Posted on August 6, 2015


“AirPlay Direct is proud of our on-going strategic partnership with the IBMA.  We are excited about our previous involvement with and co-sponsorship of IBMA “Momentum Awards” for 2014, and looking forward to the same level of involvement and participation in 2015.  Listed below are the winners of the various IBMA “Momentum Awards” for 2014.  Each artist “Momentum Award” recipient was also awarded an AirPlay Direct “Marketing & Awareness” package to promote and market their music to APD’s 9,700+ radio station members globally.”  Robert Weingartz, Chairman & Creator – AirPlay Direct

IBMA Momentum Award Winners for 2014:

Instrumentalists of the Year:  Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Jake Stargel (guitar), Cory Walker (banjo)

Vocalist of the Year:  Jesse Gregory (Jesse Gregory & Faultline)

Band of the Year:  The Barefoot Movement

New Festival or Venue of the Year:  Bluegrass Situation Showcases at Bonaroo & Americana Music Association

Industry Involvement of the Year:  Ashlee-Jean Trott, Music City Roots / Bluegrass Underground

Mentor of the Year:  Tim Surrett

"I’d like to emphasize how grateful we are to our friends at  AirPlay Direct for their support of impressive, new and emerging talent recognized with IBMA Momentum Awards,” said Nancy Cardwell, Former Executive Director - IBMA.

“Not only do Robert and Lynda Weingartz at AirPlay Direct sponsor World of Bluegrass faithfully every year, they also actively support our members and bluegrass music year round with membership benefits and promotions. AirPlay Direct has changed the face of music distribution to radio, making marketing efforts easier and more affordable for scores of bluegrass artists around the world. We owe them a John Hartford tip of the hat for that!”

Radio programmers can download the 25th Annual IBMA Awards show in “broadcast-quality” at

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