2010 IBMA Winners

The 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards was a night to remember, as surprises and unexpected winners filled the evening. Some of the winners did not imagine they could win two years in a row, but there were a few who managed to make it onto the winners list again, with a number of newcomers and favorites. The awards were created to promote and develop bluegrass and to bring recognition to those who contribute greatly to the music industry. On 30 September 2010, deserving winners stepped onto the stage to be honored and commended for their efforts.

Dailey and Vincent enjoyed a second consecutive year of receiving an IBMA award, and as the night wore on they realized that they were also multiple award winners, including the prestigious award of Entertainer of the Year. The award winners for the 2010 International Blue Grass Music Awards were as follows:

Entertainer of the Year: Dailey & Vincent
Vocal Group of the Year: Dailey & Vincent
Instrumental Group of the Year: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Male Vocalist of the Year: Russell Moore
Female Vocalist of the Year: Clair Lynch
Song of the Year: Ring The Bell (The Gibson Brothers and songwriter Chet O’Keefe)
Album of the Year: Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers
Recorded Event of the Year: Give This Message To Your Heart
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year: Durang’s Hornpipe (Adam Steffey)
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year: Ring The Bell
Emerging Artist of the Year: Josh Williams Band
Instrumental Performers of the Year: Kristin Scot Benson (Banjo), Marshall Wilborn (Bass), Michael Cleveland (Fiddle), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Josh Williams (Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin)
Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients: Sherry Boyd, Lynn Morris, Benjamin “Tex” Logan, Pete Wernick, Richard Weize
Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year: Kyle Cantrell (Sirius XM Satellite Radio)
Print Media Person of the Year: Eddie Dean & Dr. Ralph Stanley
Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project: Dr. Ted Olson, Appalachia Music From Home, Lonesome Records, Various Artists
Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project: Julie Craig
Bluegrass Event of the Year Award: 14th Annual Produnk Bluegrass Music Festival
Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees: John Hartford, Louise Scruggs

Jamie Dailey, of Dailey & Vincent, reminisced about how he came to appreciate The Statler Brothers and the role they played in his music career, saying: “My dad bought me a Statler Brothers record and I heard Jimmy Fortune sing Elizabeth, and I thought “That’s what I want to do.” Darrin Vincent spoke about the importance of each performance, gathering their team together before each show, and saying: “A lot of people might have cancer, might be sick, might have financial trouble, marital trouble, any kind of trouble you can imagine, so we tell the guys it is our jobs to go in there for that hour and a half, hour and forty-five minutes and make their troubles go away.”