Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

2016 SPBGMA National Bluegrass Awards

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tonight’s 42nd annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville didn’t come off completely without incident. About halfway through the show, MC Jeff Weaver from Rarely Herd took a tumble off the back of the stage, grabbing and pulling down several of the curtains in the […]

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2016 SPBGMA International Band Championships

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The results are in from the 2016 International Band Championships held during the annual SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. Bands are invited to compete from all over the US for this prestigious competition that awards $10,000 in prizes to the top ten finishers. Bands compete in three […]

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IBMA announces new hires

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of two new staff members in their Nashville office. Leah James has come aboard as Director of Member Services, and Shannon Wayne Turner as Director of Communication and Development. This completes the full-time staff for new Executive […]

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IBMA announces Leadership Bluegrass class for 2016

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2016 class for their annual Leadership Bluegrass workshop. Roughly two dozen members of the bluegrass industry are chosen each year to attend a three-day seminar in Nashville designed to help develop leaders in the business side of our […]

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Steve Martin at the American Banjo Museum

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City has released a video interview with Steve Martin, in conjunction with their new exhibit, The Banjo World of Steve Martin. The exhibit contains personal memorabilia and rare photos Steve has shared with them. Both 4 and 5 string […]

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Bluegrass Ramble Showcase applications open for 2016

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting applications from bands/artists interested in being considered for inclusion in the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass. Selected acts will be featured in two high-profile performance spots during IBMA week in Raleigh (September 27-29), and will receive additional […]

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2016 SPBGMA Award nominees

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass for America has announced the nominees for their 2016 Bluegrass Awards. Winners will be announced during their Awards Show on February 7, the closing event during the 2016 SPBGMA Convention in Nashville, TN. To determine the nominees, ballots […]

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SPBGMA 2016 on the horizon

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We’re well into the new year, and it’s plenty cold outside, which means that the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America convention in Nashville is right around the corner. Set for February 4-7 in the Sheraton Music City hotel, the weekend will include the […]

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IBMA Facebook page hacked

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The official Facebook page of the International Bluegrass Music Association has been maliciously hacked. Someone commandeered the account on Sunday and has removed administrator access for the IBMA staff. In short, the organization is now unable to manage the account, and until they can resolve this […]

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Birthplace of Country Music joins with Airplay Direct

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Though it may not be obvious to bluegrass consumers, those who work in the business from artists, writers, radio professionals, and record label staff, know what a major player Airplay Direct has become in the bluegrass world. Formed in 2005 by Robert Weingartz and his wife […]

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