IBMA Special Awards Nominees for 2005

The following awards are determined by special procedures and committees are enlisted to review recommendations, consider nominations related to the criteria and determine recipients. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced at the Special Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.

The nominees for Bluegrass Broadcaster Of The Year for 2005 are:

Cindy Baucom Knee Deep In Bluegrass
syndicated program, Elkin, NC
web site
Terry Herd Sirius Satellite Radio/Bluegrass Radio Network
syndicated program, Nashville, TN
web site
Joan Kornblith Voice Of America, Washington, DC web site

The nominees for Bluegrass Event Of The Year for 2005 are:

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old
Time Music Festival
El Rancho Manana Campground
St Cloud, MN; August 2004
web site
WinterGrass Tacoma, WA; February 2005 web site
32nd Annual RockyGrass Lyons, CO; July 23-25, 2004 web site

The nominees for Bluegrass Print Media Person Of The Year for 2005 are:

Tom Ewing Thirty Years Ago column,
Bluegrass Unlimited
web site
Charles Haymes Music Spotlight, syndicated columnist
Stephanie P. Ledgin author of Home Grown Music:
Discovering Bluegrass

(Greenwood Publishing Group)
web site

The nominees for Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project for 2005 are:

Wayne Brezinka
Various Artists, The Unbroken Circle:
The Musical Heritage
of the Carter Family,
Dualtone Records
web site
Joanne Lauterjung
John Reischman & the Jaybirds
The Road West, Corvus Records
web site
Sue Meyer
The Duhks, The Duhks, Sugar Hill Records web site

The nominees for Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project for 2005 are:

Jon Hartley Fox
(liner notes)
Red Allen, Lonesome & Blue The Complete
Country Recordings,
Rebel Records
web site
Eddie Stubbs
(liner notes)
Don Reno & Red Smily
Sweethearts In Heaven, Bear family
web site
Billy Altman
(liner notes)
Various Artists, Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ – Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music, Columbia Legacy web site

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