2022 IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Recipients

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


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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