IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards 2022: Winners List – Billboard

Billy Strings was named Artist of the Year for the second straight year at the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. . Strings won the new IBMA award. artist of the year award just three years ago.

Strings won a second award this year for Song of the Year for recording “Red Daisy”. Jarrod Walker and Christian Ward also won for writing the song.

Béla Fleck won four awards, more than anyone else — album of the year for my bluegrass heartInstrumental Recording of the Year for “Vertigo” (with Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton), Instrumental Group of the Year and Banjo Player of the Year.

Dolly Parton’s recent recording of the gospel classic “In the Sweet By and By,” featured on the 2021 Country Faith Bluegrass album, won gospel recording of the year and collaborative recording of the year. She won both awards together with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley.

Del McCoury won Male Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row and sixth time overall. Molly Tuttle has been voted singer of the year for the first time. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver won Vocal Group of the Year for the ninth time.

Rick Faris took home New Artist of the Year, an award that has been bestowed on the likes of Nickel Creek, The Grascals, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dailey & Vincent, The SteelDrivers and the aforementioned Billy Strings.

The awards show, hosted by Ronnie Bowman and Dan Tyminski, was broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction channel and streamed live on Facebook live from IBMA. The awards were presented by Yamaha.

Previously announced Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees – multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Norman Blake, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul “Moon” Mullins and singer-songwriter Peter Rowan – were also honored at the a spectacle.

The awards were voted on by professional members of the non-profit International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

Here is a complete list of the 2022 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards recipients:

Artist of the Year: Billy strings

Sngo of the year: “Red Daisy,” Billy Strings; written by Jarrod Walker/Christian Ward

Album of the Year: My Bluegrass heart, Bela Fleck

Female singer of the year: Molly Tuttle

Male Vocalist of the Year: Del McCoury

Vocal group of the year: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Iinstrumental group of the year: Béla Fleck My Heart Bluegrass

New Artist of the Year: Rick Faris

Collaborative recording of the year: “In the Sweet By and By”, Dolly Parton with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley

Gospel Recording of the Year: “In the Sweet By and By”, Dolly Parton with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley

Instrumental Recording of the Year: “Vertigo”, Béla Fleck with Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton

Banjo Player of the Year: Bela Fleck

Bassist of the Year: Jason Moore

Resophonic Guitarist of the Year: justin moses

Violin Player of the Year: Bronwyn Keith Hynes

Guitarist of the Year: Cody Kilby

Mandolin Player of the Year: Sierra Hull