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International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Induction to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, called the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor from its creation in 1991 through 2006, is managed by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and the Hall itself is maintained at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.


  • Selection method 1
  • Past honorees 2
    • 1991 2.1
    • 1992 2.2
    • 1993 2.3
    • 1994 2.4
    • 1995 2.5
    • 1996 2.6
    • 1997 2.7
    • 1998 2.8
    • 1999 2.9
    • 2000 2.10
    • 2001 2.11
    • 2002 2.12
    • 2003 2.13
    • 2004 2.14
    • 2005 2.15
    • 2006 2.16
    • 2007 2.17
    • 2008 2.18
    • 2009 2.19
    • 2010 2.20
    • 2011 2.21
    • 2012 2.22
    • 2013 2.23
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Selection method

Each year a nominating committee creates a slate of 10-15 candidates. From these names, electors cast ballots to narrow the nominees to five finalists. There are over 200 electors who, themselves, must have participated actively in bluegrass for at least 10 years, and must merit respect and recognition for their accomplishments and/or knowledge in one or more aspects of the field.

After the five finalists have been selected, the electors again vote to select the inductee(s) for that year. The name(s) of the newest Hall of Honor inductee(s) are made public immediately following the final stage of balloting and the formal induction takes place each year during the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show.

Past honorees



Ralph Stanley
Carter Stanley
Don Reno
Arthur Lee "Red" Smiley


Jim McReynolds
Jesse McReynolds


Bobby Osborne
Sonny Osborne



Charlie Waller
John Duffey
Eddie Adcock
Tom Gray






A. P. Carter
Sara Carter
Maybelle Carter


Michael Burt "Bea" Lilly
Charles E. "Everett" Lilly
Don Stover













  • International Bluegrass Music Museum's Hall of Fame list of inductees by year and the induction process

External links

  • International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame - on IBMA's website
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