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Molly Tuttle is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Photo by Brad Lykken

2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards were revealed this morning. The winners will be announced at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards on September 26th.
Here are the main categories:

Entertainer of the Year
Balsam Range
Sam Bush Band
The Earls of Leicester
Del McCoury Band
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

Vocal Group of the Year
Balsam Range
I’m With Her
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Sister Sadie

Instrumental Group of the Year
Sam Bush Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Earls of Leicester
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
The Travelin’ McCourys

New Artist of the Year
Appalachian Road Show
Carolina Blue
High Fidelity
Mile Twelve
Billy Strings

Song of the Year
“Dance, Dance, Dance,” Appalachian Road Show
“The Girl Who Invented the Wheel,” Balsam Range
“The Guitar Song,” Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury
“The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes,” Peter Rowan
“Next Train South,” The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
“Take the Journey,” Molly Tuttle
“Thunder Dan,” Sideline

Album of the Year
City on a Hill, Mile Twelve
Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass, Del McCoury Band
For the Record, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me, Carolina Blue
Sister Sadie II, Sister Sadie

Gospel Recording of the Year
“Acres of Diamonds,” Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
“Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout,” Claire Lynch
“I Am a Pilgrim,” Roland White and Friends
“I See God,” Marty Raybon
“Let My Life Be a Light,” Balsam Range

Instrumental Recording of the Year
“Cotton Eyed Joe,” Sideline
“Darlin’ Pal(s) of Mine,” Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips
“Earl’s Breakdown,” The Earls of Leicester
“Fried Taters and Onions,” Carolina Blue
“Sunrise,” Sam Bush & Bela Fleck

Collaborative Recording of the Year
“Burning Georgia Down,” Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble
“Darlin’ Pal(s) of Mine,” Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips
“The Guitar Song,” Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury
“Please,” Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
“Soldier’s Joy/Ragtime Annie,” Roland White with Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger

Male Vocalist of the Year
Shawn Camp
Del McCoury
Russell Moore
Tim O’Brien
Danny Paisley

Female Vocalist of the Year
Brooke Aldridge
Dale Ann Bradley
Sierra Hull
Molly Tuttle
Rhonda Vincent

Banjo Player of the Year
Gina Furtado
Mike Munford
Noam Pikelny
Kristin Scott Benson
Scott Vestal

Bass Player of the Year
Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Beth Lawrence
Missy Raines
Mark Schatz

Fiddle Player of the Year
Hunter Berry
Becky Buller
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan

Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Andy Hall
Rob Ickes
Phil Leadbetter
Justin Moses

Guitar Player of the Year
Kenny Smith
Billy Strings
Bryan Sutton
Molly Tuttle
Josh Williams

Mandolin Player of the Year
Alan Bibey
Sam Bush
Sierra Hull
Ronnie McCoury
Frank Solivan

About Jerry Holthouse

Jerry Holthouse
Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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