Awards

2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards - Second Ballot

IBMA is frequently asked about the awards process, and how our nominees were selected. To shine some light on the process, we share here all the names on the second ballot for 2017 voting. Voting members will be familiar with this ballot process: the second ballot lists all the candidates that our members have written in on the first ballot. These are all the names our members put forth to be considered for 2017 IBMA Awards.

The Earls of Leicester Named “Entertainer of the Year” For The Third Year In A Row At 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards

Raleigh, North Carolina (September 28, 2017) — The Earls of Leicester made it a “three-peat” at tonight’s 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, winning the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award for the third year in a row (2015, 2016, 2017). Awards were also presented to many first time recipients, including Molly Tuttle, the first female to win “Guitar Player of the Year.”

IBMA Announces 2017 Special Awards and Momentum Awards Nominees

Awards FInalists, Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Acievement Awards Recipients Announced

July 26, 2017 
  
WITH EIGHT NOMINATIONS EACH, EARLS AND BALSAM RANGE LEAD FIELD 

IBMA Announces 2017 Awards Show Hosts

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Announced as Hosts
For the 28th International Bluegrass Music Awards

International Bluegrass Music Association Announces Special Awards Nominees

August 24, 2016
 
TOP BROADCASTER, EVENT, GRAPHIC DESIGN, LINER NOTES, PRINT MEDIA PERSON & SONGWRITER
 
AMONG HONORS TO BE HANDED OUT DURING WORLD OF BLUEGRASS BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN RALEIGH
 

IBMA Hands Out Momentum Awards During World of Bluegrass Business Conference Up and Comers Recognized for Artistic and Professional Growth

September 28, 2016
 

IBMA Announces 2016 Inductees to International Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Clarence White and Rounder Records Founders Bill Nowlin, Marian Leighton Levy and Ken Irwin

July 27, 2016
 
The International Bluegrass Music Association announced that genre bending guitarist and singer Clarence White and Rounder Records founders Bill Nowlin, Marian Leighton Levy and Ken Irwin will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at its Awards Show, Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 

Earls of Leicester Lead the Nominations for 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards

July 27, 2016
 
EIGHT NOMINATIONS INCLUDE THREE FOR BAND, FIVE FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
 

IBMA Announces Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

July 27, 2016
 
Each year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) recognizes up to five individuals for their significant contributions to bluegrass music with its highest honor outside of induction into the Hall of Fame--the Distinguished Achievement Award. This year’s recipients of IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Awards include: 
 

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