SPBGMA Midwest winners for 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the winners of their 43rd annual Midwest Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards were given out at the end of their 34th Midwest Convention, held January 13-14 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City, MO.

And the winners are…

  • Bluegrass Promoter of the Year – Joe and Lori King
  • Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year– Chuck Lahr
  • Bluegrass Album of the YearMy Song of Praise by The Harper Family on Independent Label
  • Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year – Wyatt Harman
  • Dobro Performer of the Year – Larita Martin
  • Guitar Performer of the Year – Joe King
  • Mandolin Performer of the Year – Kevin Amburgey
  • Banjo Performer of the Year – Alex Riffle
  • Fiddle Performer of the Year – Trustin Baker
  • Female Vocalist of the Year (Overall) – Tammy Harman
  • Male Vocalist of the Year (Overall) – Chuck Lahr
  • Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year (Overall) – The Bluegrass Blondies
  • Vocal Group of the Year (Overall) – Lori King & Junction 63
  • Instrumental Group of the Year (Overall) – Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye
  • Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall) – Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye
  • Entertainer in Bluegrass Music (Overall) – Chuck Lahr

The SPBGMA national convention is coming up in Nashville, February 2-5, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. There are no more rooms available at the hotel, but tickets to attend the convention will be on sale at the event. Bluegrass Today will be there, so be sure to come by and say howdy!

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.