If there is justice- and there ain’t- Jr. Sisk is the next bluegrass superstar. Heck, he may even be Emerging Artist of the Year next year.
Emerging Artist of the Year
- Darin & Brooke Aldridge
- Della Mae
- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
- The Darrell Webb Band
A very deserving win for Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. While he and they fit the award criteria…oh, well, they won! I really thought the Aldridges would win this time out.
Album of the Year
- All In by The Boxcars (artists & producers), Mountain Home Records
- Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station (artists & producers), Rounder Records
- Prime Tyme by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm Records
- Sounds Of Home by Blue Highway (artists & producers), Rounder Records
- The Heart of a Song by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (artists), Wes Easter & Ramblers Choice (producers), Rebel Records
What if Junior Sisk wins? Man, that would be something. Or AKUS, after all these years. I would be happy with them doing it, but think Blue Highway put together, start to finish, the strongest album…Holy, shite! Yes! I really can’t believe that Junior Sisk got the most votes. I listened to that album likely more than all the others combined. I am so happy for him and his- I told ya- the next bluegrass superstar. Finally.