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MS Bluegrass Championship 2015 competition winners

Competitors in the 2015 Down From the Hills  Mississippi Bluegrass Championships came from Kentucky, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi this year.

Great Spring weather and a good crowd made for a good day for the event, which was held at the Park Along the River in New Albany, Mississippi.

 

Old Time Fiddling Champion was won this year by a former winner Wayne Jerrolds from Savannah , Tennessee.

 

Adult Senior Fiddler 

First Place – Tyler Andal, Nashville, TN;

Second Place – Jacob Johnson-Lincoln, AL

Third Place – Grace Bridges

Fourth Place – Danny Lindsey – Silas , Alabama

Fifth Place – Makala Langley, Camden, Tennessee

Sixth Place – Laura Poole, Finger, TN

Apprentice Fiddler

Winner was 10 year old Gary Peters from Nashville, TN  who played up into this age division.

Second Place – Annabelle Watts, Philpott , KY

Third Place – Zeke Morgan, Jackson, MS

Fourth Place – Anna Aires, Hoover, AL

Beginning Fiddler Division Winners 10 and Under

First Place, Beth Davis, Carbondale, IL

Second Place, Erma Peters, Nashville, TN

Third Place , Mattie McKinney, Cullman, AL

Fourth Place, Annabelle Morgan, Jackson, MS

Fifth Place, Molly Aires, Hoover, AL

 

 

Adult Banjo Winners 2015

First Place, Joey Gibson,  Manchester, TH

Second Place, James Holland, Clarksville, TN

Third Place, Greg Blaylock, Charlotte, TN

Fourth Place, Tyler AndalNashville, TN

Fifth Place, Jim Ellege, Cumberton, MS

Sixth Place – Makala Langley, Camden TN

Apprentice Banjo

First Place, Anthony Howell, Kosciusko, MS

Second Place, Nick Foster, Florence, AL

Beginner  Banjo

First Place, Erma Peters, Nashville, TN

 

Guitar Winners 2015

Adult Guitar

First Place, Tyler Andal,  Nashville, TN

Second Place, Clint Morgan, Gallatin, TN

Third Place, Alton Thomas, New Albany, MS

Fourth Place Andrew Davis, Murphreesboro, TN

Fifth Place , Glen Talbert,  Birmingham, AL

Sixth Place, Jeff Wilson, Tupelo, MS

Guitar Apprentice

First Place, Anthony Howell, Kosciusko, MS

Second Place, Annabelle Watts, Philpot, KY

Third Place, William Ayers, Hoover, AL

Guitar Beginner

Firs Place Gary Peters, Nashville, TN

 

Dobro Winners 2015

Adult

First Place, Greg Blaylock, Charlotte, TN

Second Place, Joey Gibson, Manchester, TN

Third Place, Tyler Andal, Nashville, TN

Fourth Place, Jeffrey Wilson, Tupelo, MS

Fifth Place, Glenn Tolbert, Birmingham, AL

 

Mandolin Winners 2015

Adult Mandolin

First Place, Tyler Andal, Nashville, TN

Second Place, Mason Nolen, Erin, TN

Third Place, Jacob Johnson, Lincoln, AL

Fourth Place, Doug Anderson, Oxford, MS

Fifth Place, Glenn Tolbert, Birmingham, AL

Sixth Place, Laura Poole, Finger, TN

Apprentice Mandolin

First Place, Gary Peters, Nashville, TN

Second Place, Anthony Howell, Kosciusko, MS

 

Bluegrass Band Category 20105 there were seven bands who entered

First Place-  Bluegrass One of Manchester, TN

Third Place – The Crop Dusters and

Third Place the all female:  The Grass Skirts From Tupelo, MS

 

 

Jill Smith, Director

Union County Heritage Museum

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