Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

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 […]


Mac Wiseman to the Country Music HOF

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Country Music Association in Nashville has today announced their 2014 class to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the recipients is the bluegrass legend, Mac Wiseman, who will be inducted this year along with Hank Cochran and Ronnie Milsap. […]


IBMA announces 2014 showcase artists

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the invited showcase artists who will perform on their late night Bluegrass Ramble stages, and at various other events during World of Bluegrass and the Wide Open Bluegrass festival (September 30 – October 4) in Raleigh, NC. IBMA […]


Music Director hired for Blue Ridge Music Center

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

For residents and travelers in the western parts of Virginia and North Carolina, and east Tennessee, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a landmark of  many years’ duration. The road runs more than 450 miles through the Appalachian Mountains, through both the Blue Ridge and Great […]