The Studio Recording Awards (formerly known as MBI Awards) are voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category (contained within the Affiliated category). The categories honor the behind-the-scenes musicians, producers, engineers and industry professionals who contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music. Studio Recording Awards and Special Awards are presented to recipients at ACM Honors, a special event held annually in the fall at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

2016 Studio Recording Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced winners for this year's Studio Recording Awards. Congratulations to the talented musicians below!

Award Winner
Bass Player of the Year Michael Rhodes
Drummer of the Year Shannon Forrest
Guitar Player of the Year Derek Wells
Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Jim 'Moose' Brown
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year Danny Rader
Steel Guitar Player of the Year Paul Franklin
Audio Engineer of the Year Justin Niebank
Producer of the Year Dave Cobb

2015 Studio Recording Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced winners for this year's Studio Recording Awards. Congratulations to the talented musicians below!

Award Winner
Bass Player of the Year Glenn Worf
Guitar Player of the Year Tom Bukovac
Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Michael Rojas
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year Ilya Toshinsky
Steel Guitar Player of the Year Dan Dugmore
Drummer of the Year Greg Morrow
Audio Engineer of the Year Chuck Ainlay
Producer of the Year Jay Joyce

2014 Studio Recording Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced winners for this year's Studio Recording Awards. Congratulations to the talented musicians below!

Award Winner
Bass Player of the Year Michael Rhodes
Guitar Player of the Year Rob McNelly
Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Charlie Judge
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year Bryan Sutton
Steel Guitar Player of the Year Paul Franklin
Drummer of the Year Shannon Forrest
Audio Engineer of the Year Justin Niebank
Producer of the Year Dan Huff

2013 MBI Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced winners for this year's MBI Awards. Congratulations to the talented musicians below!

Award Winner
Producer of the Year Jay Joyce
Audio Engineer of the Year Chuck Ainlay
Bass Player of the Year Jimmie Lee Sloas
Percussionist/Drummer of the Year Matt Chamberlain
Guitarist of the Year J.T. Corenflos
Fiddle Player of the Year Aubrey Haynie
Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year Michael Rojas
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year Ilya Toshinsky
Steel Guitar Player of the Year Mike Johnson

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