2023 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Recipients

Entertainer of the Year: Billy Strings

Album of the Year: Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Song of the Year: “Crooked Tree” – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (artist), Molly Tuttle/Melody Walker (songwriters)

Vocal Group of the Year: Authentic Unlimited

Instrumental Group of the Year: The Travelin’ McCourys

New Artist of the Year: Authentic Unlimited


Awards Process

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.

Nomination Process

Awards Categories

Selection Process

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