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International Bluegrass Music Association 2016 Awards Winners

The International Bluegrass Music Association has chosen it’s winners for 2016. The IBMA Awards were hosted by Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski. The full list of awards winners is below.

2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

Entertainer of the Year
The Earls of Leicester

Female Vocalist of the Year
Becky Buller

Male Vocalist of the Year
Danny Paisley

Vocal Group of the Year
Flatt Lonesome

Instrumental Group of the Year
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Song of the Year
“You’re the One,” Flatt Lonesome

Album of the Year
Runaway Train, Flatt Lonesome

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year
“All Dressed Up,” Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year
“Fireball,” Special Consensus feat. Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and Alison Brown

Emerging Artist of the Year
Mountain Faith

Recorded Event of the Year
“Longneck Blues,” Junior Disk and Ronnie Bowman

Banjo Player of the Year
Charlie Cushman

Bass Player of the Year
Barry Bales

Dobro Player of the Year
Jerry Douglas

Fiddle Player of the Year
Becky Buller

Guitar Player of the Year
Bryan Sutton

Mandolin Player of the Year
Sierra Hull

Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees
Clarence White Rounder Records founders Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton-Levy and Bill Nowlin

Distinguished Achievement Awards
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
Boston Bluegrass Union
Bill Emerson
Jim Rooney
SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction

 

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