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IBMA 2018 Awards

The 2018     Awards took place September 27th, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On behalf of Roadhouse-Radio, congratulations to all of the amazing musicians and entertainers who were this years winners and nominees.  We have enjoyed broadcasting this music for our listening audience around the world, and will continue to feature the accomplishments of these artists in future broadcasts of docs-roadhouse-radio.

For 2018 the nominees and winners are:

International bluegrass music association  ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
***Balsam Range
The Earls of Leicester
Del McCoury Band
The Gibson Brothers

International bluegrass music association  VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:

The Gibson Brothers
Flatt Lonesome
***Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
I’m With Her
Balsam Range

International bluegrass music association  INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Punch Brothers
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
***The Travelin’ McCourys
Sam Bush Band

International bluegrass music association  SONG OF THE YEAR:

You Didn’t Call My Name

Molly Tuttle (artist), Molly Tuttle (writer)

Way Down the River Road

Special Consensus (artist), John Hartford (writer)

***If I’d Have Wrote That Song

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Larry Cordle/Larry Shell/James Silvers (writers)

Calamity Jane

Becky Buller (artist), Becky Buller/Tim Stafford (writers)

Swept Away

Missy Raines (artist), Laurie Lewis (writer)

International bluegrass music association   ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Mayhayley’s House

Lonesome River Band (artist), Lonesome River Band (producers), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

The Story We Tell

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (artist), Joe Mullins (producer), Rebel Records (label)

***Rivers & Roads

Special Consensus (artist), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)

Life Is a Story

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artist), Doyle Lawson (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)


Molly Tuttle (artist), Kai Welch (producer), Compass Records (label)

International bluegrass music association  GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE:

Travelin’ Shoes

Special Consensus (artist), Traditional arranged by Special Consensus (writer), Rivers & Roads (album), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label) 

When God’s in It

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Ronnie Bowman/Jerry Salley (writers), The Story We Tell (album), Joe Mullins (producer), Rebel Records (label)

I’m Going Under

Darin & Brooke Aldridge (artist), Karen Taylor-Good/Bill Whyte (writers), Single release, Unknown (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

Little Girl

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artist), Harley Lee Allen (writer), Life Is a Story (album), Doyle Lawson (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

***Speakin’ to That Mountain

Becky Buller (artist), Becky Buller/Jeff Hyde (writers), Crepe Paper Heart (album) Stephen Mougin (producer), Dark Shadow Recording (label)

International bluegrass music association   INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:


Mile Twelve (artist), Mile Twelve (writers), Onwards (album), Stephen Mougin (producer), Independent (label)

Medley: Sally in the Garden/Big Country/Molly Put the Kettle On

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn (artists), Sally in the Garden & Molly Put the Kettle On – Traditional arranged by Fleck & Washburn, Big Country – Bela Fleck (writers), Echo in the Valley (album), Bela Fleck (producer), Rounder Records (label)


Infamous Stringdusters (artist), Infamous Stringdusters (writers), Laws of Gravity (album), Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Hume (producers), Compass Records (label)

Lynchburg Chicken Run

The Grascals (artist), Danny Roberts/Adam Haynes (writers), Before Breakfast (album), The Grascals (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

***Squirrel Hunters

Special Consensus with John Hartford, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer (10 String Symphony), and Alison Brown (artists), Traditional arranged Alison Brown/Special Consensus (writers), Rivers & Roads (album), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)

International bluegrass music association   EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

***The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Billy Strings
Sister Sadie
Mile Twelve
Molly Tuttle
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

 International bluegrass music association   RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR:

She Took the Tennessee River

Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne (artists), Rivers and Roads (album), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)

Calamity Jane

Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent (artists), Crepe Paper Heart (album), Stephen Mougin (producer), Dark Shadow Recording (label)

I’ll Just Go Away

Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill (artists), Dale Ann Bradley (album), Dale Ann Bradley (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)

The Rebel and the Rose

Becky Buller with Sam Bush (artists), Crepe Paper Heart (album), Stephen Mougin (producer), Dark Shadow Recording (label)

Swept Away

Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, and Molly Tuttle (artists), single release, Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)

International bluegrass music association   FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Dale Ann Bradley
Brooke Aldridge
Rhonda Vincent
Becky Buller
Molly Tuttle

International bluegrass music association  MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Del McCoury
Shawn Camp
Tim O’Brien
Buddy Melton
Russell Moore

International bluegrass music association   BANJO PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Sammy Shelor
Noam Pikelny
Gina Clowes
Kristin Scott Benson
Ned Luberecki  (B3)

 International bluegrass music association  BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Mark Schatz
Missy Raines
Barry Bales
Tim Surrett
Mike Bub

 International bluegrass music association  DOBRO PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Andy Hall
Phil Leadbetter
Rob Ickes
Justin Moses
Jerry Douglas

 International bluegrass music association  FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Becky Buller
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Hunter Berry
Stuart Duncan

International bluegrass music association    GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Kenny Smith
Billy Strings
Josh Williams
Molly Tuttle
Bryan Sutton

 International bluegrass music association  MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Sierra Hull
Jesse Brock
Ronnie McCoury
Frank Solivan
Sam Bush