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The Earls of Leicester Named “Entertainer of the Year” For The Third Year In A Row At 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards

Raleigh, North Carolina (September 28, 2017) — The Earls of Leicester made it a “three-peat” at tonight’s 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, winning the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award for the third year in a row (2015, 2016, 2017). Awards were also presented to many first time recipients, including Molly Tuttle, the first female to win “Guitar Player of the Year.”

Awards FInalists, Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Acievement Awards Recipients Announced

Balsam Range and Earls of Leicester Lead the Nominations for 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards; IBMA Announces 2017 Inductees to International Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard; Bobby Hicks; and Roland White; IBMA Announces 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients 


IBMA Announces 2017 Awards Show Hosts

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Announced as Hosts
For the 28th International Bluegrass Music Awards