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Induction to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor 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

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


Bill Monroe
Earl Scruggs
Lester Flatt



The Stanley Brothers
Ralph Stanley
Carter Stanley
Reno and Smiley
Don Reno
Arthur Lee "Red" Smiley


Mac Wiseman
Jim and Jesse
Jim McReynolds
Jesse McReynolds


Osborne Brothers
Bobby Osborne
Sonny Osborne


  • Jimmy Martin


Peter V Kuykendall
Country Gentlemen
Charlie Waller
John Duffey
Eddie Adcock
Tom Gray


  • Josh Graves


Chubby Wise
Carlton Haney


  • Kenny Baker


Lance LeRoy
Doc Watson


The Carter Family
A.P. Carter
Sara Carter
Maybelle Carter


The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover
Michael Burt "Bea" Lilly
Charles E. "Everett" Lilly
Don Stover
David Freeman


  • J. D. Crowe


John Ray "Curly" Seckler
Bill Vernon


Red Allen
Benny Martin

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