Thursday, 14 August 2014

2014 IBMA Award Nominees Announced






The 2014 IBMA Award Nominees were announced last night at The Factory (Music City Roots' new venue in Franklin,Tennessee) and were relayed by a 'live' stream by the IBMA and Music City Roots

Hall of Fame inductees for 2014:
The Original Seldom Scene
Neil Rosenberg

Distinguished Achievement Award recipients:
Deering Banjos
The Delmore Brothers
European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA)
Hillbilly at Harvard
Bill Keith


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Balsam Range
Blue Highway
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
The Del McCoury Band

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dale Ann Bradley
Alison Krauss
Claire Lynch
Amanda Smith
Rhonda Vincent

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Del McCoury
Buddy Melton
Tim O’Brien
Frank Solivan
Dan Tyminski

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Dear Sister” - Claire Lynch (artist), Claire Lynch and Louisa Branscomb (writers)
“Grandpa’s Way of Life” - The Spinney Brothers (artist), Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman (writer)
“It’s Just a Road” - The Boxcars (artist), William Keith Garrett (writer)
“The Game” - Blue Highway (artist), Shawn Lane and Barry Bales (writers)
“You Took All The Ramblin’ Out of Me” - The Boxcars (artist), Jerry Hubbard (writer)

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Detour
Flatt Lonesome
The Spinney Brothers
Town Mountain
Volume Five

MANDOLIN
Sam Bush
Sierra Hull
Frank Solivan
Adam Steffey
Chris Thile

BASS
Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Missy Raines
Mark Schatz
Darrin Vincent

BANJO
Jens Kruger
Mike Munford
Noam Pikelny
Sammy Shelor
Ron Stewart

GUITAR
Tony Rice
James Alan Shelton
Kenny Smith
Tim Stafford
Bryan Sutton

FIDDLE
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Bobby Hicks
Ron Stewart

DOBRO
Jerry Douglas
Andy Hall
Rob Ickes
Randy Kohrs
Phil Leadbetter

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Love Does” - Darin and Brooke Aldridge
“The Day We Learn to Fly” - Volume Five
“Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus” - Donna Ulisse
“When Sorrows Encompass Me Around” - The Boxcars
“Won’t It Be Wonderful There” - Dailey & Vincent

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Balsam Range
Blue Highway
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Five Miles to Milan” - The Grascals
“Graveyard Fields” - Steep Canyon Rangers
“Johnny Don’t Get Drunk” - Adam Steffey
“Skillet Head Derailed” - The Boxcars
“Thank God I’m A Country Boy”- Special Consensus with Buddy Spicher, Michael Cleveland and Alison Brown

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
“American Pickers”- The Grascals with Dierks Bentley
“Keepin’ It Between the Lines (Old School)” - Peter Rowan with Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury and Del McCoury
“Martha White, Lester & Earl” - Terry Baucom with Marty Raybon & Buddy Melton
“Wild Montana Skies” - Special Consensus with Claire Lynch & Rob Ickes
“Wild Mountain Honey” - Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Balsam Range
Blue Highway
The Boxcars
The Del McCoury Band
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hall of Fame Bluegrass - Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins
Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe - Noam Pikelny
Streets of Baltimore - The Del McCoury Band
The Game - Blue Highway
It’s Just A Road - The Boxcars

BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Becky Buller
Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman
Jerry Salley
Tim Stafford
Donna Ulisse

BLUEGRASS PRINT/MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR
Derek Halsey, writer for the Herald Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, and The Bluegrass Situation.
Chris Jones, writer for Bluegrass Today
John Curtis Goad, writer for Bluegrass Today
Daniel Mullins, writer for Bluegrass Today
Ted Lehmann, blogger for Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books & Brainstorms

BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT
David Freeman, Hall of Fame Bluegrass!, Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, Rebel Records
Fred Jasper and Derek Halsey, The Definitive Doc Watson, Doc Watson,
Sugar Hill Records and Rounder Records
Randy Pitts, Three Chords and the Truth, James King, Rounder Records.
Neil V Rosenberg, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe,
Noam Pikelny, Compass Records
Dave Royko, Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, Special Consensus & Friends, Compass Records

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT

Lou Everhart (designer), Lonely Comes Easy, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Rebel Records
Josh Gibson, Keesha Dickel (designers), No More Rain, The Steel Wheels
Josh Gibson, Dough Seymour (designers), Echo Sessions, The Stray Birds
Josh Gibson, Scott Simontacchi (designers), Carnival, Nora Jane Struthers,
Blue Pig Music
Lynn Weathers (designer), Flying, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Organic Records

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR
Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, Farmers Branch, Texas
Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, Tennessee
FreshGrass 2013, North Adams, Massachusetts
Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival 2013, Tunbridge, Vermont
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival 2013, Richmond, Minnesota

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Cantrell, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
Steve Fisher, Bluegrass Sessions at Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary, AB, Canada)
Chris Jones, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
Al Weekly, KRVN; musicchartsmagazine.com
Tim White, Song of the Mountains, PBS

The nominees were announced by Sam Bush and singer, songwriter and Music City Roots' musical host, Jim Lauderdale. Music City Roots has, for a long time, been highly supportive of the blugerass community and this was further demonstrated last night by them hosting the IBMA Award announcements.



The IBMA Award winners will be announced on October 2nd at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina.