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
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.