Friday, October 3, 2008

IBMA Live - Thursday - Awards Show Edition

The stories of the IBMA award show were two standout surprises, some nice stories, and the amazing power shown by Dailey & Vincent who walked off with six awards to the enthusiastic cheers of the audience. Over at The Bluegrass Blog they raise the issue of whether six awards constitute a sweep. Dailey & Vincent took home enough hardward to decorate the mantles of every member of the band. That's a pretty strong performance. We had seats way up in the nosebleed section of the Ryman, and I didn't toddle down to the main level to take pictures, so please forgive the angles and, perhaps, a little fuzziness.

Cia Cherryholmes & Sami Butler at Awards Luncheon

Bill Harrell Receives Distinguished Achievement Award
from Larry Stevenson

Bill Harrell and Larry Stephenson

Kyle Cantrell - Broadcaster of the Year

Alan Munde Receives Distinguished Achievement Award
from Mike Bub

Ricky Skaggs w/odd banjo

Mando Jam in Exhibition Area w/Mike Compton

Jens Kruger, Mark Johnson & Joel Landsberg in Deering Booth

Terry Baucom w/Baucom Deering #1

Terry Baucom & Jens Kruger

Chris Pandolfi at Huber Banjos booth

Dale Pyatt & Steve Thomas

Kristin Scott Benson - Banjo Player of the Year

Brooke Justice, Darin Aldridge, Kristen and Wayne Benson & Hogan

Dale Ann Bradley - Female Vocalist of the Year

Steep Canyon Rangers open the show

Dailey & Vincent Receive One of Six Awards

Blue Highway sings "Window of a Train"

Michael Cleveland - Fiddle Player of the Year

The Steeldrivers

Andy Hall - Instrumental Album of the Year

Kristin Scott Benson - Banjo Player of the Year

Del McCoury Band
Del also did a fine job as emcee

Rob Ickes - Dobro Player of the Year
Dan Tyminski Band sings "Wheels"

Jamie Dailey accepts an award

Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford receive Song of the Year
"Through the Windows of a Train"

Dailey & Vincent - Entertainer of the Year
presenters - Lynn Morris and Marshal Wilborn

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Close the Show

Commentary on the IBMA experience next week some time. Fan Fest today and tomorrow. I'll be backstage. Should be fun.

1 comment:

  1. Ted,

    This has been a wonderful week that you've shared with those of us who weren't there.

    Highlight for me was seeing Lynn Morris. I just loved that. Also the picture of Kristen, Wayne and baby Hogan (talk about like father like son) was so great.

    Thank you for some great pics and for taking the time to share them.