Thursday, September 29, 2022
– Billy Strings received the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award for the second year in a row, along with Song of the Year honors at the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday in Raleigh, N.C.
Bela Fleck took home awards for Album of the Year, for "My Bluegrass Heart," Instrumental Group of the Year, Instrumental Recording of the Year for "Vertigo," featuring Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton 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 with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley. She also won Collaborative Recording of the Year honors Dolly Parton with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Bradley Walker and Jerry Salley.
The Awards show, hosted by artists Ronnie Bowman and Dan Tyminski, was held the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Previously announced inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame – b multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Norman Blake, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul "Moon" Mullins, and singer-songwriter Peter Rowan – were honored during the show.
Other winners were:
Vocal Group of the Year - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Song of the Year – "Red Daisy" by Billy Strings, written by Jarrod Walker/Christian Ward
New Artist of the Year – Rick Faris
Female Vocalist of the. Year – Molly Tuttle
Male Vocalist of the Year – Del McCoury
Bass Player of the Year - Jason Moore
Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year- Justin Moses
Fiddle Player of the Year – Bronwyn Keith-Hynes
Guitar Player of the Year - Cody Kilby
Mandolin Player of the Year - Sierra Hull