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Rhonda Vincent Leads BMI Stars’ Sweep of SPBGMA Awards

Posted in News on February 12, 2005
BMI talents triumphed in all 15 performer categories and in four instrumentalist categories at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's 31st annual awards show, held February 6 at the Sheraton Music City hotel in Nashville.

Rhonda VincentDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Rhonda Vincent was the night's biggest winner with three; she claimed the Entertainer of the Year trophy as well as prizes for Contemporary Female Vocalist and Best Instrumental Group (with her band, the Rage). Double winners were Larry Stephenson, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and songwriters Tom T. & Dixie Hall.

Jimmy GaudreauTom T. & Dixie Hall

The Lewis Family received the Grand Masters Gold Award for having won the traditional gospel group of the year honor for a total of 10 years.

Charlie WallerThe Lewis Family

Mandolinist Jimmy Gaudreau, who played key roles in such trailblazing groups as the Country Gentlemen, J. D. Crowe & the New South, Spectrum and Chesapeake, was inducted to the SPBGMA Preservation Hall.

Hunter Berry Blue Highway

Congratulations to BMI's SPBGMA winners:

Entertainer
Rhonda Vincent

Song
"Clinch Mountain Mystery"
The Larry Stephenson Band, artist
Tom T. & Dixie Hall, songwriters

Songwriter
Tom T. Hall & Dixie Hall

Josh WilliamsCherryholmes

Female Vocalist (Contemporary)
Rhonda Vincent

Female Vocalist (Traditional)
Lynn Morris

Male Vocalist (Contemporary)
Larry Stephenson

Male Vocalist (Traditional)
James King

Ronnie McCouryLynn Morris Band

Gospel Group (Contemporary)
The Marksmen

Gospel Group (Traditional)

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Gospel Group (Overall)
Blue Highway

IIIrd Tyme Out

Vocal Group
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Instrumental Group
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Bluegrass Band (Overall)
IIIrd Tyme Out

Entertaining Group
Cherryholmes

Album of the Year
Songs of the American Spirit
Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen

Guitar
Josh Williams

Mandolin
Ronnie McCoury

Banjo
Cia Cherryholmes

Fiddle
Hunter Berry