With 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.