IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards 2022 (Full List of Nominations) – Billboard

The nominees for the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards were announced during a live event at SiriusXM Studios in Nashville on Tuesday, July 26.

Billy Strings, who won Artist of the Year for the first time at the 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, is nominated again in that category this year. He faces Sister Sadie, the winner of Artist of the Year 2020; The Del McCoury Band, which won a record nine times in the category between 1994 and 2004; and two artists who have yet to win the award, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway.

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This is the second Artist of the Year nomination for The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; the first for Tuttle & Golden Highway.

At Bela Fleck my bluegrass heart is nominated for Album of the Year, featuring Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass’ Troubadour BluegrassTuttle & Golden Highway twisted treeThe Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ never slow down and strings’ Renewal.

Fleck isn’t the only artist whose fame transcends bluegrass to be nominated this year. Dolly Parton is nominated in two categories for “In the Sweet By and By”, a collaboration with Carl Jackson. Vince Gill is nominated for “Honky Tonk Nights”, a collaboration with The Del McCoury Band. The Oak Ridge Boys are nominated for “He’s Gettin’ Me Ready”, a collaboration with Darin & Brooke Aldridge.

Voting results will be revealed at the IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards on September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. The awards are voted on by professional members of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the nonprofit professional association for the bluegrass music industry.

Tickets are on sale now for the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards and all IBMA World of Bluegrass events. Visit worldofbluegrass.org for details.

Here is the full list of nominations:

Artist of the year

Billy strings

The Del McCoury Group

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

Sister Sadie

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

Male Singer of the Year

Greg Blake

Rick Faris

Del McCoury

Danny Paisley

Larry Sparks

Female singer of the year

Brooke Aldridge

Dale Ann Bradley

Sierra Hull

Molly Tuttle

Rhonda Vincent

Vocal Group of the Year

Balm range

blue highway

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Del McCoury Group

Sister Sadie

Instrumental Group of the Year

Billy strings

Michael Cleveland and the Guardian of Flames

My Bluegrass Heart by Béla Fleck

The Travelin’ McCourys

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

New Artist of the Year

Rick Faris

Collective by the fireside

Laura Orshaw

Jaelee Roberts

Wellington Tray

song of the year

“Blink of an Eye”, Artist: Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass; songwriter: Robert Amos; label: Pinecastle Records; Producers: Bobby Lundy/Danny Paisley/Ryan Paisley/Wes Easter

“Deep River,” artist: Rick Faris; songwriter: Rick Faris/Brink Brinkman; label: Dark Shadow Recording; Producer: Stephen Mougin

“I’ll take the solitaire every time”, artist: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; songwriters: Glen Duncan/Jerry Salley; label: Billy Blue Records; Producer: Doyle Lawson

‘Red Daisy’, artist: Billy Strings; songwriters: Jarrod Walker/Christian Ward; label: Rounder Records; producers: Jonathan Wilson/Billy Strings

“Riding the Chief”, artist: Chris Jones & The Night Drivers; songwriter: Chris Jones/Thomm Jutz, label: Mountain Home; Producer: Chris Jones

album of the year

Troubadour Bluegrass, artist: Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass; label: Pinecastle Records; Producer: West Easter

twisted tree, artist: Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, label: Nonesuch Records, producers: Molly Tuttle/Jerry Douglas

My Bluegrass heart, artist: Bela Fleck; label: Renew Records; Producer: Bela Fleck

Never slow down, Artist: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; label: Smithsonian Folkways, producers: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys/Dave Maggard

Renewal, artist: Billy Strings; label: Rounder Records; producers: Jonathan Wilson/Billy Strings

Collaborative Recording of the Year

“Blackbird”, artist: Consensus Special with Amanda Smith, Dale Ann Bradley, Rob Ickes and Alison Brown; songwriter: JP Cormier; label: Compass Records; producer: Alison Brown

“East Bound and Down”, artist: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys with Jason Carter and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes; songwriters: Jerry Reed/Dick Feller; label: Sound Biscuit Productions; Producer: The Po’Rambolin’ Boys/Dave Maggard

“Honky Tonk Nights”, artist: Del McCoury Band with Vince Gill; songwriter: Mike O’Reilly; label: McCoury Music; Producer: Del McCoury/Ronnie McCoury

“In the Sweet By and By”, artist: Dolly Parton with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley; songwriters: S. Fillmore Bennett/Joseph Webster; label: Billy Blue Records; Producer: Jerry Salley

“One By One”, artist: Dale Ann Bradley with Danny Paisley; songwriter: Jim Anglin/Jack Anglin/Johnny Wright; label: Pinecastle Records; Producer: Dale Ann Bradley

Gospel Recording of the Year

‘A Little More Faith in Jesus’, Artist: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; songwriters: Jerry Cole/Doyle Lawson; label: Billy Blue Records; Producer: Doyle Lawson

“He’s Gettin’ Me Ready”, artist: Darin & Brooke Aldridge with The Oak Ridge Boys; songwriter: Jimmy Fortune; label: Billy Blue Records; Producers: Darin Aldridge/Mark Fain

‘At the End’, Artist: Dale Ann Bradley; songwriter: Jill Gilliam; label: Pinecastle Records; Producer: Dale Ann Bradley

“In the Sweet By and By”, artist: Dolly Parton with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley; songwriters: S. Fillmore Bennett/Joseph Webster; label: Billy Blue Records; Producer: Jerry Salley

“See You on the Other Side”, artist: Rick Faris with Sam Bush; songwriter: Rick Faris/Rick Lang; label: Dark Shadow Recording; Producer: Stephen Mougin

“Traveling the Highway Home,” artist: The Grascals; songwriters: Frankie Bailes/Walter Bailes; Tag: Mountain Home; Producer: The Grascals

Instrumental Recording of the Year

“EMD”, artist: Scott Vestal – Bluegrass 2022; songwriter: David Grisman; label: Pinecastle Records, producer: Scott Vestal

“Happy Go Lucky”, artists: Doyle Lawson and Alan Bibey; songwriter: Doyle Lawson; label: Billy Blue Records, producer: Doyle Lawson

‘Ice Bridges’, Artist: Billy Strings; songwriter: William Apostol; label: Rounder Records; Producer: Jonathan Wilson/Billy Strings

“Orange Blossom Breakdown”, Artist: Mike Compton; songwriter: Bill Monroe; label: Taterbug Records; Producer: Mark Howard

“Vertigo”, artist: Béla Fleck with Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton; songwriter: Béla Fleck; label: Renew Records; Producer: Bela Fleck

Banjo Player of the Year

Gena Britt

Bela Fleck

Rob McCoury

Kristin Scott Benson

Vestal Scott

Bassist of the Year

mike boub

Jason Moore

Missy Raines

Marc Schatz

Vickie Vaughn

Violin Player of the Year

Jason Carter

Michael Cleveland

Stuart Duncan

Bronwyn Keith Hynes

Deanie Richardson

Resophonic Guitarist of the Year

jerry douglas

Andy Hall

Rob Ickes

Phil Leadbetter

justin moses

Guitarist of the Year

Billy strings

Trey Hensley

Cody Kilby

Brian Sutton

Molly Tuttle

Mandolin Player of the Year

Alain Bibey

Jesse Broc

Sam Bush

Sierra Hull

Ronnie McCoury

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