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Bill Emerson

2016 - Bill Emerson receives IBMA's Distinguished Achievement Award

2012 - Nominated for IBMA banjo player of the year

2011 - Nominated for IBMA banjo player of the year

2011 - CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION to Bill Emerson from Virginia Gov McDonnell

2010 - First Annual DCBU Washington Monument Award

2009 - Nominated for IBMA banjo player of the year

2009 - Inducted into the Southern Legends Entertainment and Performing Arts Hall of Fame

2009 - Nominated for the IBMA Hall of Fame

2008 - Honorary Life Member of the IBMM Museum and included in IBMM's Pioneers of Bluegrass

2007 - Grammy nominee – double banjo bluegrass spectacular

2007 - Winner IBMA "Recorded Event of the Year" - Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular

2006 - Inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame

2000 - Inducted into the SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats in Nashville Tennessee

1995 - Final Nominee IBMA "Album of the Year" - "Emerson &Taylor"

1995 - Final Nominee IBMA "Song of the Year" - "Appaloosa"

1993 - Final Nominee IBMA "Recorded Event of the Year" - "Reunion"

1993 - Final Nominee IBMA ""Bluegrass Album of the Year" - "Reunion"

1991 - Final Nominee IBMA "Banjo Player of the Year"

1990 - Final Nominee IBMA "Instrumental Recording of the Year" - "Gold Plated Banjo"

1984 - Special achievement award from the Virginia Folk Music Association

1984 - Inducted into to the Virginia Folk Music Association's Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

1984 - June 10 officially declared as Bill Emerson Day by the Governor of Virginia

1972 and 73 - Awarded best banjo player at the 2nd and 3rd Annual Muleskinner News Awards, Camp springs North Carolina

1959 - National champion banjo player awarded at the National Championship Country Music Contest in Warrenton Virginia