Thumbpicker of the Year 

2002 - Paul Moseley 
2003 - Pat Kirtley
2004 - Eddie Pennington
2005 - Tommy Emmanuel
2006 - Eddie Pennington
2007 - Eddie Pennington
2008 - Richard Smith, Eddie Pennington 
2009 - Tommy Emmanuel
2010 - Tommy Emmanuel 
2011 - Eddie Pennington  
2012 - Ben Hall 
2013 - Tommy Emmanuel  
2014 - Tommy Emmanuel  
2015 - Parker Hastings, Joe Hudson  
2016 - Joe Hudson 
2017 - Scott Taylor

 

Deceased Thumbpicker 

1998 - Ike Everly, Kennedy Jones, Mose Rager, Arnold Shultz, Merle Travis 
1999 - Odell Martin 
2000 - Bob Barber, Amos Johnson, Jackie Phelps 
2001 - Marcel Dadi 
2002 - Alice DeArmond Jones, Charles (Chicken Hawk) Murphy, John Melvin Travis, Lenny Breau 
2003 - Tuck Raisor
2004 - Spider Rich, Hal Riley
2005 - Johnny Hammers
2006 - Gene Frances
2007 - Jerald Chappel
2008 - Mississippi John Hurt, Lee Jenkins
2009 - Orval Raymer
2010 - Buster B. Jones, Pip Stevens, Edd Wisdom
2011 - Harold Mayes, Raymond Rich
2012 - Norman "Chigger" Dukes
2013 - JD Norman 
2014 - Billy Sigers 
2015 - Tommy Jones 
2016 - Wendy Holcombe
2017 - Sam McGee

 

Supporting Fan 

1998 - Mrs. Mose (Laverda) Rager
1999 - Ted Jones, Mrs Ellis Martin
2000 - Erika Brady, Tim Farmer, Bill Lightfoot
2001 - Pat Travis Eatherly, Mary Rainwaters
2002 - John & Marilyn Kirtley, Dave Stewart
2003 - Rodney Kirtley, Claude Travis Jr., Bob Gates
2004 - Howard Stone, Ted Stevens, Bobby & Logie Anderson
2005 - Hal Wolford, Neil Litton
2006 - Mel McCullough
2007 - Whipple & Clara Durall
2008 - Clarence & Brenda Brewer
2009 - Dorothy Paxton, Nancy Tishner
2010 - Al Hudson
2011 - Jim & Faye Robinson
2012 - Shelby Jones, Graydon Lamb, Emmerson Scott,
Irvin Watts
2013 - Jim & Diane Miller
2014 - Margaret Hibbs 
2015 - Marilyn Bedell 
2016 - Regina Adler
2017 - Preston & Shari Forsythe

 

 Thumbpicking Recording of the Year 

2002 - Tommy Flint “Great Finger Picking”
2003 - Steve Rector “Wanted”
2004 - Paul Yandell “One More Again”
2005 - Paul Yandell “Dream Train”
2006 - Paul Yandell “Drive On”
2007 - Paul Moseley “Guitar Instrumentals II”
2008 - Ben Hall “Timeless”
2009 - Steve Rector “The Other Side of Steve Rector”, Steve Wariner “Steve Wariner C.G.P. My Tribute to Chet Atkins”
2010 - Chip Young "It's All About You"
2011 - Alonzo Pennington
2012 - The Family of Paul Yandell - "MyTime"
2013 - John Knowles - "Waltz Forever"
2014 - Brooks Robertson & John Standefer "We Came to Play"
2015 - Ben Hall "Psalmos"
2016 - Parker Hastings "Whimsical Smiles"
2017 - Parker Hastings "Breezin' Through Life"

Living Thumbpicker  

1998 - Chet Atkins  
1999 - Jerry Reed & Paul Yandell  
2000 - Doc Watson  
2001 - Thom Bresh  
2002 - Tommy Flint  
2003 - Joe Edwards, Maurice Jones, Tommy Owens,
Eddie Pennington 
2004 - Royce Morgan, John Knowles 
2005 - Bob Saxton, Tommy Emmanuel
2006 - Pat Kirtley, Paul Moseley, Hank Thompson  
2007 - Steve Rector 
2008 - Sonny Thomas 
2009 - Richard Smith, Steve Wariner, Chip Young 
2010 - Frank Hudson, Larry Kilgore, Bud Linville,
Scotty Moore 
2011 - Donnie Grace, Brent Mason, Gayle Moseley,
Larry Stone 
2012 - Ray Cummins 
2013 - Comer "Moon" Mullins 
2014 - Doyle Dykes 
2015 - Guy Van Duser 
2016 - Craig Dobbins, Bruce Osbon 
2017 - Richard Kiser

 

Supporting Musician  

1998 - Lightnin' Chance, Grandpa Jones 
1999 - Billy Grammer 
2000 - Bill Carlisle, John Hartford 
2001 - Martha Carson, John Knowles 
2002 - Joe Maphis 
2003 - Mark Pritcher 
2004 - Freddie Russell  
2005 - Bill Marvel  
2006 - Dave Duncan 
2007 - Scott Taylor 
2008 - Bill Harlan 
2009 - Palmer Moore 
2010 - Gary Cochran, Al Harris, Gerald Johnson,
Marge & Debby Rhoads 
2011 - Lynn Clapp, Russell Egner, Steve King 
2012 - The Moron Brothers, Endless Road Strings, Tim Wiles 
2013 - Bernard "Bear" Travis, Michael Moseley 
2014 - Greg Martin  
2015 - Glen Browning, Jason Coleman  
2016 - Bobby Harper 
2017 - Thomas "Greg" Huckleberry

 

Horizon Award  

2002 - Tim Bowers 
2003 - Kyle Reeder 
2004 - Brian Luck, Danny King 
2005 - Ben Hall 
2006 - Gary Dawson 
2007 - Matt Thomas 
2008 - Lance Allen 
2009 - Joe Hudson 
2010 - Ben Owens 
2011 - Josh Woods 
2012 - Brooks Robertson 
2013 - Sojourner McClure, Shohei Toyoda 
2014 - Parker Hastings  
2015 - Evan Twitty  
2016 - Bella Speelman 
2017 - Katelyn Prieboy