Bluegrass Blog Reader Award Poll: Update 9/14

Bluegrass Today Reader Award PollWith IBMA fast approaching, and the official awards soon to be handed out, don’t forget to vote in our reader poll. We haven’t talked much about it since it was put up, but it’s time for an update!

At this point only 11% of our registered readers have voted. Here’s a short summary of who’s winning in each category.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the big winners as they currently have a 10 point lead for Entertainer of the Year, a 20 point lead for Vocal Group of the Year, a 1 point lead (over The Infamous Stringdusters) for Song of the Year, a 14 point lead for Album of the Year, and a 2 point lead (over Kenny & Amanda Smith) for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Doyle himself is also currently 3 points ahead of Adam Steffey for Mandolin Player of the Year.

Instrumental Group of the Year is currently being led by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder by 5 points.

Instrumental Album of the Year is a very tight race with 4 out of 5 nominees all within 5 points of each other.

The Infamous Stringdusters have a 21 point lead in the Emerging Artist of the Year category.

Tony Trischka’s “Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular” is currently leading Recorded Event of the Year by 7 points.

Male Vocalist, Banjo Player, Fiddle Player, and Dobro Player are all tight (less than 5 points) as well.

If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to take a minute and cast your vote.

More information about our poll can be found here.

  • shane

    That seems about right to me.

    Doyle Lawson is LONG overdue to get the Entertainer of the Year award!!! LONG OVERDUE!!

    I would be tickled to see him win mandolin player of the year as well.

    What is absolutely befuddling to me is the fact that neither Jamie Daily nor Barry Scott (when he was with Doyle) have ever even been NOMINATED for male vocalist of the year. That is a down right shame. There are no finer lead singers than either of those two in all of the business.

    While Larry Sparks has a so called “soulful” voice, can anyone really argue that he has even a portion of the real vocal chops of those two singers?