Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Mac Wiseman to be inducted into NCAMAI HOF

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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, […]

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IBMA Songwriter Showcase applications now open

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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) […]

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2016 Bluegrass Grammy

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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2016 SPBGMA National Bluegrass Awards

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tonight’s 42nd annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville didn’t come off completely without incident. About halfway through the show, MC Jeff Weaver from Rarely Herd took a tumble off the back of the stage, grabbing and pulling down several of the curtains in the […]

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2016 SPBGMA International Band Championships

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The results are in from the 2016 International Band Championships held during the annual SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. Bands are invited to compete from all over the US for this prestigious competition that awards $10,000 in prizes to the top ten finishers. Bands compete in three […]

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IBMA announces new hires

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of two new staff members in their Nashville office. Leah James has come aboard as Director of Member Services, and Shannon Wayne Turner as Director of Communication and Development. This completes the full-time staff for new Executive […]

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IBMA announces Leadership Bluegrass class for 2016

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2016 class for their annual Leadership Bluegrass workshop. Roughly two dozen members of the bluegrass industry are chosen each year to attend a three-day seminar in Nashville designed to help develop leaders in the business side of our […]

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Steve Martin at the American Banjo Museum

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City has released a video interview with Steve Martin, in conjunction with their new exhibit, The Banjo World of Steve Martin. The exhibit contains personal memorabilia and rare photos Steve has shared with them. Both 4 and 5 string […]

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Bluegrass Ramble Showcase applications open for 2016

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting applications from bands/artists interested in being considered for inclusion in the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass. Selected acts will be featured in two high-profile performance spots during IBMA week in Raleigh (September 27-29), and will receive additional […]

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2016 SPBGMA Award nominees

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass for America has announced the nominees for their 2016 Bluegrass Awards. Winners will be announced during their Awards Show on February 7, the closing event during the 2016 SPBGMA Convention in Nashville, TN. To determine the nominees, ballots […]

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