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
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.