Murphy Hicks Henry, author of Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass, has been given a Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Musical Association (IBMA). The award is given to artists and organizations that have made significant contributions to bluegrass music.
Other 2015 recipients of the award are Alison Brown, “Bashful Brother” Oswald Kirby, Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin), and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
The awards will be given at The IBMA Awards Show, held on October 1 during the World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, N.C. The awards show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Bluegrass Junction) and syndicated to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks.