IBMA 2009: Special Awards

John and I have already had a busy day. We attended the Special Awards Luncheon, interviewed Sam Bush, and were interviewed by Katy Daley.

At the Special Awards Luncheon we had the distinct pleasure of sharing a table with Rodney Dillard, his wife Beverly, and their children. What a delightful family, very gracious and enjoyable. I have the feeling we’ll be hearing from them this evening, but at the luncheon they sat and ate, and applauded enthusiastically for all the winners.

Speaking of winners…I tried to make some notes, so here’s what we have.

The award for Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project, went to Steve Martin for his CD, The Crow.

Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project was awarded to Greg Carr & Salli Ratts for their design of Steve Martin’s CD cover, The Crow.

This year’s Print Media Person of the Year is Roger Siminoff, for his work on Siminoff’s Luthiers Glossary, Banjo NewsLetter and Bluegrass Breakdown.

Our good friend, and co-hostess of this evening Red Carpet videos, Katey Daley, was named Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year for her work at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, D.C.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival won the Bluegrass Event of the Year.

In addition to these Special Awards, four five Distinguished Achievement Awards were given as well.

Hylo Brown, Jody Rainwater, Dick Spottswood, Joe Wilson and Pati Crooker (Thomas Point Beach) were all recognized for their contributions to bluegrass music.