2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville:

Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band
Male vocalist of the year: Dan Tyminski
Female vocalist of the year: Rhonda Vincent
Vocal group of the year: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Instrumental group of the year: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Song of the year: "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"; the Del McCoury Band (artists), Richard Thompson (writer)
Album of the year: "Down From the Mountain" (Lost Highway); Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dan Tyminski, The Cox Family, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, The Whites, Chris Thomas King with Colin Linden, and Emmylou Harris (artists), T Bone Burnett (producer)
Instrumental album of the year: "Flame Keeper" (Rounder); Michael Cleveland (artist), Mike Cleveland & Jeff White (producers)
Recorded event of the year: "Clinch Mountain Sweethearts" (Rebel); Ralph Stanley & Friends, Iris DeMent, Pam Tillis, Patty Mitchell, Gillian Welch, Dolly Parton, Maria Muldaur, Sara Evans, Joan Baez, Kristi Stanley, Gail Davies, Chely Wright, Melba Montgomery, Jeannie Seely, Lucinda Williams and Valerie Smith (artists); Bil VornDick (producer).
Gospel recorded performance of the year: "The Journey" (Doobie Shea Records); Mountain Heart (artists), Tim Austin and Mountain Heart (producers)
Emerging artists of the year: the Chapmans

Instrumental performers of the year:
Banjo player: Tom Adams
Bass player: Mike Bub
Dobro player: Jerry Douglas
Fiddle player: Michael Cleveland
Guitar player: Jim Hurst
Mandolin player: Adam Steffey

Hall of Honor inductees:
The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover
David Freeman

IBMA distinguished achievement awards:
Janette Carter
Pete Goble
The Lewis Family
Judy McCulloh
Tom Riggs

Broadcast personality of the year: Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network/Sirius Satellite Radio
Bluegrass event of the year: Down From the Mountain Tour, produced by Immortal Entertainment
Print media personality of the year: David Royko, Chicago Tribune/Bluegrass Unlimited
Best liner notes for recorded project: Bruce Winkworth (writer), "Newport Folk Festival: Best of Bluegrass 1959-66," Various Artists, Vanguard Records
Best graphic design for recorded project: Shawn Levesque (designer), "Shifting Sands of Time," the Wayfaring Strangers (artists), Rounder Records