2019 BMAI award winners

The Roe Family Singers with their 2019 BMAI Awards

The Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa gave out their 4th annual awards on November 2 on the final day of the Honey Creek Bluegrass Festival in Moravia, IA. Nominees and winners are selected each year by a vote of the membership, and announced throughout the day’s entertainment.

Artists eligible for the awards are those who reside, perform, and/or are involved in the bluegrass community in Iowa.

And the 2019 BMAI Award winners are:

  • Band of the Year – Roe Family Singers
  • Guitar Player of the Year – Joe King
  • Mandolin Player of the Year – Kaitlyn Briggs
  • Dobro Player of the Year – Roger Kenaston
  • Fiddle Player of the Year – Trustin Baker
  • Banjo Player of the Year – Mark Hargrove
  • Bass Player of the Year – Elijah Baker
  • Female Vocalist – Carina Baker
  • Male Vocalist – Greg Blake
  • Songwriter – Kelli Kingrey
  • Album – In God We Trust by Spring Street
  • Band of the year Overall – Roe Family Singers
  • Entertainers of the Year – Roe Family Singers

Well done and congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

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