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IBMA announces special awards nominees

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – Nominees in special awards categories were announced by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The categories were Broadcaster of the Year, Bluegrass Event of the Year, Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project, Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project, Print/Media Person of the Year and Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year.

Nominees are:

Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year
1. Chris Jones
2. Charles Humphrey III
3. Tammy Rogers King
4. Milan Miller
5. Donna Ulisse

Broadcaster of the Year:
1. Kyle Cantrell
2. Larry Carter
3. Joe Mullins
4. Ronnie Reno
5. Alan Tompkins

Event of the Year 1. 44th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival (Woodstown, NJ)
2. The 2015-16 Emelin Theatre Bluegrass Concert Series (Mamaroneck, NY)
3. La Roche Bluegrass Festival - Special 10th Edition (La Roche sur Foron, France)
4. Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (Lockbourne, Ohio)
5. New Richmond Bluegrass Festival (Quebec, Canada)

Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project
1. Darol Anger and Joe Walsh - Project : "The People Need Light"; Artist: Mr. Sun; Compass Records
2. Ron Block - Project: "Forbes Family Treasures, Volumes 1&2"; Artist: The Forbes Family; Rebel Records
3. Peter Cooper - Project: "The Muscle Shoals Recordings"; Artist: The SteelDrivers; Rounder Records
4. Daniel Mullins - Project: "The Blues Are Still The Blues"; Artist: The Traditional Grass; Rebel Records
5. Larry Nager - Project: "Modern Day Man"; Artist: Josh Williams; Rounder Records
6. Jim Wood - Project: "Home Made Sugar and a Puncheon Floor"; Artist: Howdy Forrester and John Hartford; Spring Fed Records

Best Graphic Design for Recorded Project
1. Robert Hakalski - Project: "Traveling Roots"; Artist: Matt Flinner Trio; Compass Records
2. Dave Hummel and Charles R. Humphrey III- Project: "Traveling Show'; Artist: Songs From The Road Band; Lucks Dumpy Toad Records
3. Anthony Ladd - Project: "The Road's Not Easy"; Artist: Ash Breeze; Travianna Records
4. Scott McCormick - Project: " Ladies & Gentlemen"; Artist: The Infamous Stringdusters; Compass Records
5. Jennifer Peck - Project: "Nothing But Sky"; Artist: Delta Reign; Travianna Records

Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year
1. Derek Halsey
2. David Morris
3. Daniel Mullins
4. Penny Parsons
5. Garet K. Woodward

The Special Awards will be handed out Sept. 29, during the World of Bluegrass Business Conference in Raleigh, N.C.

Nominees are selected by a specially appointed committee made up of bluegrass professionals who have significant knowledge of the history of the genre. The recipient of each award is decided on by the Panel of Electors.

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