2014 IBMA Award Winners

ibma_awardsTonight in Raleigh, NC, the 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed at the Duke Energy Center amidst performances by top bluegrass acts and the induction of Neil Rosenberg and the original Seldom Scene in the Hall of Fame.

And the winners are:

  • ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – Balsam Range
  • VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR – Balsam Range
  • INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • SONG OF THE YEAR – “Dear Sister,” Claire Lynch, written by Claire Lynch and Louisa Branscomb
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny, produced by Gabe Witcher, Compass Records
  • GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – “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 – “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 – “Wild Montana Skies,” Special Consensus with Claire Lynch and Rob Ickes, produced by Alison Brown, Compass Records
  • EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Flatt Lonesome
  • MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – Buddy Melton
  • FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – Amanda Smith

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

  • BANJO – Noam Pikelny
  • BASS – Barry Bales
  • FIDDLE – Jason Carter
  • DOBRO – Phil Leadbetter
  • GUITAR – Bryan Sutton
  • MANDOLIN – Adam Steffey

Congratulations all!

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