Entertainer of the Year: Billy Strings
Album of the Year: My Bluegrass Heart – Béla Fleck
Song of the Year: “Red Daisy” – Billy Strings (artist), Jarrod Walker/Christian Ward (songwriters)
Vocal Group of the Year: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Instrumental Group of the Year: Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart
New Artist of the Year: Rick Faris
The IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards are determined by three rounds of voting by current IBMA professional members. Each awards category has its own criteria and guidelines clarifying who the recipients are. Understanding the eligibility, criteria, and selection process of our awards helps our voting members throughout the balloting process.