2017 SPBGMA Award winners

As the 2017 SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville comes to a close in Nashville, the organization hands out their annual awards, voted on by the attendees at the weekend festival at the Music City Sheraton.

And the winners are:

  • Bluegrass Promoter of the Year – DA Callaway
  • Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year – Sirius XM 061-Bluegrass Junction
  • Bluegrass DJ of the Year – Kyle Cantrell Sirius XM 061
  • Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year – Daryl Mosely
  • Bluegrass Album of the YearDig in the Dirt by The Farm Hands on Pinecastle Records
  • Bluegrass Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year – Mickey Harris
  • Bluegrass Dobro Performer of the Year – Tim Graves
  • Bluegrass Guitar Performer of the Year – Josh Williams
  • Bluegrass Fiddle Performer of the Year – Hunter Berry
  • Bluegrass Banjo Performer of the Year – Aaron McDaris
  • Bluegrass Mandolin Performer of the Year – Larry Stephenson & Danny Roberts (tie!)
  • Female Vocalist of the Year (Overall) – Charli Robertson
  • Male Vocalist of the Year (Overall) – Junior Sisk
  • Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year – The Farm Hands
  • Bluegrass Vocal Group of the Year – Flatt Lonesome
  • Bluegrass Instrumental Group of the Year – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
  • Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall) – Flatt Lonesome
  • Bluegrass Entertainer(s) of the Year – The Farm Hands
  • Bluegrass Song of the YearDig in the Dirt by The Farm Hands on Pinecastle Records

Special thanks to Nick Newlon, who is reporting from the convention hall. Be on the lookout for his upcoming solo project, produced by Clay Hess.

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  • Andrea Klotz

    umm…song of the year?

  • Mitchell Reynolds

    Wow! And I thought the IBMA was a closed club.