Sierra Hull


Sierra Hull likes to say that she grew up at IBMA. She bopped around World of Bluegrass when the event was in Nashville. By the time IBMA’s World of Bluegrass moved to Raleigh Sierra Hull was still a teenager but was already coming into her own professionally. “I think I’ve been coming to IBMA since I was 9,” Sierra told us in 2020. “It’s probably the one event that I’ve been to every single year.”

Sierra is the first woman ever to win IBMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year Award. That was in 2016, after nearly a decade of being nominated. She went on to win the coveted prize again at the 2017 and 2018 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Ceremonies in Raleigh.

She’s performed for Raleigh audiences with her husband Justin Moses, as a solo artist and in 2021 as a part of the band that Bela Fleck put together to support his Grammy Award winning album “My Bluegrass Heart.”

Sierra Hull attended the IBMA events in both Nashville and Owensboro but says she’s happy that World of Bluegrass has found a home in North Carolina. “I absolutely love IBMA in Raleigh. I think they do such a good job with it.”