Winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in Nashville.

Below is the complete list of winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in Nashville.

Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year
TOM T. HALL & DIXIE HALL

Bluegrass Album of the Year
SONGS OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
By Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen (Pinecastle Records)

Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year
MIKE BUB

Dobro Performer of the Year
TIM GRAVES

Guitar Performer of the Year
JOSH WILLIAMS

Mandolin Performer of the Year
RONNIE MCCOURY

Banjo Performer of the Year
CIA CHERRYHOLMES

Fiddle Performer of the Year
HUNTER BERRY

Female Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary)
RHONDA VINCENT

Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional)
LYNN MORRIS

Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary)
LARRY STEPHENSON

Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional)
JAMES KING

Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary)
THE MARKSMEN

Gospel Group of the Year (Traditional)
DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER
(The Lewis Family is the recipient of the Grand Masters Gold Award 2005 as a 10-year winner in this category)

Gospel Group of the Year (Overall)
BLUE HIGHWAY

Vocal Group of the Year
DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER

Instrumental Group of the Year
RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall)
IIIRD TYME OUT

Entertaining Group of the Year
CHERRYHOLMES

Entertainer of the Year
RHONDA VINCENT

Song of the Year
CLINCH MOUNTAIN MYSTERY
The Larry Stephenson Band (Pinecastle Records)

International Band Contest
HIT & RUN BLUEGRASS BAND

Bluegrass Promoter of the Year
DWIGHT DILLMAN

Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year
WDVX-FM - CLINTON, TN

Bluegrass DJ of the Year
ALEX LEACH (WDVX-FM)

Bluegrass Club Newsletter of the Year
MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME ASSOCIATION

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