• On stage now…

    Performing now is Marty Rabon, singing California Cotton Fields with Phil Leadbetter, Scott Vestal, Stuart Duncan... When we talked with Phil yesterday he mentioned how much he had loved this tune when Seldom Scene recorded it back in the late

  • IBMA Guitar Player Of The Year for 2005

    The award for the artist who, on recorded and/or in-person performance during the specified time period, has shown an extraordinary mastery of their instrument. The award goes to the individual. The Guitar Player Of The Year for 2005 is: Bryan

  • The show starts!

    We're live! It's 8:00 p.m. here in Nashville and the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Awards are on the air! The Issacs are launching the show with The Star Spangled Banner.

  • About to begin!

    It looks like the show is about to begin. David Crowe is "prepping" the audience, making sure that everybody is on their best behavior. No speeches longer than 30 seconds, etc. We'll see how that goes...

  • Format for awards announcements

    As each award is announced, we will post the name of the recipient, along with the winner of our reader-driven Bluegrass Blog Awards Poll. It will be fun to see how many coincide. We will also include the official IBMA