During the summer of 2008, Billboard Magazine reduced the number of charts included in the print edition of the magazine. The Bluegrass chart was one of the casualties. Removed from the print edition, it was only available to subscribers via Billboard.com
With the upcoming issue (March 27), Billboard is returning the Bluegrass Chart to the pages of the print edition.
According to chart manager, Wade Jessen, he is working on making it a regular feature of the magazine.
That from IBMA Executive Director, Dan Hayes. The IBMA is excited to see the chart return to the print edition.
Having it appear in print helps to keep the music in front of key decision makers in the entertainment industry.
Good news for Bluegrass.