2021 IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Recipients


Entertainer of the Year: Billy Strings

Album of the Year: Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy – Various Artists

Song of the Year: “Richest Man” – Balsam Range (artist), Jim Beavers/Jimmy Yeary/Connie Harrington (songwriters)

Vocal Group of the Year: Sister Sadie 

Instrumental Group of the Year: Appalachian Road Show 

New Artist of the Year: Appalachian Road Show

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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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For Your Consideration List

This list of artists, albums, and singles is offered as a courtesy to our voting members as they fill out the first round ballot of the IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. This list consists solely of submissions by Artists, Artist Teams, & Record Labels and is not contributed to or edited by the IBMA staff.

2021 FYC SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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