• 2022 IBMA Industry and Momentum Awards nominees

    This morning the International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for their 2022 Industry and Momentum Awards. Both these nominees and the winners are chosen by select committees of IBMA members chosen for this purpose. The IBMA Industry Awards are given

  • Les Sandy passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Les Sandy, passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on July 28, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. He was 93 years old.  Leslie Matheson Sandy was born, one of the eight

  • Clyde Maness passes

    Clyde Maness at the Music Barn - photo by G Nicholas Hancock Clyde Maness, bass player and proprietor of Maness Pottery & Music Barn in Carthage, NC, passed away on Sunday, July 31. The most recent recipient of Alan Perdue Memorial

  • Dick Smith passes

    Dick Smith at the 2003 IBMA convention in Louisville, KY - photo © Jeromie Stephens Dick Smith, Washington, DC area musician, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday morning July 28, 2022. He was 77 years old. Born October 4, 1943,

  • Cold Hearted Woman from Dave Adkins

    Mountain Fever Records has a new single this week for Dave Adkins, the third from his upcoming We're All Crazy album, due to hit next week. A native of eastern Kentucky, Dave has been singing bluegrass music since he was in

  • 2022 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards nominees announced

    This morning in Nashville the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the nominees for their 33rd annual Bluegrass Music Awards. This yearly ritual grabs the attention of everyone in the bluegrass world, when fans, artists, labels, radio, pickers, singers, songwriters, and