Rhonda Vincent Is Big Winner At SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards

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Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at the SPBGMA Awards.

Rhonda Vincent was named Entertainer of the Year by The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) on Sunday, Feb. 8. The organization held its annual awards and convention at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville.

Vincent, the night’s big winner, also took home Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage won Bluegrass Band of the Year. The Rage member Josh Williams was honored with the Master’s Gold Award, which commemorates winning Guitar Performer of the Year a total of ten times. Band member Hunter Berry took home Fiddle Performer of the Year.

Tim Graves was inducted into the SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats.

41st annual award winners

Bluegrass Promoter of the Year: Bertie Sullivan
Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year: Sirius XM 061, Nashville, TN
Bluegrass DJ of the Year: Kyle Cantrell – Sirius XM 061, Nashville, TN
Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year: Tom T. Hall & Dixie Hall
Bluegrass Album of the Year: Pull Your Savior In by Larry Stephenson Band on Whysper Dream Music
Bassfiddle Performer of the Year: Butch Cooksey
Dobro Performer of the Year: Tim Graves
Guitar Performer of the Year: Tim Stafford
Mandolin Performer of the Year: Danny Roberts
Banjo Performer of the Year: Ben Greene
Fiddle Performer of the Year: Hunter Berry
Female Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary): Rhonda Vincent
Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional): Lorraine Jordan
Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary): Russell Moore
Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional): Marty Raybon
Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary): The Gibson Brothers
Gospel Group of the Year (Traditional): The Farm Hands
Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall): Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Vocal Group of the Year: The Gibson Brothers
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Grascals
Entertaining Group of the Year: The Farm Hands
Entertainer of the Year: Rhonda Vincent
Song of the Year: “That’s Kentucky” by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road for Pinecastle Records

 

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