ARA Artists on the 2nd IBMA Voting Ballot! 

 

For Your 2020 IBMA Voting Consideration


 

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Haggard - The Grascals
Written by: Harley Allen
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Straighten the Curves - The Grascals
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Gonna Rise & Shine - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
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GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

What Does God Look Like? - The Grascals
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New Life - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
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Gonna Rise and Shine - Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
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INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

AndiWayne - The Grascals
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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Caleb Daugherty Band
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COLLABORATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Going Through the Motions
The Caleb Daughtery Band with Rhonda Vincent
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MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

John Bryan

Daryl Mosley

 

BANJO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kristin Scott Benson

Justin Jenkins

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Terry Smith

Zak McLamb

Daryl Mosley

 

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Adam Haynes

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tony Watt

Richard Bennett

 

MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Danny Roberts

Alan Bibey

 

 

 

September 2018 - It's World of Bluegrass Time!

31st straight IBMA for our fearless leader! We are looking forward to being mostly awake this week.

September 2017 - It is World of Bluegrass Time!

July 27, 2017

 

We are so proud of all the artists that we represent and we would like to extend our congratulations to the ARA artists that are 2017 IBMA Award Nominees! 


 

 

  • Entertainer of the Year 
  • Vocal Group of the Year

 


 

  • ​Vocal Group of the Year
     
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year - “Hallelujah,” Blue Highway (artist/producer), Public Domain arranged by Blue Highway (writer), "Original Traditional" (album), Rounder Records (label) 


 

Click here to listen to "Hallelujah"

 

 


 

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  • Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - “Great Waterton,” Kristin Scott Benson (artist/writer/producer), "Stringworks" (album), Mountain Home Records (label)
     
  • Banjo Player of the Year - Kristin Scott Benson 
     

 

Click here to listen to "Great Waterton"
 

 

January 11, 2017


ARA is proud to represent wonderful artists and the music they have created during the IBMA voting eligibility period of April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
 
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION...
 



Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Song of the Year – "I Know Better"
Male Vocalist of the Year – John Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year – Terry Eldredge
Mandolin – Danny Roberts
Fiddle – Adam Haynes
Bass – Terry Smith
Banjo – Kristin Scott Benson
Album of the Year Stringworks, Kristin Scott Benson, Mountain Home 

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Great Waterton"
Recorded Event of the Year – "Fall Comes to New England" featuring Claire Lynch
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year – "You Gotta Climb Over the Cross"

    


Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year – Buddy Robertson
Female Vocalist of the Year – Charli Robertson
Female Vocalist of the Year – Kelsi Robertson Harrigill
Guitar – Buddy Robertson
Banjo – Paul Harrigill
Dobro – Michael Stockton
Bass – Dominic Illingworth
Mandolin – Kelsi Robertson Harrigill
Fiddle – Charli Robertson


Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Album of the Year – Aim High, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Rural Rhythm Records
Song of the Year – "Aim High" 
Gospel Recorded Event of the Year – "Closer to the Shore"
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Mountain Swing"

Male Vocalist of the Year – Steve Gulley
Guitar – Steve Gulley
Banjo – Matthew Cruby
Mandolin – Gary Robinson, Jr.
Bass – Bryan Turner

 
 


Emerging Artist of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

Album of the Year – Playing Hard to Forget, ClayBank, Rural Rhythm Records
Song of the Year
– "Playing Hard to Forget"
Song of the Year – "Up on Claybank"
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – "Foot Of The Phoenix"
Gospel Recorded Event of the Year – "I Believe"
Male Vocalist of the Year
 Zack Arnold
Male Vocalist of the Year
– Jacob Greer
Male Vocalist of the Year – Gary Trivette
Guitar – Jacob Greer
Banjo – Tyler Thompson
Bass – Gary Trivette
Mandolin – Zack Arnold

   

Please also keep in mind Kenny and Amanda Smith Band and Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition while voting. Thank you for your support of ARA artists all through the year and remembering them during your voting.