Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

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 […]


Womack and Douglas to host IBMAs

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has today announced that country singer Lee Ann Womack and reso-guitar superstar Jerry Douglas would serve as hosts for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards presentation will be held October 2, 2014 at the Duke Energy Center […]


IBMA Youth Council deadline this week

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you attended the 2013 Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, you may recall the IBMA Youth Council stage set up just outside the convention center. Here the organization was showcasing talented young bands (under 25), offering them a chance to both strut their stuff […]


BMAI picks up two former SPBGMA festivals

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members and followers of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America are probably aware of the fact that SPBGMA founder Chuck Stearman has been in declining health, and that the activities of the organization have been circumscribed this past year. Fortunately, other associations […]


IBMA requests help with Momentum Awards

| June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

With first round ballots out for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, the IBMA is also starting work on the Special Awards it bestows. These are selected not by the voting membership at large, but by special committees of bluegrass insiders with particular knowledge and […]


Dunderhead wins 2014 EWOB band contest

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of this past weekend’s European World of Bluegrass convention in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, a new top European Bluegrass Band for 2014 has been chosen. Dunderhead, a group from Sweden, took first place honors this year in the band competition. This same group, but […]


IBMA to stay in Raleigh through 2018

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier today, the International Bluegrass Music Association and the city of Raleigh, NC announced that they have extended their contract to host the annual World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh for an additional three years. When the IBMA/Raleigh partnership was initially made public in 2012, […]


Bluegrass Heritage sends a kid to camp

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young Liam Purcell was the recipient of a music scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation’s Play It Forward program, allowing him to attend the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy during last weekend’s Five String Fest in North Carolina. Liam lives in nearby Deep Gap, not far from […]