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2009 IBMA Awards Winners

By Mandolin Cafe
October 2, 2009 - 6:30 am

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2009 IBMA Awards

2009 IBMA Awards

Nashville, Tenn. — Jesse Brock was named IBMA's Mandolin Player of the Year, while Dailey & Vincent picked up Entertainer of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Dailey & Vincent were the big winners of the night as they also received Vocal Group of the Year award as well as Gospel Recorded Performance for the song "On the Other Side."

Brock's band-mate Michael Cleveland continued his winning streak with his seventh Fiddle Player of the Year trophy in nine years. Cleveland’s band, Flamekeeper, was named Instrumental Group of the Year for the third consecutive year, and they took home the Instrumental Recorded Performance award for a Bill Monroe classic, "Jerusalem Ridge."

Complete list of all awards winners:

International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame – The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, The Dillards

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients – Hylo Brown, Pati Crooker, Jody Rainwater, Dick Spottswood, Joe Wilson

Entertainer of the Year – Dailey & Vincent

Male Vocalist of the Year – Dan Tyminski

Female Vocalist of the Year – Dale Ann Bradley

Album of the Year - Wheels, The Dan Tyminski Band, produced by Dan Tyminski, Rounder Records

Vocal Group of the Year – Dailey & Vincent

Instrumental Group of the Year – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Song of the Year - "Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away," by Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (artist), Chris Stuart & Ivan Rosenberg (writers)

Recorded Event of the Year – "Proud to Be a Daughter of Bluegrass" featuring Dale Ann Bradley, Heather Berry, Lisa Martin, Gloria Belle, Sierra Hull, Rhonda Vincent, Lisa Ray, Linda Lay, Sally Jones, Jeanie Stanley, Carol Lee Cooper, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Michelle Nixon, Jeanette Williams, Sophie Haislip, Louise Tomberlain, Mindy Rakestraw, Lizzy Long, Frances Mooney, Lorraine Jordan, Annette Kelley, Lilly Lieux, Dixie Hall, Judi Marshall, Melissa Lawrence, Beth Lawrence, Rebecca Frazier, Donica Christensen, Lisa Maning & Jenni Lyn Gardner (artists); Dixie Hall, Paula Wolak & Frances Money (producers); Blue Circle Records

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - "Jerusalem Ridge," Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (artist), Bill Monroe (writer), Jeff White & Michael Cleveland (producers), Rounder Records

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - "On the Other Side;" Dailey & Vincent (artists), Jimmy Fortune, Kevin Denney & Tom Botkin (writers); Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers); Rounder Records

Emerging Artist of the Year – The SteelDrivers

Instrumental Performers of the Year:

Banjo - Kristin Scott Benson

Fiddle - Michael Cleveland

Dobro – Rob Ickes

Mandolin – Jesse Brock

Bass – Marshall Wilborn

Guitar – Josh Williams

Bluegrass Event of the Year - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival; Oak Hill, New York; July 2008

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year - Katy Daley; HD Radio WAMU 88.5 Channel 2, 105.5 FM & www.bluegrasscountry.org; Washington, D.C.

Print Media Person of the Year - Roger Siminoff; Siminoff's Luthiers Glossary, Banjo Newsletter and Bluegrass Breakdown

Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project - Steve Martin (writer), The Crow, Steve Martin (artist), 40 Share Productions (label)

Best Graphic Design for Recorded Project - Greg Carr & Salli Ratts (designers), The Crow, Steve Martin (artist), 40 Share Productions (label)

Additional information:
IBMA web site


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Red Henry
October 02, 2009 07:21 AM
Murphy has just told me that our friend, picking buddy, and Murphy Method DVD instructor Marshall Wilborn won IBMA "Bass Player of the Year!" -- It couldn't have happened to a finer person (or a better bass player). And Jesse Brock won recognition for his fine musicianship and great mandolin playing as Mandopicker of the Year! CONGRATULATIONS, MARSHALL AND JESSE!

re simmers
October 02, 2009 06:54 PM
I don't get to see & hear every band throughout the year, but I'm shocked that Mountain Heart and Cherryholmes were not nominated for Entertainer of Year. Both bands put on a tremendous stage show.

I can't take anything away from Dailey & Vincent for winning.

Marshall has always been a super bass player and an under-rated singer.

October 03, 2009 05:50 AM
I'm really happy to see Jesse Brock win mandolinist of the year. He has a personal approach to mandolin that seems to perfectly complement whoever he's working with, combined with gorgeous tone and attack. That Flamekeeper band is so hot while at the same time the epitome of taste. And for vocals, who is ever going to top Dailey & Vincent in this style of music? It is nice to see the Dillards get the recognition they so richly deserve -- they were real ambassadors for BG in places it hadn't been, while serving up the unadulterated hard stuff. Dean Webb is well worth a listen again.
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