• CMT Pickin’ Party on Saturday

    Country Music television (CMT) will be sponsoring an open mic style Pickin' Party on Saturday (10/29) from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Everyone in town for Fan Fest is invited to "come on down," and free barbeque is offered to

  • IBMA: 2005 Awards Show on XM Satellite Radio

    The 2005 IBMA Awards Show is to be held in the Ryman Auditorium tomorrow evening. The show is recorded and will be broadcast at a future time on bluegrass radio shows and stations nation wide. The exciting news this year

  • IBMA Keynote address: Larry Shell

    There was another event Monday evening which we hadn't covered yet, Larry Shell's Keynote Address, delivered at a dinner sponsored by Bluegrass Unlimited and D'Addario. Larry is the Vice President of A&R at Broken Bow Records, and well known to

  • Nashville papers cover IBMA week

    We have found a few stories in the Nashville papers about the IBMA presence here this week. Here's a story from The Nashville City Paper, and another from The Nashville Business Journal. There is another article bylined Nashville that appeared in Reuters/Billboard

  • Awards Poll Update – 10/26

    Only 1 day left to vote! We'll be closing the poll tomorrow at noon. If you wish to participate please do so before then. Tomorrow evening we'll be covering the IBMA Awards Show live from the Ryman Auditorium. We'll be announcing

  • IBMA: First day impressions

    It's Tuesday morning, well it's after noon but I just got up, and I'm reflecting back on my impressions from yesterday of the new environment for the World of Bluegrass event. The exhibit hall here at the Nashville Convention Center is

  • The Stringdusters – powerful stuff

    One of the more powerful impressions I took away from IBMA 2004 was the performance of Wheel House, a young band I caught in an evening showcase. I had come to see them primarily because of Chris Pandolfi, an extremely

  • IBMA: Walking the Ailse

    Here are some more photos from yesterday. This time we're featuring the people who were at the trade show yesterday. A lot of business gets done at the trade show, but it's also a time to visit with friends you