A Good Year to Be Named Dailey or Vincent at 2008 IBMA Awards

Brady Vercher | October 2nd, 2008

The 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards were passed out tonight as the bluegrass community descended upon the Ryman in Nashville, TN to find out who this year’s recipients would be. The show was hosted by Del McCoury, but the big winner of the night was the new group Dailey & Vincent. They wrested the Vocal Group award from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver who have had a stranglehold on it for the past 7 years and featured Jamie Dailey as vocalist before he set off with Darrin Vincent to release their self-titled debut album earlier this year. The new group picked up several other awards, including Gospel Recorded Performance–another category largely dominated by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver over the past 7 years–for their recording of “By The Mark.” It was the first time this decade that Lawson’s group has been shut out at the bluegrass awards. Dailey also picked up the Male Vocalist award and Dale Ann Bradley repeated her 2007 win as Female Vocalist. Noted for his high pitched vocal, if it were up to Dailey, that last award would be his, too. In an article on CMT, he’s quoted as saying, “whoever wins the female vocalist of the year award, I’m going up there and take it away from her.” The other winners are designated in bold below.

Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees

Bill Clifton
Charles K. Wolfe

Entertainer of the Year

Dailey & Vincent
The Grascals
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Del McCoury Band
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Vocal Group of the Year

Blue Highway
Dailey & Vincent
The Grascals
The Isaacs
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

Instrumental Group of the Year

Blue Highway
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Infamous Stringdusters
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
The Dan Tyminski Band

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jamie Dailey
Russell Moore
Tim O’Brien
Danny Paisley
Dan Tyminski

Female Vocalist of the Year

Dale Ann Bradley
Sonya Isaacs
Alison Krauss
Claire Lynch
Rhonda Vincent

Album of the Year

(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Label)

Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent
Produced by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent
Rounder Records

Honoring The Fathers of Bluegrass -Tribute to 1946 and 1947, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Produced by Ricky Skaggs
Skaggs Family Records

Lovin’ Pretty Women, Steep Canyon Rangers
Produced by Ronnie Bowman
Rebel Records

The SteelDrivers, The SteelDrivers
Produced by Luke Wooten and The SteelDrivers
Rounder Records

Through The Window Of A Train, Blue Highway
Produced by Blue Highway
Rounder Records

Song of the Year

(Award goes to Artist(s) and Songwriter(s))

“Alison’s Band,” Charlie Sizemore Band
Songwriters: Charlie Sizemore and Buddy Cannon

“By The Mark,” Dailey & Vincent
Songwriters: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

“Drinkin’ Dark Whiskey,” The SteelDrivers
Songwriters: Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton

“More Than A Name On A Wall,” Dailey & Vincent
Songwriters: Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel

“Through The Window Of A Train,” Blue Highway
Songwriters: Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year

(Award for song or album goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Label)

“Be Still Moses,” Steep Canyon Rangers
Produced by Ronnie Bowman
Rebel Records

“By The Mark,” Dailey & Vincent
Produced by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent
Rounder Records

“Help Is On The Way,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Produced by Doyle Lawson
Horizon Records

“Salt Of The Earth,” Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
Produced by Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
Skaggs Family Records

“Where No One Stands Alone,” Paul Williams & The Victory Trio
Produced by Paul Williams
Rebel Records

Instrumental Album of the Year

(Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Label)

Live At The Linda, David Grier
Produced by David Grier
Dreadnought Records

Sound of the Slide Guitar, Andy Hall
Produced by Andy Hall
Sugar Hill Records

Stepping Out, Jason Davis
Produced by Jason Davis and Greg Luck
Pinecastle Records

The Past Is Present, Jason Barie

Produced by Jason Barie
Pinecastle Records

When At Last, Russ Barenberg
Produced by Russ Barenberg
Compass Records

Recorded Event of the Year

(Award goes to featured Artists, Producer(s), and Label)

Christmas Grass, Vol. 3
Featuring 3 Fox Drive, Sonya Isaacs, John Cowan, Sarah Jarosz, Larry Sparks, Russell Moore and Charlie Daniels
Produced by Greg Cole, Chuck Rhodes, and 3 Fox Drive
KOCH Records

Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brother
Featuring Everett Lilly, Bea Lilly, Charles Lilly, Daniel Lilly, Mark Lilly, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Billy Walker, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, David Ball, Charlie Cushman, Larry Stephenson, Joe Spivey, Eddie Stubbs, Jason Carter, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Bub, Rad Lewis, Andy May, Darrin Vincent, Marcia Campbell, Clay Rigdon, Eric Blankenship and Bill Wolfenbarger
Produced by Charles Lilly and Bill Wolfenbarger
Swift River Music

Salt of the Earth
Featuring Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
Produced by Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
Skaggs Family Records

Standard Songs for Average People
John Prine & Mac Wiseman
Produced by John Prine and David Ferguson
Oh Boy Records

We Are Family
Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Lewis Family, and The Easter Brothers
Produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter
Daywind Records

Emerging Artist of the Year

Cadillac Sky
Dailey & Vincent
Grasstowne
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
The SteelDrivers

Banjo Player of the Year

Kristin Scott Benson
J.D. Crowe
Jim Mills
Earl Scruggs
Ron Stewart

Bass Player of the Year

Barry Bales
Mike Bub
Missy Raines
Darrin Vincent
Marshall Wilborn

Fiddle Player of the Year

Hunter Berry
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Ron Stewart

Dobro Player of the Year

Mike Auldridge
Jerry Douglas
Rob Ickes
Randy Kohrs
Phil Leadbetter

Guitar Player of the Year

Cody Kilby
Tony Rice
Tim Stafford
Bryan Sutton
Josh Williams

Mandolin Player of the Year

Sam Bush
Sierra Hull
Doyle Lawson
Ronnie McCoury
Adam Steffey

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Bill Harrell
The Banjo Newsletter
Art Menius
The Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Joe Carr & Alan Munde

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year

Kyle Cantrell; Bluegrass Junction, XM Satellite Radio
Katy Daley; WAMU’s bluegrasscountry.org
Terry Herd; Into the Blue, Bluegrass Radio Network

Print Media Person of the Year

Stephanie P. Ledgin, freelance writer, photographer, and author
Craig Shelburne, CMT.com
Chris Stuart, freelance writer for Bluegrass Unlimited

Best Graphic Design for Recorded Project

Award goes to Designer, Artist, and Label

Designed by Greg Carr and Sarah Holman
What The, Pete Wernick & Flexigrass
Niwot Records

Designed by Smay Vision Graphic Design
The Stanley Brothers: The Definitive Collection (1947-1966), The Stanley Brothers
Time Life

Designed by Loren Witcher
Punch, The Punch Brothers
Nonesuch

Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project

Award goes to Writer(s), Artist(s), and Label

Written by Frank & Marty Godbey
Bluegrass Holiday, J.D. Crowe
Rebel Records

Written by Gary Reid
The Stanley Brothers: The Definitive Collection (1947-1966), The Stanley Brothers
Time Life

Written by Ron Thomason
Good News, Charlie Sizemore Band
Rounder Records

Bluegrass Event of the Year

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival; Ancramdale, New York; July 2007
The River City Bluegrass Festival; Portland, Oregon; January 2008
29th Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival; Thomas Point Beach, Maine; Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007

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  1. agent713
    October 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I picked Dailey & Vincent’s album up last week and after listening to it non-stop, I have to agree with all of their wins. They are fantastic and VERY deserving. Way to go guys!

  2. Brody Vercher
    October 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

    The moral: If you have a baby boy this year, do him a favor and name him Dailey or Vincent, or even Dailey Vincent. He’ll thank you later.

  3. John Maglite
    October 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

    I like that the IBMA gives awards for Graphic Design and Liner Notes.

    I guess this means I should finally get around to checking out Dailey & Vincent.

  4. leeann Ward
    October 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Yes, John, I think you should. It was the review on this site that got me to do it. I *am* a sucker for bluegrass though.

  5. Matt C.
    October 4, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Dailey & Vincent deserve every award they won, with the possible exception of entertainer of the year. I suspect that they would’ve won song of the year if they hadn’t been nominated twice in that category. I predicted when the nominations came out that the D&V vote would be split and The Steeldrivers would take it. Instead, the voting in this category was hopelessly muddled and Blue Highway was the rather undeserving winner.

  6. leeann Ward
    October 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I am in love with The Steeldrivers’ music.

    Brody, Dailey Vincent kind of sounds like a Soap Opera name, doesn’t it?:)

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