The biggest night on the bluegrass calendar, featuring once-in-a-lifetime moments and outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass.
Entertainer of the Year: Billy Strings
Album of the Year: Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy – Various Artists
Song of the Year: “Richest Man” – Balsam Range (artist), Jim Beavers/Jimmy Yeary/Connie Harrington (songwriters)
Vocal Group of the Year: Sister Sadie
Instrumental Group of the Year: Appalachian Road Show
New Artist of the Year: Appalachian Road Show
The Stoneman Family
Founded by the IBMA in 1991, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (initially named of “Hall of Honor”) is the bluegrass music industry’s tribute to the pioneers of the music and the people who have made it great.
Recognizing outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in bluegrass music.
Honoring forerunners and ambassadors for bluegrass music.
Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.
Recognizing artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers.