Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to showcase this year […]


IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say they might boycott this […]


Dixie & Tom T. Hall: A Homegrown Love Story

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hard at work preparing a new exhibit that traces the lives of legendary country and bluegrass songwriters, Tom T. and Dixie Hall. Tom T. had a successful career as a country singer as well, while Miss Dixie was more […]


The Winding Stream .. at the Carter Family Fold

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Carter Family Fold along A.P. Carter Highway, north of Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special screening of Beth Harrington’s documentary The Winding Stream on this coming Sunday, April 10, 2016. The extremely enchanting film depicts the life and music of A.P., Sara and Maybelle […]


Grassers score big win at the ACMs

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

While Chris Stapleton, former guitarist and lead singer for The Steeldrivers, continued his march through the country music institutions last night in Las Vegas, his dominance at the Academy of Country Music awards last night also included spots for several of his bluegrass buddies. The 2016 […]


IBMA congratulates Leadership Bluegrass 2016

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week in Nashville, the International Bluegrass Music Association welcomed 26 participants in their annual Leadership Bluegrass program for an intensive, three-day program designed to help identify and nature leaders in all aspects of bluegrass music. The 26 were chosen from more than 60 applicants […]


Submit your project for IBMA Awards eligibility

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has provided an online form to submit recorded projects to be listed as eligible for voting consideration in the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Recordings released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 are qualified for this year’s awards. […]


Mac Wiseman to be inducted into NCAMAI HOF

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

This Saturday (3/12) in Pigeon Forge, TN, the North American Country Music Association International will host its 2016 Hall of Fame Show at the Country Tonite Theater. Among the artists being inducted into the NCAMAI Hall of Fame this year is the great Mac Wiseman, […]


IBMA Songwriter Showcase applications now open

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is accepting applications through the end of this month for their World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. It is hosted each year during the organization’s annual convention, and will be held on Thursday, September 29 in Raleigh, NC. Ten songwriters (or songwriting teams) […]


2016 Bluegrass Grammy

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The announcement for the 2016 Best Bluegrass Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards was made this afternoon in Los Angeles. This was during the infamous “earlier in the afternoon” ceremony regularly mentioned in the main awards show to be aired on CBS later this […]