Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

2016 IBMA Momentum Awards

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In a luncheon presentation today at the World of Bluegrass convention, the IBMA announced the winners of their 2016 Momentum Awards. These are a special set of honors, designed to recognize industry professionals in the early stages of their careers, including vocalists, instrumentalists, and events, […]

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Photos from World of Bluegrass ’16

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our first batch of photos from the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. These come from this afternoon’s Keynote Address, delivered by Marian Leighton-Levy. The reception for attendees was opened by an official welcome from city leaders, and included remarks from IBMA […]

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Joe Mullins is new IBMA Board Chair

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Today during the annual meeting of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins was elected as the new Board Chair. Joe had served previously as the Treasurer of the organization, after having been elected to represent the Artists/Composers/Publishers category by the IBMA membership. He is also […]

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World of Bluegrass kicks off in Raleigh

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Things got started this morning here in Raleigh, NC as the IBMA’s 2016 World of Bluegrass convention swings into action. Multiple seminars are going on during the day, with a keynote address from Marian Leighton Levy of Rounder Records at 4:00 p.m. followed by an […]

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Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2016

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It seems most everyone in the bluegrass world is getting keyed up for the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention next week. There’s lots of packing going on this weekend, and a lot of travel plans being checked for bluegrass music’s old home week in Raleigh, […]

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J. D. Crowe and Deering Banjos enter Banjo Hall of Fame

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on the Hall of Fame weekend at the American Banjo Museum is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, a Dallas area bluegrass musician, radio host, and founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Alan also serves on the Board of the IBMA and is integral […]

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2016 Steve Martin Prize goes to Rhiannon Giddens

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In a surprising twist, the 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Rhiannon Giddens, founding member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Along with banjo scholar and musicologist Dom Flemons, Giddens has been at the forefront of a movement of […]

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Tim Surrett steps down as IBMA Board Chair

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tim Surret, Chairman of the IBMA Board of Directors, has resigned his position on the organization’s Executive Committee. Surrett, who also works as bass player with Balsam Range and as a studio musician and producer with Crossroads Music, is recovering from a serious gastrointestinal issue that […]

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Ricky Skaggs to receive ASCAP Founders Award

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers will present its esteemed Founders Award to Ricky Skaggs for his lifetime contributions to the music business. One such recipient has been selected by ASCAP each year since 1984, and Skaggs will receive the honor at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music […]

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Gospel showcases announced for World of Bluegrass 2016

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Once again this year, private Gospel bluegrass showcases will be held during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. The showcases are scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings (September 29-30) in The Congressional Ballroom at the Marriott City Center hotel, adjacent to the Raleigh Convention […]

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