Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville.

Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
The Del McCoury Band

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Larry Sparks

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Rhonda Vincent

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
King Wilkie

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Kentucky Borderline," Rhonda Vincent (artist), Rhonda Vincent & Terry Herd (songwriters)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"It's Just the Night," the Del McCoury Band (McCoury Music), produced by Del & Ronnie McCoury

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
"Wondrous Love," Blue Highway (Rounder Records), produced by Alan O'Bryant

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Live at the Ragged Edge"
Tom Adams & Michael Cleveland, Rounder Records, produced by Tom Adams & Michael Cleveland

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Livin' Lovin' Losin: Songs of the Louvin Brothers"
Featuring Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Terri Clark, Merle Haggard, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Dunn, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Glen Campbell, Leslie Satcher, Kathy Louvin, Pamela Brown Hayes, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Jon Randall, Harley Allen, Dierks Bentley, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Dolly Parton, Sonya Isaacs, Marty Stuart, Del McCoury, Pam Tillis, Johnny Cash & the Jordanaires; Universal South Records; produced by Carl Jackson

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
BANJO - J.D. Crowe
DOBRO - Rob Ickes
BASS - Missy Raines
FIDDLE - Michael Cleveland
GUITAR - Bryan Sutton
MANDOLIN - Adam Steffey

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Art Stamper
Kirk & Becky Brandenberger
Moses "Mo" Asch
Tom T. & Dixie Hall
Jimmie Skinner

BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network & Sirius Satellite Radio, Nashville, TN

BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR
California Bluegrass Association 28th Annual Father's Day Bluegrass Festival, Grass Valley, Calif.

PRINT MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Thomas Goldsmith, editor of the book The Bluegrass Reader, features editor for the News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) and freelance writer for Bluegrass Unlimited.

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR RECORDED PROJECT
Sue Meyer (designer) for Bluegrass All-Stars: 16 Grand Slams from Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records

BEST LINER NOTES FOR RECORDED PROJECT
Eddie Stubbs & Charles Wolfe, PhD (writers) for 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered, by Mac Wiseman on Bear Family Records

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