Maddie Dalton, bassist of Mountain Home Music Company recording group Sister Sadie, was named one of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Instrumentalists of the Year at Wednesday's Momentum Awards Luncheon in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"I am so honored to be one of the recipients of this award," says Dalton. "I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that I have been given. I’m so honored that I was nominated alongside such incredibly talented musicians. Never did I imagine that I would actually win a Momentum Award."
From the heartland of Missouri, Dalton, who joined Sister Sadie earlier this year, is a versatile musician that has been performing since her early teens. With a unique blend of classical violin training and a deep love for bluegrass, Dalton has carved out a remarkable musical journey that took her to the Grand Ole Opry earlier this year, where she made her debut with Sister Sadie.
About Sister Sadie
Sister Sadie, which launched in the wake of an ostensibly one-off show at Nashville’s World Famous Station Inn in 2012, has both embraced and transcended its all-female identity, earning acclaim that includes being named as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2020, as well as Vocal Group of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Members range from acclaimed veterans to rising newcomers, who have won individual recognition, too, with founding member and fiddle player Deanie Richardson named as Fiddle Player of the Year in 2020 and banjo player/vocalist Gena Britt — SPBGMA’s reigning Banjo Player of the Year — having participated in three award-winning collaborative projects.The lineup is rounded out by 2021 IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year and Mountain Home recording artist Jaelee Roberts (guitar), Dani Flowers (vocals and guitar) and bassist Maddie Dalton. The band’s previous release, Sister Sadie II, earned them a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2019.