KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

The 16th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band contest was held Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Silver Dollar City’s Opera House. 

2017 KSMU Youth In Bluegrass Winners:

1st Place: The Sowell Family Pickers
Hempstead, TX

2nd Place: Resonating Grace
Greenbrier, AR

3rd Place: Southern Strings
Branson, MO

4th Place: The Ross Family
Piedmont, MO

5th Place: Rusty Nail Crossing
Michigan City, IN



Their encouragement and support of young bluegrass musicians is particularly impressive, with the annual Youth in Bluegrass band contest held in conjunction with KSMU-FM. Well done, Silver Dollar City!"

 - Nancy Cardwell, IBMA Executive Director 2012-14