Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

IBMA announces Momentum Awards nominees

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]


2014 Dove nominations

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


2014 IBMA Award nominees

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


IBMA sez to talent buyers – Come On Down!

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association forms

| August 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bluegrass fans in southeastern Michigan now have an advocacy group of their very own. A team of dedicated bluegrass lovers have established the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, as of July 16. They have adopted as their motto, “Working Together to Preserve and Promote Bluegrass Music.” […]


Position available at IBMA

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is looking to fill a new, part-time position at their Nashville headquarters. Here is the official notification: The International Bluegrass Music Association is accepting resumes through August 25, 2014 for a Member Services Specialist: a “customer service,” contract staff position. […]


IBMA Film Festival announces attractions

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The films to be screened during the debut IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention have been announced. Eight different projects will be shown, including a pair of highlight films that were selected for special merit. All have been profiled here […]


Orthophonic Joy contest winners announced

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Birthplace of Country Music announced today that Corbin Hayslett was the winner of the video contest to be included on the upcoming Orthophonic Joy album project. The record will recreate songs from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, when Ralph Peer tracked a number of traditional and country music […]


J.D.’s Bluegrass Kitchen from CBA

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass festivals and fiddler’s conventions are a feast for all the senses. The sights and sounds are obvious wherever live music is performed, as is the touch for anyone joining in the picking. But for real die-hard festival lovers, the tastes and smells of outdoor […]