Here are a few more of the photos Dan Loftin has taken during IBMA week. We actually have more - dozens more - that we will pore through and post over the next few days, but some may not get
Well, we're done, folks. What a great show! Sorry for the server problems. That is first thing on the list when we get back to the hotel - as soon as we grab some dinner! We hope it wasn't a
IBMA Special Awards for 2005
The following awards are determined by special procedures and committees are enlisted to review recommendations, consider nominations related to the criteria and determine recipients. Finalists were recognized and winners announced at the Special Awards Luncheon, earlier today at The Renaissance
The Grand Finale
Ricky Skaggs is leading the Finale performance of the evening. As the show winds to and end they sang It's Mighty Dark For Me To Travel with Doyle Lawson hitting the high part and Ricky singing lead. The stage is
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.
The big one, here it comes…
Presenting the Entertainer Of The Year Award is Sam Bush and Bela Fleck. They're singing!
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
Accepting for Album Of The Year…
Dave Freeman accepts for 40, and thanks everyone involved in the project generally. Sparks thanks his manager and agent, Don Light.