Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were triple winners at the recent 14th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, an evening capped by Entertainer of the Year honors for the Del McCoury Band and a surprise invitation. Upon accepting his eighth top Entertainer prize (1994-2000, 2002), McCoury was asked to join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry; the induction ceremony is set for October 25.
WSM Radio's Eddie Stubbs, Doyle Lawson, Del McCoury, Dan Tyminksi, BMI's Paul Corbin
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver was named Vocal Group of the Year for a third time and claimed victory for Gospel Recorded Performance with "The Hand Made Cross." They shared Song of the Year honors for "Blue Train (Of the Heartbreak Line)" with legendary BMI Award-winner songwriter John D. Loudermilk.
Dan Tyminksi, BMI's David Preston, IBMA Executive Director Dan Hays
Rhonda Vincent was crowned Female Vocalist for the fourth consecutive year, and Dan Tyminski, a member of Alison Krauss + Union Station as well as a solo artist, collected his third Male Vocalist award.
Bradley Collins, Dixie & Tom T. Hall
Krauss and Tyminski, who hosted the show from the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, accepted the prize for Album of the Year for Alison Krauss + Union Station Live, along with band members Barry Bales, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas.
Randy Scruggs, David Preston, Steve Fishell
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. III was named Recorded Event of the Year; produced by Randy Scruggs & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the project featured performances by BMI talents Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, Rodney Dillard, Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, and Dwight Yoakam. Aubrey Haynie's The Bluegrass Fiddle Album was recognized as Instrumental Album of the Year. Top Instrumental Performers included six-time victor Rob Ickes (dobro) and four-time champ Jim Mills (guitar).
David Preston, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminksi, DS Management's Denise Stiff
J.D. Crowe, who first gained bluegrass favor as a member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and has recorded some of the genre's most influential albums, was inducted by Sonny Osborne to the IBMA's Bluegrass Hall of Honor.
Paul Corbin, Jerry Douglas, Bradley Collins
Mark Mason, Rhonda Vincent
Ronnie Bowman, David Preston
Congratulations to BMI's 2003 IBMA Award winners:
Hall of Honor Inductee
J. D. Crowe
Entertainer of the Year
The Del McCoury Band
Vocal Group of the Year
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Song of the Year
"Blue Train (Of the Heartbreak Line)"
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists), John D. Loudermilk (songwriter)
Album of the Year
Alison Krauss + Union Station LIVE
Alison Krauss + Union Station (artists and producers)
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year
"The Hand Made Cross" (from the album Hard Game of Love)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists); Doyle Lawson (producer)
Instrumental Album of the Year
The Bluegrass Fiddle Album
Aubrey Haynie (artist and producer)
Recorded Event of the Year
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. III
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, Rodney Dillard, Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Dwight Yoakam (artists); Randy Scruggs & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (producers)
Instrumental Performers of the Year