2021 IBMA Award Nominations

I am very thankful and humbel to be nominated in 3 categories for The IBMA final ballot. I am so thankful and appreciative to all the fans and IBMA voting members that find me worthy of this attention. There are so many awesome players out there that deserve to be here. I will have to say that I an most proud for the 2 nominations of the song "Resurrection Morning". This song was written by Mark Wheeler following the death of my best friend ever Steve Gulley. Steve would be very proud of this recording. Steve always saw himself as being transparent. He just did not know or realize all the fans he had, and how much he was loved by everyone who knew him. Thanks Barry Abernathy for calling and including me on this song. It was certainly a room full of some of Steve's best friends that came and played to honor him that morning in the studio. I was very blessed and humbled to help honor my friend on this recording. All for Steve! Very much missed by everyone who knew him. (1962-2020) 

Thank you sincerely, 

Phil 

RESOPHONIC GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
JERRY DOUGLAS 
ANDY HALL 
ROB ICKES 
PHIL LEADBETTER 
JUSTIN MOSES 

COLLABORATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR 

“In the Resurrection Morning” 
Artists: Sacred Reunion featuring Doyle Lawson, Vince Gill, Barry Abernathy, Tim Stafford, Mark Wheeler, Jim VanCleve, Phil Leadbetter, Jason Moore 
Songwriter: Mark Wheeler 
Producers: Barry Abernathy, Jim VanCleve, Dottie Leonard Miller 
Label: Billy Blue Records 

GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR 

“In the Resurrection Morning” 
Artists: Sacred Reunion featuring Doyle Lawson, Vince Gill, Barry Abernathy, Tim Stafford, Mark Wheeler, Jim VanCleve, Phil Leadbetter, Jason Moore 
Songwriter: Mark Wheeler 
Producers: Barry Abernathy, Jim VanCleve, Dottie Leonard Miller 
Label: Billy Blue Records 

 

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