IBMA Awards2012 IBMA Awards Winners

BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Doyle Lawson
Ralph Rinzler

IBMA DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Byron Berline
Joe & Lil Cornett (Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival)
Orin Friesen
Kitsy Kuykendall
Darrell “Pee Wee” Lambert

IBMA 2012 AWARD WINNERS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
The Gibson Brothers

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Highway

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Boxcars

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Russell Moore

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dale Ann Bradley

SONG OF THE YEAR
“A Far Cry From Lester & Earl” by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, written by Tim Massey, Rick Purdue & Harry Sisk Jr.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Heart of a Song by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artists), Wes Easter & Ramblers Choice (producers), Rebel Records

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Singing As We Rise” by The Gibson Brothers with Ricky Skaggs (artists); Joe Newberry (songwriter); Eric Gibson, Mike Barber & Leigh Gibson (producers); Compass Records

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Angeline The Baker” by the Lonesome River Band (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Life Goes On” by Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Rickey Wasson, Randy Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Garnet Bowman, Lynn Butler, Ashley Kohrs, Gary Payne, Dale Pyatt, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Jay Weaver, Ron Stewart & Jim VanCleve (artists); Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Jim Van Cleve & Randy Kohrs (producers); Rural Rhythm Records

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
Banjo:
Sammy Shelor

Bass:
Marshall Wilborn

Fiddle:
Stuart Duncan

Dobro:
Rob Ickes

Guitar:
Doc Watson

Mandolin:
Adam Steffey

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Cantrell; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, TN 

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR
ROMP, produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum; Owensboro, KY

BLUEGRASS PRINT MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Marty Godbey, author of Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe (Univ. of Illinois Press)

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT
Bedrock Manufacturing (designer) for Nobody Knows You, by the Steep Canyon Rangers (Rounder Records)

BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT
Marian Leighton Levy (liner notes), for Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection, by Tony Rice (Rounder Records)

BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jon Weisberger


IBMA Momentum Awards (to recognize promising new talent)

BAND OF THE YEAR
Monroeville 

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Emily Bankester 

INSTRUMENTALISTS OF THE YEAR
Samson Grisman, Alex Hargreaves and
Christian Ward 

EVENT/VENUE OF THE YEAR
Appalachian Uprising, Scottown, Ohio 

INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT
Emilee Warner 

MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Mike Bub