Congratulations to past performers at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival who won awards at the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Bluegrass Music Awards” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The IBMA Awards are the Oscars or the Grammys of the bluegrass world. Winners included Balsam Range: Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year for Buddy Melton; Amanda Smith: Female Vocalist of the Year; Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen: Instrumental Group of the Year; Claire Lynch: Song of the Year,; Dailey and Vincent: Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year; Michael Cleveland: (appearing with Special Consensus) Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year; Claire Lynch and Rob Ickes (with Special Consensus): Recorded Event of the Year. WOW! Last but not least, Flatt Lonesome, one of the groups that will be headlining KMBF 2015, walked away with the award for Emerging Artist of the Year!