The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Bluegrass Music Awards named Rhonda Vincent the Entertainer of the Year.     It was a Triple win for Eastern NC’s Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road as Lorraine took home SPBGMA’s 2015  Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year.  The group’s picker Ben Greene wins for Banjo Performer of the Year and “That’s Kentucky” won Song of the Year.   Rhonda Vincent picked up a trophy for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as Bluegrass Band of the Year with her band, The Rage.

2015 AWARD WINNERS
Results of Presentations held on Sunday, February 8th.

Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year: Tom T. Hall & Dixie Hall
Bluegrass Album of the Year: “PULL YOUR SAVIOR IN” – by Larry Stephenson Band on Whysper Dream Music
Song of the Year: “THAT’S KENTUCKY” – by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road for Pinecastle Records
Bassfiddle Performer of the Year: Butch Cooksey
Dobro Performer of the Year: Tim Graves
Guitar Performer of the Year: Tim Stafford
Mandolin Performer of the Year: Danny Roberts
Banjo Performer of the Year: Ben Greene
Fiddle Performer of the Year: Hunter Berry
Female Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary): Rhonda Vincent
Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional): Lorraine Jordan
Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary): Russell Moore
Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional): Marty Raybon
Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary): The Gibson Brothers
Gospel Group of the Year (Traditional): The Farm Hands
Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall): Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Vocal Group of the Year: The Gibson Brothers
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Grascals
Entertaining Group of the Year: The Farm Hands
Entertainer of the Year: Rhonda Vincent