Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Bluegrass at the Australian Country Music Awards

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass was front-and-center in last week’s 43rd annual Country Music Awards of Australia. There have almost always been grassers picking up trophies, known as the Golden Guitars, at the ceremony, but 2015 marked the first time that Country Music Australia bestowed a specific category to Aussie bluegrass. […]

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IBMM launches Executive Director search

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the official launch of their search for a new Executive Director to replace Gabrielle Gray, who had announced that she would be stepping down in December. Gray will continue to manage the organization’s annual music festival, ROMP, but […]

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2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s awards season in Tinseltown, as you can tell if you open a newspaper or turn on the TV. But it’s not just for the movies, or just in southern California. Over the weekend, the 8th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards were distributed during the […]

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BBU Heritage Award winners announced

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Boston Bluegrass Union has announced the 2015 recipients of their BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented annually to honor artists and others who have made substantial contributions to bluegrass music in New England and beyond. For 2015, the winners are Berklee College of Music in […]

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Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a “bluegrass wasteland.” These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a spot where the locals just […]

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41st annual SPBGMA Midwest award winners

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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While preparing for the National convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America next month in Nashville, we should mention that the organization held a regional convention and awards presentation earlier in January. The 41st Annual Midwest Awards Show was hosted by SPBGMA […]

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2015 SPBGMA Award nominees announced

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The nominees have been announced for the 41st annual Bluegrass Music Awards by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America. Winners will be selected by a vote occurring during the SPBGMA convention in Nashville, February 5-8, and announced during an awards show starting […]

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Bluegrass Ramble submissions open today

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has opened the submission process for artists wishing to apply for a chance to appear as part of the Bluegrass Ramble showcase performances during the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention this Fall in Raleigh, NC. As many as 30 artists/bands will […]

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Foundation For Bluegrass Music announces 2015 grants

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Foundation For Bluegrass Music, a non-profit (501c3) organization supporting educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation efforts in bluegrass, has announced their grants for 2015. $2,000 funding grants will be made this year to the following entities: Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM inc.) in Independence, VA – JAM […]

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Gabrielle Gray departs as IBMM Director

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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IBMA isn’t the only international bluegrass organization looking for an Executive Director. The IBMM, (International Bluegrass Music Museum), located in Owensboro, KY, is also on the hunt. It was announced yesterday afternoon that Gabrielle Gray, who has served in that position for the past 12 […]

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