Well folks, that's it for the night. Sam just closed the event out with some closing comments. The winners are back stage grinning, shaking, and hugging. The celebration will continue into the night I'm sure. As for us, we're heading
IBMA 2007 Awards
Entertainer of the Year
The Chief, Sonny Osborne, is presenting the 2007 Entertainer of the Year award, which goes to The Grascals. Two in a row for the boys.
Sam Bush and band
Sam Bush, our host for the evening has now been joined on stage by his band, consisting of Byron House, Scott Vestal, Stephen Mougin, and Chris Brown. They are throwning down on a lively version of Bringing in the Georgia Mail. Nobody
The 2007 Album of the Year
Chris Jones and Jim VanCleve are presenting the Album of the Year. Who writes this stuff? Oh my... it's a tie! The award goes to J.D. Crowe & The New South for Lefty's Old Guitar, and Fork In The Road from
J.D. Crowe & The New South
J.D. Crowe & The New South are on stage at this moment performing a good bluegrass number for the folks. Dwight McCall is singing lead on Just Loving You with Ron Stewart and Ricky Wasson completing the trio.
Howard Watts to the Hall of Fame
Eddie Stubbs - "the lovely and talented" according to Sam Bush - is inducting legendary bass player Howard Watts into the Bluegrass Hall Of Fame.
Male Vocalist of the Year
Kathy Mattea is presenting the 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year award, which goes to Bradley Walker.
Bradley Walker renders one
Just back from a commercial break, Bradley Walker is now on stage rendering a tune for the audience. He's cutting down on Life or Love with an all star band around him. Jim Van Cleve, Rob Ickes, Alicia Nugent, Carl Jackson,
2007 Female Vocalist of the Year
Blue Highway is presenting the Female Vocalist of the Year, and Tim Stafford is channeling Ralph Stanley. The award goes to Dale Ann Bradley. Yee hah!
Del McCoury on stage!
Mr. Bluegrass has taken to the stage with his all star band for a performance of I'm Bound For The Land of Canaan from his latest all gospel CD. Love that G-Run!