Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Hazel Dickens song contest from DCBU

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When the DC Bluegrass Union launched their songwriting competition this year, it was a simple decision to name it in honor of Hazel Dickens, a nearly-native daughter who spent much of her life based in the Baltimore/Washington area. Born in West Virginia in 1935, Hazel […]

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IBMA Executive Director job description

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has approved an official job description for a new Executive Director to fill the spot soon to be vacated by Nancy Cardwell. It lists the official responsibilities of the position as currently defined. The Executive Committee of the IBMA Board of Directors will function […]

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Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced. IBMA Chair Jon Weisberger called her […]

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Bela Fleck sees the Light

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If it’s time for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, it must be time for another keynote address by a “name” player who has bluegrass in his background but has moved on to other genres. It’s been the organization’s M.O. for the past few years. Doing the […]

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If it’s Tuesday…

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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…this must be Raleigh. It’s the first day of the 2014 World of Bluegrass here in Raleigh, NC, and things are buzzing. Loading in is taking place in earnest, and the Bluegrass Today crew is getting settled in to our home for the rest of […]

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IBMA announces Momentum Awards nominees

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for their Momentum Awards, a special honor designed to recognize artists and bluegrass professionals during the early stages of their careers. From these lists of finalists, a committee of experts will select the winners, who will […]

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New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
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We’ve written many times before about the multiple reasons someone might consider attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention – the expressly business portion held during the week, before the Awards Show and weekend festival. Radio hosts can obtain new recordings and capture interviews, manufacturers […]

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2014 Dove nominations

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association wasn’t the only organization in Nashville announcing major awards nominations yesterday. The Gospel Music Association also hosted a press conference to releases the nominees for their 45th Annual Dove Awards. Doves are distributed among various sectors of American Gospel and […]

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2014 IBMA Award nominees

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced this evening in Nashville. Awards will be presented on October 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. Awards Show tickets are available online. Here are the nominees and recipients as provided by […]

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IBMA sez to talent buyers – Come On Down!

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Among the changes made to the structure of the 2014 World of Bluegrass is a push to attract more event producers and talent buyers to attend. The move is a fine example of the organization listening and responding to feedback from the membership, in this […]

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