2009 IBMA Showcase invitees announced

IBMA World Of BluegrassThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the bands they have invited to showcase during the 2009 World Of Bluegrass Convention, to be held September 28 through October 4 in Nashville.

IBMA says that they received 121 applications, which have been narrowed down to 13 showcase acts:

  • Darin Aldridge & Brooke Justice
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline
  • Bankester Family
  • The Crowe Brothers
  • Davidson Brothers
  • G2 Bluegrass Band
  • Gold Heart
  • Donna Hughes Band
  • The Martins
  • Michael Martin Murphey
  • The Quebe Sisters Band
  • Billy Smith
  • Spring Creek

These artists will have the opportunity to perform before industry leaders, musical peers and event producers from all over the world who will assemble in Nashville for IBMA 2009.

Six other bands will be chosen for the sponsored showcases that follow immediately after each day’s official showcase presentations during IBMA week. These bands are recommended by their labels, and will be named shortly.

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