There aren’t any surprises among this list of worthies, with perennial favorites like Doyle Lawson, Del McCoury, Blue Highway, IIIrd Tyme Out, Dailey & Vincent, Dan Tyminski and Rhonda Vincent scooping up a large share of the nominations.
I do see that Lonesome River Band gets a nod in several categories. It’s good to see them listed here once again.
Comedian and banjo picker Steve Martin is also nominated as Banjo Player of the Year, a first for the wild and crazy guy.
You can see the complete list at ibma.org. Congratulations to all the nominees!