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31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Winners

Sister Sadie took two of the highest honors at Thursday’s (10/1/20) 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. The “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Vocal Group of the Year,” awards were bestowed on the band comprising of Tina Adair, Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson.

This year’s event was streamed live and hosted by Sierra Hull, Joe Newberry, Tim O’Brien and Rhonda Vincent.

2020 award recipients included:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Sister Sadie

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: Sister Sadie 

 

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper 

SONG OF THE YEAR: “Chicago Barn Dance” – Special Consensus with Michael Cleveland & Becky Buller (artists), Becky Buller/Missy Raines/Alison Brown (writers), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Live in Prague, Czech Republic – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artist), Doyle Lawson and Rosta Capek (producers), Billy Blue Records (label)

GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: “Gonna Rise and Shine” – Alan Bibey & Grasstowne (artist), Mark Hodges (producer), Mountain Fever Records (label)

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: “Tall Fiddler” – Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel (artists), Jeff White, Michael Cleveland, Sean Sullivan (producers), Compass Records (label)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Mile Twelve

COLLABORATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR: “The Barber’s Fiddle” – Becky Buller with Shawn Camp, Jason Carter, Laurie Lewis, Kati Penn, Sam Bush, Michael Cleveland, Johnny Warren, Stuart Duncan, Deanie Richardson, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Jason Barie, Fred Carpenter, Tyler Andal, Nate Lee, Dan Boner, Brian Christianson, and Laura Orshaw (artists), Stephen Mougin (producer), Dark Shadow Recording (label)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Brooke Aldridge

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Danny Paisley 

BANJO PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Scott Vestal 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Missy Raines

RESOPHONIC GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Justin Moses

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Deanie Richardson 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jake Workman

MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alan Bibey 

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