Dailey & Vincent take 4 IBMA awards
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Dailey & Vincent take 4 IBMA awards

Sunday, October 3, 2010 – Dailey & Vincent took four awards Thursday at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville, including the biggest prize of the night - entertainer of the year. The duo took the honor for the third straight year.

The duo also won Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year for "Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers," their tribute disc, which came out on Cracker Barrel/Rounder and Recorded Event of the Year. Dailey & Vincent were nominated for 10 awards.

"This was my dream album to do," Jamie Dailey said. "I've listened to the Statler Brothers since I was a nine year old kid."

Russell Moore of IIIrd Tyme Out took home Male Vocalist of the Year, while Claire Lynch was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper won Instrumental Group of the Year.

Ring the Bell by The Gibson Brothers, a song written by Chet O'Keefe, won Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.

John Hartford and Louise Scruggs were inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Recorded Event of the Year went to Give This Message To Your Heart by Larry Stephenson featuring Dailey & Vincent (artists), Ben Surratt & Larry Stephenson (producers), Whysper Dream.

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year was given to Durang's Hornpipe by Adam Steffey (artist), Barry Bales & Gary Paczosa (producers).

The Josh Williams Band took the Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

Instrumental Performers of the Year were given to:

Banjo - Kristin Scott Benson

Bass - Marshall Wilborn

Fiddle - Michael Cleveland

Dobro - Rob Ickes

Guitar - Josh Williams

Mandolin - Adam Steffey

This marked the 12th time that Ickes won the Dobro Award. Ickes thanked his bandmates in Blue Highway, Jerry Douglas "for the great inspiration," and his folks for taking him to "all those bluegrass festivals over the years."

"It's great to get an award for what you love to do. Thanks to all the ones who put an 'X' by my name and voted for me," Moore said. "I'll even thank the ones who didn't vote for me. I'll do my best over the next 12 months to make you proud."

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year was Kyle Cantrell on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Print Media Person of the Year was given to Eddie Dean and Dr. Ralph Stanley, authors of "Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times" (Gotham Books).

Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project went to Dr. Ted Olson (writer), "Appalachia Music from Home," Various Artists, Lonesome Records.

Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Artist: Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel (designer); "Dailey & Vincent; Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers"; Cracker Barrel/Rounder

Bluegrass Event of the Year Award was handed to 14th Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival; East Hartford, Conn.

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients went to Benjamin "Tex" Logan, Sherry Boyd, Lynn Morris, Richard Weize and Pete Wernick.

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