Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Give to the bluegrass kids in California?

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we head in to the annual season of giving, the good folks at the California Bluegrass Association are asking you to consider a donation to their Kids Instrument Lending Library. The library makes student quality bluegrass instruments available to young folks eager to learn, with the […]


2015 CCBM Awards announced

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, the winners of the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards were announced at a celebration held at the Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville, ON. The awards show and the annual weekend festival are hosted by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, who exist to preserve and promote bluegrass music […]


Leadership Bluegrass deadline this week

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Applications for the IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass program in 2016 are due this Sunday, November 15. The annual, three-day seminar will be held in Nashville from March 21-23, 2016. It’s purpose is to familiarize participants with relevant issues facing the music business community, through interaction with a […]


Big night for Chris Stapleton at the CMAs

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Stapleton, the original lead singer and primary songwriter for The Steeldrivers, had a big night at the 49th Annual CMA Awards last night. He had never really been a bluegrass guy – though he is from Kentucky – but his clever songs and gritty, bluesy voice […]


Grand Masters results for 2015

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve just received the results from the 2015 Grand Masters Fiddler Championship, held September 26-27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Looks like this story got lost in the preparations for the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh that next […]


Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising take IMEA bluegrass award

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

On October 24 at a ceremony in Marietta, GA, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising accepted the Bluegrass Group of the Year award from the International Music & Entertainment Association. The organization exists to honor the best music produced by independent bands and artists around the world. Based in Oregon, […]


World of Bluegrass 2015 numbers released

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ask anyone who attended the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh how it went, and the first thing out of their mouth is likely to be about the rain. And, oh my, did it rain! The third such event hosted by the International Bluegrass Music […]


Roys take 5th ICM award

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the 2015 Faith, Family & Country Awards show in Nashville, hosted by the Inspirational Country Music Association, The Roys accepted their 5th consecutive trophy for the Inspirational Bluegrass award. The brother/sister duet team of Lee and Elaine Roy have been prominent bluegrass artists since 2010 […]


Del McCoury awarded Bluegrass Star from Bluegrass Heritage

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

At last weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Texas, Del McCoury was presented with the Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Since 2010, the Foundation has presented this award to a bluegrass artist who exemplifies contemporary bluegrass, and carries it to audiences […]


2015 GMA Dove Award winners

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Prior to last night’s gala Dove Awards show produced by the Gospel Music Association in Nashville, the winner of the Bluegrass Song of the Year category was announced as God is There, recorded by Lizzy Long and Rhonda Vincent, and written by Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey. […]