Raleigh, NC (Sept. 30, 2019) — Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers won the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award at the 30th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards; this is the band’s first win – and first nomination – in this category. The band also won Collaborative Recording of the Year for their work on “The Guitar Song,” featuring Grand Ole Opry and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Del McCoury, from their latest album, For The Record, released earlier this year on Billy Blue Records.
The International Bluegrass Music Awards, part of the annual weeklong World of Bluegrass Conference, were held at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Awards were voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).
“We are so thankful and a little overwhelmed,” says Joe Mullins. “To be included in the Entertainer of the Year category alongside some of our heroes and bands we’re huge fans of, was very humbling. To receive the award from our peers provides us with great encouragement and inspiration. What a wonderful blessing!”
Mullins and The Radio Ramblers kicked off the week with the release of their very first concept video for their song “Bacon In My Beans,” via a social media premier on The Bluegrass Situation. They also performed the song, which is their newest single, during the IBMA Awards.
Photo: Dan Schram/IBMA