The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced its 2022 Momentum Awards winners, honored as part of this week’s IBMA World of Bluegrass.
The Momentum Awards focus on artists and industry professionals who are in the early stages of their bluegrass careers. Four performance awards are given: one for Band and Vocalist, and two for Instrumentalist, with two more awards recognizing industry achievements for Industry Involvement and Mentor.
Nominees and recipients are selected by a committee, and with the exception of the Mentor category, anyone previously nominated for an IBMA Music or Industry Award may not be considered for a Momentum Award.
The 2022 Momentum Awards recipients:
Industry Involvement: Lillian Werbin
Mentor (Award Sponsor: Rounder Records): Kimber Ludiker
Instrumentalists (Award Sponsor: Pre-War Guitars Company): George Jackson & Harry Clark
Vocalist: Rebekka Nilsson
Band (Award Sponsor: Bluegrass Country Radio): Full Cord
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