2007 BBC Folk Awards - Chris Thile Named Musician of the Year
By Mandolin Cafe
February 6, 2007 - 1:15 pm
BBC Folk Awards 2007
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has named Chris Thile Musician Of The Year as part of their 2007 Folk Awards.
The sole American on this year's nominations list, Thile joined music legends John McCusker, Martin Simpson and Dave Swarbrick under consideration for this award.
The BBC Folk Awards got their start in 1999 as a way of celebrating the past year's achievements in the folk music world. It was seen as an opportunity to get artists and folk industry pundits in the UK to celebrate the achievements of the folk music performers and industry. It was also seen as a chance to showcase to the mainstream media the artists and recordings that the people who work in folk music have been particularly proud of during the year.
The awards were voted for by a panel of around 150 UK broadcasters, folk journalists, festival organizers, agents, promoters; people whose job it is to make judgement of one sort or another about folk music during their daily work.
2007 BBC Folk Awards