Nominations for the 31st yearly Global Bluegrass Songs Association Awards had been unveiled Friday in a live function broadcast on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction channel, with an array of talent from legends to newcomers acknowledged in extra than a dozen types. Level of competition was so tight in the top prize race this calendar year that Entertainer of the Yr capabilities 6 nominees in its place of the usual 5.

Musicians vying for Entertainer of the 12 months are Balsam Array, Billy Strings, Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sister Sadie and Particular Consensus.

With their mention in the category. Billy Strings, past year’s New Artist and Guitar Participant awards winner, scores his first nomination for Entertainer of the Year, as do the associates of Special Consensus. Balsam Variety and 9-time Entertainer of the 12 months winners the Del McCoury Band (led by Corridor of Fame honoree Del McCoury) were also nominated in the class in 2019. Many nominee Doyle Lawson is also enshrined in the Bluegrass Corridor of Fame.

The 2020 Distinguished Accomplishment Award recipients and the inductees into the Bluegrass Corridor of Fame had been also declared. The latter will include groundbreaking modern day bluegrass band New Grass Revival, standard bluegrass icons the Johnson Mountain Boys, and Earl “J.T.” Gray, a bluegrass musician who would go on to share his passion for the genre by means of his possession of one of Nashville’s most historically important music venues, the Station Inn.

2020 Bluegrass Awards Nominations : See the Whole Checklist

The IBMA Bluegrass Audio Awards will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction Thursday, Oct 1st. Extra information about the broadcast will be declared in the coming months. The awards ceremony, the Planet of Bluegrass new music festival, and yearly conference have been scheduled for the slide in Raleigh, North Carolina. When organizers carry on to operate on building a safe and sound in-particular person event expertise, this year’s festivities will just take area practically, with the meeting, showcases, awards and performances offered on line from September 28th by means of October 3rd, with the possibility of extending celebration content material beyond those dates.

Right here are the 2020 nominees for the Global Bluegrass Songs Awards:

Entertainer of the yr (tie)

Balsam Array

Billy Strings

Del McCoury Band

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Sister Sadie

Special Consensus

Vocal group of the year

Balsam Range

Blue Highway

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Sister Sadie

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Instrumental team of the year

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Mile Twelve

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Sam Bush Band

The Travelin’ McCourys

ALBUM OF THE Calendar year (Tie)

Chicago Barn Dance, Special Consensus

Residence, Billy Strings

Live in Prague, Czech Republic, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

New Moon More than My Shoulder, Larry Sparks

Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland

Toil, Tears & Trouble, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

Tribulation, Appalachian Street Present

Track OF THE Calendar year “Both Finishes of the Trail,” Blue Highway

“Chicago Barn Dance,” Exclusive Consensus with Michael Cleveland & Becky Buller

“Haggard,” The Grascals

“Hickory, Walnut & Pine,” The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

“Living Like There’s No Tomorrow,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE Yr “Angel Much too Shortly,” Balsam Assortment

“Because He Cherished Me,” Dale Ann Bradley

“Gonna Increase and Shine,” Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

“I’m Going to Heaven,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

“Little Black Train,” Appalachian Road Present

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE 12 months “Tall Fiddler,” Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel

“Shenandoah Breakdown,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

“Soldier’s Joy,” Jesse McReynolds with Michael Cleveland

“The Appalachian Road,” Appalachian Road Exhibit

“Guitar Peace,” Billy Strings

NEW ARTIST OF THE Calendar year Appalachian Road Display

Carolina Blue

Higher Fidelity

Merle Monroe

Mile Twelve

COLLABORATIVE RECORDING OF THE Yr “Chicago Barn Dance,” Exclusive Consensus with Michael Cleveland & Becky Buller

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Jason Barie showcasing Del McCoury & Paul Williams

“Tall Fiddler,” Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel

“The Barber’s Fiddle,” Becky Buller with Shawn Camp, Jason Carter, Laurie Lewis, Kati Penn, Sam Bush, Michael Cleveland, Johnny Warren, Stuart Duncan, Deanie Richardson, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Jason Barie, Fred Carpenter, Tyler Andal, Nate Lee, Dan Boner, Brian Christianson, and Laura Orshaw

“On and On,” Gena Britt with Brooke Aldridge


Del McCoury

Russell Moore

Danny Paisley

Larry Sparks

Woman VOCALIST Brooke Aldridge

Dale Ann Bradley

Amanda Smith

Molly Tuttle

Rhonda Vincent

BANJO Player OF THE 12 months Kristin Scott Benson

Gena Britt

Gina Furtado

Ned Luberecki

Scott Vestal

BASS Participant OF THE 12 months Barry Bales

Mike Bub

Todd Phillips

Missy Raines

Marshall Wilborn

FIDDLE Player OF THE Calendar year Becky Buller

Jason Carter

Michael Cleveland

Stuart Duncan

Deanie Richardson

RESOPHONIC GUITAR Player OF THE Calendar year Jerry Douglas

Andy Hall

Rob Ickes

Phil Leadbetter

Justin Moses

GUITAR Participant OF THE Calendar year Trey Hensley

Billy Strings

Bryan Sutton

Molly Tuttle

Jake Workman

MANDOLIN Player OF THE Calendar year Alan Bibey

Jesse Brock

Sam Bush

Sierra Hull

Ronnie McCoury