Sam and Band Nominated for Three 2017 IBMA Awards

Jul 30, 2017

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominations for its annual awards, and Sam and Band are honored to be included in the following categories:

  • Mandolin Player of the Year: Sam Bush
  • Instrumental Recorded Performance: “Greenbrier,” written by Sam Bush and Scott Vestal and performed by the Sam Bush Band on the Storyman CD. 
  • Recorded Event of the Year: “Steamboat Whistle Blues,” by Michael Cleveland featuring Sam Bush on mandolin and vocals, from Cleveland’s Fiddler’s Dream CD. 

Voting for the final round closes on August 15, and the winners will be announced at the annual IBMA Awards Show on Thursday, September 28 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted by Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Tickets to the show are available here.

Congratulations to all of the nominees.


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