The Gibson Brothers repeated as the big winners at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on Thursday night (Sept. 26) in Raleigh, N.C. The ensemble collected their second consecutive entertainer of the year honor, while Eric Gibson won in the bluegrass songwriter category. In addition, their single "They Called It Music" was named the IBMA's song of the year.
Meanwhile, Junior Sisk and Claire Lynch received the male and female vocalist prizes. Della Mae won in the emerging artist category, and the Boxcars earned instrumental group honors. Balsam Range picked up the album of the year trophy for Papertown.
In addition, guitarist Tony Rice and the late Paul Warren were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Warren is best known for his lengthy tenure in Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' band, the Foggy Mountain Boys.
Hosted by Steep Canyon Rangers, the event featured performances from Balsam Range, the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars, Blue Highway, Dailey & Vincent, the Del McCoury Band, the Gibson Brothers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Steep Canyon Rangers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.
Here is a full list of winners from the 2013 IBMA Awards.
Hall of Fame: Tony Rice, Paul Warren
Entertainer of the Year: The Gibson Brothers
Instrumental Group: The Boxcars
Male Vocalist: Junior Sisk
Female Vocalist: Claire Lynch
Emerging Artist: Della Mae
Album of the Year
Producers: Balsam Range
Label: Mountain Home
Song of the Year
"They Called It Music"
The Gibson Brothers
Songwriters: Eric Gibson, Joe Newberry
Instrumental Recorded Performance
"Foggy Mountain Rock"
Tom Adams, Dan Tyminski, Ron Stewart, Dennis Crouch, Clay Hess, Randy Kohrs
Songwriters: Louise Certain, Burkett Graves, Gladys Stacey
Producer: Tim Austin
Label: Rounder Records
Gospel Recorded Performance
Songwriter: Squire Parsons
Producer: Marty Raybon
Label: Rural Rhythm
Recorded Event of the Year
"What'll I Do"
Terry Baucom with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Wyatt Rice, Steve Bryant, Buddy Melton
Producers: Terry Baucom, Cindy Baucom, Ed Lowe
Label: John Boy & Billy
Mandolin Player: Adam Steffey
Dobro Player: Rob Ickes
Bass Player: Barry Bales
Fiddle Player: Jason Carter
Guitar Player: Bryan Sutton
Banjo Player: Mike Munford
Bluegrass Songwriter: Eric Gibson
Broadcaster: Ronnie Reno
Print/Media Person: Fred Bartenstein
Bluegrass Event: Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (Bean Blossom, Ind.)
Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project: Carl Jackson, Dak Alley, Jimmy Mets for Grace Notes by Carl Jackson
Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project: Fred Bartenstein for Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers' They're Playing My Song
Additionally, the following Momentum Awards were presented Wednesday.
Instrumentalist: Chris Luquette, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Vocalist: Robert Greer, Town Mountain
Band: Town Mountain
New Festival or Venue: Bluegrass on the Plains (Auburn, Ala.)
Industry Involvement: Danny Clark
Mentor: Denise Stiff