Chris Jones & Grace van’t Hof win IBMA Industry Awards

October 6, 2022

Chris Jones and Grace van’t Hof of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers were recognized for their work in bluegrass beyond the band at last week’s International Bluegrass Music Association Industry Awards held in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Each year, the industry awards are awarded to “professionals who are dedicated to furthering bluegrass music and its artists.”

Jones was named Broadcaster of the Year for his work on SiriusXM.

“Broadcasting is an important component of what I do professionally, so this recognition from my peers means a great deal to me,” says Jones. “The past year was a milestone year, marking my 20th anniversary with SiriusXM, and this award made the year that much more special for me.”

For the second year in a row, van’t Hof was named Graphic Designer of the Year.

“I became a graphic designer and illustrator because of my love of bluegrass music; I wanted to do anything I could that would involve me with its musicians and larger community,” says van’t Hof. “Because of this, receiving the award of Graphic Designer of the Year from IBMA is a profound affirmation to me, and I am humbled and grateful to be chosen by my peers for this honor.”