IBMA Announces Industry Awards During World Of Bluegrass Week

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the recipients of the 2020 Industry Awards. The trophies were announced yesterday (Sept. 30) as part of this week’s IBMA Virtual World of Bluegrass.

This year’s awards, hosted by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn and sponsored by Homespun Music Instruction, recognize outstanding work in categories including Broadcaster of the Year, Event of the Year, Graphic Designer of the Year, Liner Notes of the Year, Writer of the Year, Sound Engineer of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.

The 2020 Industry Awards Recipients:
Broadcaster of the Year –Michael Kear
Event of the Year – Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week, Elkins, WV
Graphic Designer of the Year – Michael Armistead
Liner Notes of the Year – Katy Daley, Live at the Cellar Door – The Seldom Scene
Writer of the Year – Derek Halsey
Sound Engineer of the Year – Stephen Mougin
Songwriter of the Year – Milan Miller

Additionally, the show featured a segment honoring the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards: festival pioneers 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.


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