Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year, Larry Cordle.

2020 SPBGMA Award Winners

The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) held their annual awards and convention in Nashville over the weekend. The event was performed at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, and featured some of the hottest acts in Bluegrass.

2020 SPBGMA award winners:

Bluegrass Promotor of the Year – D.A. Callaway
Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year – Sirius XM 62
Bluegrass DJ of the Year – Kyle Cantrell – Sirius XM
Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year – Larry Cordle
Bluegrass Album of the Year – I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me – Carolina Blue on Pinecastle
Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year – Zak McLamb
Dobro Performer of the Year – Phil Leadbetter
Guitar Performer of the Year – Josh Williams
Mandolin Performer of the Year – Alan Bibey
Banjo Performer of the Year – Sammy Shelor
Fiddle Performer of the Year – Michael Cleveland
Female Vocalist of the Year – Dale Ann Bradley
Male Vocalist of the Year – Russell Moore
Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year – The Farm Hands
Vocal Group of the Year – Carolina Blue
Instrumental Group of the Year – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Bluegrass Band of the Year – Carolina Blue
Entertainer(s) of the Year – Carolina Blue
Song of the Year – Next Train South – Po’Ramblin’ Boys on Rounder Records

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