2014 IBMA Awards Show

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Congratulations to Bourgeois endorser Bryan Sutton on his EIGHTH win as IBMA’s Guitarist of the Year. We were  proud to watch  as he accepted his award while holding his new Bourgeois Limited Edition Aged Tone Dread in his hands. Thank you Bryan.

Bryan Sutton at the 2014 IBMA Awards show.

Bryan Sutton and a stellar band opened the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards show last evening in Raleigh NC as Footworks Percussive Dance Company , featuring our friend and Nickel Creek Bassist and IBMA nominee for Bass player of the Year, Mark Schatz.

Bryan Sutton at the 25th Annual IBMA Awards show.

Bryan can be heard on recordings of many of the best artists of our time including Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, and Harry Connick Jr. He has toured the world with artists like Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, and as a member of the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize. He received a Grammy in 2007 for “Best Country Instrumental Performance” for his duet recording with Doc Watson.

Working over the last decade with Bryan inspired two of our most popular models, The Banjo Killer and the Country Boy Deluxe. Our latest project with him is the current 2014 Limited Edition signed and numbered series of thirty Aged Tone™ Bryan Sutton Dreadnoughts.

Learn more about the Bryan Sutton Limited Edition Aged Tone™ Dreadnought here.


Congratulations to Dailey & Vincent on their award for “Gospel Performance of the Year” for the beautiful recording of “Won’t it be Wonderful There”. Jamie and Darren have played their matching Honduran rosewood Bourgeois dreads since Dailey & Vincent first took the stage at IBMA several years ago!


Della Mae at the 2014 IBMA Awards Show.

In 2013, Della Mae was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” by IBMA. They have certainly emerged, currently working with Bryan Sutton on their second Rounder release. This year at IBMA, both Courtney Hartman and Celia Woodsmith played Bourgeois guitars for the awards ceremony on their song “Turtle Dove”. If you haven’t seen this band, check them out here: www.dellamae.com .


And, we would be remiss without a shout out to The Seldom Scene. Big congratulations to them on their induction to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. It’s been 43 years since they burst on the “scene” and influenced a generation of bluegrassers. Long may they run.