  • Lou Everhart (designer), Lonely Comes Easy, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Rebel Records
  • Josh Gibson, Keesha Dickel (designers), No More Rain, The Steel Wheels
  • Josh Gibson, Dough Seymour (designers), Echo Sessions, The Stray Birds
  • Josh Gibson, Scott Simontacchi (designers), Carnival, Nora Jane Struthers, Blue Pig Music
  • Lynn Weathers (designer), Flying, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Organic Records

BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT

  • David Freeman, Hall of Fame Bluegrass!, Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, Rebel Records
  • Fred Jasper and Derek Halsey, The Definitive Doc Watson, Doc Watson, Sugar Hill Records and Vanguard Records
  • Randy Pitts, Three Chords and the Truth, James King, Rounder Records.
  • Neil V Rosenberg, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny, Compass Records
  • Dave Royko, Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, Special Consensus & Friends, Compass Records

BLUEGRASS PRINT/MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Derek Halsey, writer for the Herald Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, and The Bluegrass Situation. 
  • Chris Jones, writer for Bluegrass Today
  • John Curtis Goad, writer for Bluegrass Today
  • Daniel Mullins, writer for Bluegrass Today
  • Ted Lehmann, blogger for Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books & Brainstorms

BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Becky Buller
  • Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman
  • Jerry Salley
  • Tim Stafford
  • Donna Ulisse

 

The 2014 Momentum Award nominees will be announced at a later date.

Congratulations, and best of luck to all the nominees!

John Lawless

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.

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