IBMA 2006 Awards Comparison

This morning I thought we’d take a look at the IBMA 2006 Awards and compare the actualy winners with the winners of our unofficial poll. Our poll was open to all registered users of Bluegrass Today. We’ll start at the top and work our way down.

IBMA Winner
Blog Poll Winner
Entertainer of the Year The Grascals Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Vocal Group of the Year Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Instrumental Group of the Year Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Mountain Heart
Song of the Year

Look Down That Lonesome Road
Tim O’Brien

Blue Highway
Album of the Year Celebration of Life
Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
Blue Highway
Gospel Recroded Performance of the Year He Lives In Me
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
He Lives In Me
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Instrumental Album of the Year Let ‘Er Go Boys
Michael Cleveland
Hide Head Blues
Jim Mills
Emerging Artist of the Year Steep Canyon Rangers Blue Moon Rising
Recorded Event of the Year Back To The Well
Daughters Of Bluegrass
Back To The Well
Daughters Of Bluegrass
Male Vocalist of the Year Tim O’Brien Russell Moore
Female Vocalist of the Year Rhonda Vincent Rhonda Vincent
Banjo Player of the Year Jim Mills Terry Baucom
Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines Berry Bales
Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland Hunter Berry
Dobro Player of the Year Rob Ickes Rob Ickes
Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton Bryan Sutton
Mandolin Player of the Year Adam Steffey Adam Steffey

This year it looks like we only got 7 out of 17 correct in our poll. It’s interesting to see how our readership compares to the voting membership of IBMA. Visit the IBMA website to find out more about IBMA membership.

Now we return to your regularly scheduled programming.