IBMA Awards2014 HALL OF FAME Inductees

The Original Seldom Scene
Neil Rosenberg

2014 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Deering Banjo Company
The Delmore Brothers
European Bluegrass Music Association
Hillbilly at Harvard
Bill Keith

2014 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Balsam Range

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Balsam Range

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Dear Sister” – Claire Lynch (artist), Claire Lynch and Louisa Branscomb (writers)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe – Noam Pikelny (artist) Gabe Witcher (producer), Compass Records

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

“Won’t It Be Wonderful There” – Dailey & Vincent (artist), Brothers of the Highway (album), Mildred Styles Johnson (writer), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent (producers), Rounder Records

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

“Thank God I’m A Country Boy”- Special Consensus with Buddy Spicher, Michael Cleveland and Alison Brown (artists), Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver (album), John Martin Sommers (wrtier), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Wild Montana Skies” – Special Consensus with Claire Lynch & Rob Ickes (artists), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Flatt Lonesome

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Buddy Melton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Amanda Smith

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
BANJO

Noam Pikelny

BASS

Barry Bales

FIDDLE

Jason Carter

DO​BRO

Phil Leadbetter

GUI​TAR

Bryan Sutton

MAND​OLIN

Adam Steffey

2014 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC SPECIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

Kyle Cantrell, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR

Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, Tennesse

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A RECORDED PROJECT

Lou Everhart (designer), Lonely Comes Easy, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Rebel Records

BEST LINER NOTES FOR A RECORDED PROJECT

Neil V Rosenberg, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe,Noam Pikelny, Compass Records

BLUEGRASS PRINT/MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR

Chris Jones, writer for Bluegrass Today

BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Tim Stafford

Momentum Awards:

Instrumentalists of the Year: Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Jake Stargel (guitar), Cory Walker (banjo)

Vocalist of the Year: Jesse Gregory (Jesse Gregory & Faultline)

Band of the Year: The Barefoot Movement

New Festival or Venue of the Year: Bluegrass Situation showcases at Bonaroo & Americana Music Association

Industry Involvement of the Year: Ashlee-Jean Trott, Music City Roots/Bluegrass Underground

Mentor of the Year: Tim Surrett