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IAMA Results

Results of the 17th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

We thank all entrants and sponsors. Congratulations to our winners and finalists. Here are the list of winners and finalists:

Overall Grand Prize Winner   

Rod Abernethy “My Father Was A Quiet Man” by Rod Abernethy

 

INSTRUMENTAL   
FIRST PRIZE: “Fourteen Days” by John McMillan
RUNNER-UP: “A Thousand Days Like This” by Dave Clarke

OPEN   
FIRST PRIZE: “Full Moon” by Diane Patterson
RUNNER-UP: “Glass Ceilings” by Joanie Leeds

AAA/ALTERNATIVE   
FIRST PRIZE: “Bed of Waves” by Marco Perfetti
RUNNER-UP: “Lighthouse” by Simon Söfelde

FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS   
FIRST PRIZE: “My Father Was A Quiet Man” by Rod Abernethy
RUNNER-UP: “Say Can You See” by Scott Cook

BEST GROUP/DUO   
FIRST PRIZE: “Thar sem enginn fer” by Árstíðir
RUNNER-UP: “Jesus Had The Blues” by Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi

BEST MALE ARTIST   
FIRST PRIZE: “The Last Cowboy in Hutchinson County” by James Baker
RUNNER-UP: “Lose Your Soul” by Dave Berg

BEST FEMALE ARTIST   
FIRST PRIZE: “Not The Only One In This Town” by Brooke Hatala
RUNNER-UP: “Petticoat Whalers” by Éilís Kennedy

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS   
FIRST PRIZE: “God’s Got This” by Frank Myers
RUNNER-UP: “Cold November Rain” by Downhill Bluegrass Band 

 

 
 

 

The list of Finalists of the 17th Annual IAMA:

Category/Song TitleFinalist Name(s)
INSTRUMENTAL 
Cyber HypnosisBruce Gertz 
Fourteen DaysJohn McMillan
Green FieldsJohn McMillan
A Thousand Days Like ThisDave Clarke 
Song for SheilaEllsworth McMeen 
Tsiaro TsaraOmar Sosa 
FallenJustin Man 
Convo with Senator FlowersJerome Jennings 
Lost in ParadiseEric Carlson 
Strawberry BoatLynn Patrick 
  
OPEN 
Amanha (Tomorrow)Guilherme Arantes 
Glass CeilingsJoanie Leeds 
Full MoonDiane Patterson 
Stay With Me TonightDamien Hosken 
I Know Who She IsRobyn Slade 
Ticket to YawnsvilleFranz Mang 
The Ballad of Dorian GrayCarl Baldassarre 
Outta My ShoesKate Bankston 
So Hard to SleepHaraldur Sveinbjörnsson & Red Barnett
Nothing Left To LoseHenry Lees & Sean Thomas
  
AAA/ALTERNATIVE 
MayaGoldfynch Gavin & Niyati Libotte
Dairy Queen QueenSam Levin 
Bed of WavesMarco Perfetti 
No More HidingGina Brooklyn 
Thar sem enginn ferÁrstíðir
Blue Sky DaysRachael Sage 
LighthouseSimon Söfelde 
When I Feel Like HidingMavenne
Street SleepingJohn Baker 
A DanceMadeline Clark
  
FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS 
Ballad of Jimmie RawlsJeffrey Davidsmeyer 
In A Small Town William Livesay 
The Old Man and the SeaBertie Higgins 
Say Can You SeeScott Cook 
100 SummersJames Baker 
Santa BarbaraJames Baker 
Whatever’s NextMegan Slankard 
Tattooed Love SongKristen Grainger & True North
My Father Was A Quiet ManRod Abernethy 
Bethany Hayley Reardon 
  
  
BEST GROUP/DUO 
Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet)Leaving Lennox
HeartstringsThe Royce Twins
Some Kind Of LonesomeHerrick
4 U 2 Know As U GrowSweet Honey in the Rock
Square DanceLance Beavers & WesternBoy
Jesus Had The BluesDanny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi
The Wheel Keeps TurningCherry Pill
Thar sem enginn ferÁrstíðir
A Virtue and a CallCrowes Pasture
Just a Rainy DayAlex Sino, Al Di Meola & Leonid Agutin
  
BEST MALE ARTIST 
The Last Cowboy in Hutchinson CountyJames Baker 
Morning LightJeffery Straker 
The Soul of ItDavid Wilcox 
Prisoner 18152Ridge Banks 
HomeJoe Matzzie 
Her Faith in MeShane Martin 
Finding Your Way HomeDon Campbell 
BerlinBen Kunder 
On This RockJames Keen 
Lose Your SoulDave Berg
  
BEST FEMALE ARTIST 
6 Feet Apart Skyler Day
The Wedding SongLoryn Taggart
The King’s FoolSiobhan M Brien 
Better Without YouIndia Thieriot 
You and IEvangeline Gentle 
Petticoat WhalersÉilís Kennedy
Bravery’s On Fire (Acoustic)Rachael Sage
SalemAndrea Turk 
Sweet OctoberAoife Scott 
Not The Only One In This TownBrooke Hatala
  
BEST COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
God’s Got ThisFrank Myers 
The DashBrooke Hatala
Sally SundayDaniel Crabtree 
Slow BurnClayton Saunders 
Cold November RainKenneth Kjellgren & Downhill Bluegrass Band
Sand On The DashboardMatt Santry & Michael Walton
Suns Gonna ShineKevin Serey 
The Left Can’t Always Be RightBuddy Guido & Paul Kelly
Corona ChristmasBrett Perkins, Liva Perkins & Tamra Rosanes 
HomaKyle Dillingham