Category: Events

Phil Leadbetter – Dobro Player of the Year

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s David Morris’ interview with Phil Leadbetter, recorded the morning after Phil was named the 2014 Dobro Player of the Year at the IBMA Awards show in Raleigh.

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Flatt Lonesome – 2014 Emerging Artists of the Year

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Flatt Lonesome stopped by for a visit the afternoon after their being named Emerging Artist of the Year for 2014 at the IBMA Awards show in Raleigh, NC.

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John Goad at IBMA 2014

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Corespondent with a quick World of Bluegrass 2014 wrap-up.  

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Lee Ann Womack talks bluegrass

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just before we rolled everything up at World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, Daniel Mullins sat down with Lee Ann Womack to talk about her deep love for bluegrass music. She had been on the scene to serve as co-host of the 2014 International […]

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James King talks about his illness

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James King joined us for a few minutes during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival and spoke candidly about his recent illness and subsequent recovery.

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Kenny & Amanda at World of Bluegrass ’14

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We also had the chance to speak with Kenny & Amanda Smith the morning after Amanda won the Female Vocalist of the Year for 2014 at the IBMA Awards.  

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More Friday photos from Wide Open Bluegrass

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s some more images from Friday afternoon taken by Todd Powers.

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IBMA pro membership numbers remain flat

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Coming to Raleigh was a good financial decision for IBMA, but not all of the news has been good. Revenues are up, hand-in-hand with attendance at the end of week music festival. And the association’s overall membership numbers have grown significantly in the two years […]

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Balsam Range at World of Bluegrass

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We were fortunate to catch up with Balsam Range the morning after their big wins at Thursday night’s IBMA Awards. They talked about that, and everything else they’re up to these days.

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Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes at IBMA

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Mid-week here at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, we had a lengthy and deeply personal chat with Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas about their relationship with reso-legend, and good friend, Mike Auldridge. The specific topic for our discussion was the recent release of Three Bells, a triple dobro […]

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