• A special tribute

    Congressman Jim Cooper on the show with the presentation of a bronze plaque to be displayed forever on the wall of the Ryman auditorium, where people once stood in line to get into The Mother Church. The plaque is

  • The Entertainer speaks…

    Jere Cherryholmes accepts for his family: "We can't believe it!" Thanks the Lord for talent, energy of youth and their safety on the road. Thanks for getting to meet people like Rhonda and Darrin Vincent, Allen Mills, James

  • IBMA Entertainer Of The Year for 2005

    This award is for a performing act who displayed the greatest competence in all aspects of the entertainment field. Voters should give consideration to recorded and in-person performance, public acceptance, attitude, leadership, and over-all contributions to the bluegrass music image.

  • AKUS on stage now…

    The Ryman Auditorium is ringing with the sounds of My Poor Old Heart right now as Alison Krauss and Union Station rock the house! Yes they really are that good. Dan Tyminski's rhythm guitar is filling the room with some

  • IBMA Album Of The Year for 2005

    Award for an outstanding recorded performance by an artist or artists, first commercially released during the specified time period (Award to artist(s), producer, and label): The Album Of The Year for 2005 is: Album Title links to audio Artist(s) links to artist(s) Label links to label 40 Larry Sparks Rebel

  • IBMA Song Of The Year for 2005

    This award is for any song, new or old, which was released or showed significant chart action within the eligibility period. Any song which has been nominated for this award in previous years is ineligible. The award goes to the