• IBMA Instrumental Group Of The Year for 2006

    Instrumental Group Of The Year The award for a group who regularly performs together that has shown outstanding recorded and in-person performance in the area of instrumental performance. It is not limited to groups which only perform instrumentals. The award goes

  • Some Part of Something

    My down the street neighbor and friend Ricky Skaggs is performing with The Nashville String Machine as we speak. I'm not sure of the title of the song, but, it's very Irish sounding and fantastic. I imagine there

  • IBMA Song Of The Year for 2006

    Song Of The Year 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

  • Marty Stuart takes the stage

    Marty Stuart just took the stage to begin his hosting duties. He's got a quick wit and big smile. He's telling some great jokes. And the crowd is enthusiastic.

  • Mighty Fine and a Great Big Howdy

    Hey Boys and Girls... It's awards night and I am backstage in historical (or is it hysterical) Dressing Room #11 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House.  I'm going to be one of your hosts with the mosts as we celebrate bluegrass

  • Getting ready for the Awards Show

    Brance and I are safely ensconced backstage at The Grand Ole Opry, preparing to start our live blog coverage of the 2006 International Bluegrass Music Awards. As you might presume, it's mayhem backstage with bluegrass starts flitting to and fro. Jim

  • Live blogging the IBMA Awards tonight

    Bumped back to the top: 6:20 p.m....  Just another reminder that Brance and I, ably assisted by Sharon Smith, will be offering live blog coverage of tonight's International Bluegrass Music Awards. We will be in the media room at the

  • Wednesday night at IBMA – part 2

    Here's the second part of late night wanderings around the showcases. There was some really great music being played late last night, and I didn't even make it to any of the jam sessions happening on various floors of the