2015 SPBGMA winners

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Grammys weren’t the only major awards being distributed in the music world this past weekend. Last night in Nashville the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America (SPBGMA) announced the winners of their annual poll during the 41st Annual Bluegrass Music Awards. […]


41st annual SPBGMA Midwest award winners

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


2015 SPBGMA Award nominees announced

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


John Hutchinson passes

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

We have learned that prominent festival promoter John Hutchinson passed away earlier this afternoon. Along with his wife Fern, John ran the Central Virginia Bluegrass Festival in Amelia, VA since 1979. He was 83 years old. John had suffered a stroke in January of this year, […]


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 […]


Grady Bullins passes

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grady Andrew Bullins died Monday (3/17/14) in Stokes, NC at 82 years of age. He had performed with Charlie Monroe many years ago, and later with Roy McMillian and High Country, Cecil Hall and the Dominion Bluegrass Boys, and Southern Partners. More recently, his song High […]


SPBGMA ’14 in the rearview

| February 5, 2014 | 5 Comments

I’d just like to go on record as saying that I love the SPBGMA weekend in Nashville, and this past weekend’s event was another good one. There’s really a lot to love, from the obscure acronym (understood only by insiders), to the wide open jamming, […]


Final SPBGMA 2014 video report

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with his final report from SPBGMA 2014, including a stop at the Bluegrass Bus Museum for a demonstration of the Bill Monroe whirligig.  


High Fidelity wins 2014 SPBGMA band competition

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

During this past weekend’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville, High Fidelity was named the winner of their annual International Band Championship. The band consists of Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, Kurt Stephenson on banjo, Vickie Vaughn on bass, and Daniel Amick on mandolin. Corrina, […]


2014 SPBGMA award winners

| February 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this evening in Nashville as the Grand Finale of their 31st annual National Convention. Hosts Rarely Herd oversaw trophy distribution in 23 categories amidst performances from several of the nominees. […]