IBMA 2020 

 

Hello Friends!  Our big week is finally here and we are looking forward to celebrating IBMA World of Bluegrass with you...virtually. This year has been filled with roadblocks, obstacles and things unforeseen that we could've never imagined but we WILL persevere with each other's help and support!  ARA would like to extend our gratitude to the IBMA staff for making sure that this event could still happen - THANK YOU!  

Please make sure to check out the ARA artists that are participating in a number of events this week!  Also, we have created a virtual office that you can visit for information about our artists and the services that we can provide.  We are available to assist you at any time!

Andrea, Jessie and Tammy

 


 

VWOB Schedule for ARA Artists:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:00 PM - IBMA Momentum Awards - Mentor of the Year nominee - Alan Bibey 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:17 PM - Bluegrass Ramble Showcase - Daryl Mosley

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00 AM - Artist-to-Artist with Kristin Scott Benson and Doyle Lawson

Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:00 PM - Songwriter Showcase - Jaelee Roberts performing "One's Real Life"

Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:00 PM - 31st Annual IBMA Awards 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Haggard - The Grascals
 
Written by: Harley Allen
 
[ Listen Now ]    [ Watch Video ]

 

GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Gonna Rise and Shine - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
 
[ Listen Now ]    [ Watch Video ]

 

BANJO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kristin Scott Benson

 

MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alan Bibey
     

 

 


 

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees: New Grass Revival, The Johnson Mountain Boys and J.T. Gray (Owner of Nashville's World Famous Station Inn). We also congratulate the Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients: bluegrass festival promoters Norman & Judy Adams, Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) founders Darrel & Phyllis Adkins, fiddle virtuoso/educator Darol Anger, San Diego's KSON "Bluegrass Special" host Wayne Rice and bluegrass innovator Jack Tottle.

 


 

If you haven't registered to participate in the business conference or for the free music pass visit WorldofBluegrass.org or directly to the ticket site here. Still have question about the format? Click here to read more!

 



Please consider donating to help bluegrass musicians and others who work in our industry that are struggling during the pandemic by contributing to the IBMA Trust Fund for COVID-19 Relief. Also, PNC Bank is currently matching donations up to $50,000, read the press release here
 
Venmo: @Intlbluegrass  |  paypal.me/IBMATrustFund  |  www.ibma.org

 

 

 

 

 

ARA Artists on the 2nd IBMA Voting Ballot! 

 

For Your 2020 IBMA Voting Consideration


 

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Haggard - The Grascals
Written by: Harley Allen
[ Listen Now ]    [ Watch Video ]

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Straighten the Curves - The Grascals
[ Listen Now ]

Gonna Rise & Shine - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
[ Listen Now ]

 

GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

What Does God Look Like? - The Grascals
[ Listen Now ]
 

New Life - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
[ Listen Now ]

Gonna Rise and Shine - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
[ Listen Now

 

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

AndiWayne - The Grascals
[ Listen Now ]

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Caleb Daugherty Band
[ Listen Now ]

 

COLLABORATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Going Through the Motions
The Caleb Daughtery Band with Rhonda Vincent
[ Listen Now ]

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

John Bryan

Daryl Mosley

 

BANJO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kristin Scott Benson

Justin Jenkins

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Terry Smith

Zak McLamb

Daryl Mosley

 

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Adam Haynes

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tony Watt

Richard Bennett

 

MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Danny Roberts

Alan Bibey

 

 

 

September 2018 - It's World of Bluegrass Time!

31st straight IBMA for our fearless leader! We are looking forward to being mostly awake this week.

September 2017 - It is World of Bluegrass Time!

July 27, 2017

 

We are so proud of all the artists that we represent and we would like to extend our congratulations to the ARA artists that are 2017 IBMA Award Nominees! 


 

 

  • Entertainer of the Year 
  • Vocal Group of the Year

 


 

  • ​Vocal Group of the Year
     
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - “Hallelujah,” Blue Highway (artist/producer), Public Domain arranged by Blue Highway (writer), "Original Traditional" (album), Rounder Records (label) 


 

Click here to listen to "Hallelujah"

 

 


 

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  • Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - “Great Waterton,” Kristin Scott Benson (artist/writer/producer), "Stringworks" (album), Mountain Home Records (label)
     
  • Banjo Player of the Year - Kristin Scott Benson 
     

 

Click here to listen to "Great Waterton"
 

 

January 11, 2017


ARA is proud to represent wonderful artists and the music they have created during the IBMA voting eligibility period of April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
 
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION...
 



Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Song of the Year – "I Know Better"
Male Vocalist of the Year – John Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year – Terry Eldredge
Mandolin – Danny Roberts
Fiddle – Adam Haynes
Bass – Terry Smith
Banjo – Kristin Scott Benson
Album of the Year Stringworks, Kristin Scott Benson, Mountain Home 

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Great Waterton"
Recorded Event of the Year – "Fall Comes to New England" featuring Claire Lynch
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year – "You Gotta Climb Over the Cross"

    


Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year – Buddy Robertson
Female Vocalist of the Year – Charli Robertson
Female Vocalist of the Year – Kelsi Robertson Harrigill
Guitar – Buddy Robertson
Banjo – Paul Harrigill
Dobro – Michael Stockton
Bass – Dominic Illingworth
Mandolin – Kelsi Robertson Harrigill
Fiddle – Charli Robertson


Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Album of the Year – Aim High, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Rural Rhythm Records
Song of the Year – "Aim High" 
Gospel Recorded Event of the Year – "Closer to the Shore"
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Mountain Swing"

Male Vocalist of the Year – Steve Gulley
Guitar – Steve Gulley
Banjo – Matthew Cruby
Mandolin – Gary Robinson, Jr.
Bass – Bryan Turner

 
 


Emerging Artist of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Album of the Year – Playing Hard to Forget, ClayBank, Rural Rhythm Records
Song of the Year
– "Playing Hard to Forget"
Song of the Year – "Up on Claybank"
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Foot Of The Phoenix"
Gospel Recorded Event of the Year – "I Believe"
Male Vocalist of the Year
 Zack Arnold
Male Vocalist of the Year
– Jacob Greer
Male Vocalist of the Year – Gary Trivette
Guitar – Jacob Greer
Banjo – Tyler Thompson
Bass – Gary Trivette
Mandolin – Zack Arnold

   

Please also keep in mind Kenny and Amanda Smith Band and Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition while voting. Thank you for your support of ARA artists all through the year and remembering them during your voting.