2003 IBMA Nominations

Entertainer of the Year
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Del McCoury Band
Mountain Heart
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.

Instrumental Group of the Year
Blue Highway
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Del McCoury Band
Mountain Heart
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Vocal Group of the Year
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Del McCoury Band
Mountain Heart
IIIrd Tyme Out.

Male Vocalist of the Year
Ronnie Bowman
Del McCoury
Russell Moore
Tim O’Brien
Dan Tyminski.

Female Vocalist of the Year
Dale Ann Bradley
Alison Krauss
Patty Loveless
Lynn Morris
Rhonda Vincent.

Song of the Year
• “A Simple Life”
Artist: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Songwriter: Harley Allen


• “Anything Southbound”
Artist: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Songwriters: Larry Cordle and Mike Anthony


• “Blue Train (of the Heartbreak Line)”
Artist: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Songwriter: John D. Loudermilk


• “Long Time Gone”
Artist: Dixie Chicks
Songwriter: Darrell Scott


• “Shape of a Tear”
Artist: Lynn Morris Band

Songwriter: Hugh Campbell

Album of the Year
Alison Krauss & Union Station Live
Alison Krauss & Union Station


Live at the Charleston Music Hall
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder


Shape of a Tear
Lynn Morris Band


Songs From the Workbench
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time


Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. III
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Iris DeMent; Rodney Dillard, Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Vince Gill, Josh Graves, Jamie Hanna, Emmylou Harris, Byron House, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Jonathan McEuen, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Glenn Worf and Dwight Yoakam

Emerging Artists of the Year
Nothin’ Fancy
David Peterson & 1946
Pine Mountain Railroad
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Wildfire

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year
Eye of the Storm
The Issacs


I’ll Meet You in the Gloryland
Paul Williams & the Victory Trio


• “Lost as a Ball in High Weeds”
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time


Singing on Streets of Gold
IIIrd Tyme Out


• “The Hand Made Cross”
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Instrumental Album of the Year
The Bluegrass Fiddle Album
Aubrey Haynie


Glen Duncan
Glen Duncan


I Rest My Case
Randy Howard


Kickin’ Grass
Jesse Brock


Spider Bit the Baby
Kenny Baker.

Recorded Event of the Year
Christmas on the Mountain: A Bluegrass Christmas
Del McCoury Band, Doc Watson, Mac Wiseman, Cyndi Wheeler, Tim O’Brien, the Osborne Brothers, Ronnie McCoury and the GrooveGrass Boyz


Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions
The Chieftains featuring Bela Fleck, Vince Gill, Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Martina McBride, Del McCoury Band, Buddy & Julie Miller, Tim O’Brien, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and Jeff White


Legacy
Doc Watson and David Holt


Old & in the Gray
David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Herb Pedersen and Bryn Bright


Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. III
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Iris DeMent; Rodney Dillard, Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Vince Gill, Josh Graves, Jamie Hanna, Emmylou Harris, Byron House, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Jonathan McEuen, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Glenn Worf and Dwight Yoakam

Instrumental Performers of the Year

Banjo
Ron Block
J.D. Crowe
Rob McCoury
Jim Mills
Sammy Shelor

Bass
Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Terry Eldredge
Missy Raines
Marshall Wilborn

Dobro
Mike Auldridge
Jerry Douglas
Josh Graves
Rob Ickes
Phil Leadbetter

Fiddle
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Aubrey Haynie
Ron Stewart.

Guitar
Jim Hurst
Tony Rice
Bryan Sutton
Dan Tyminski
Doc Watson

Mandolin
Wayne Benson
Sam Bush
Mike Compton
Ronnie McCoury
Adam Steffey