• Award Show Thoughts

    Last evenings award show brought a few surprises, to most of us I'm sure. Of course the big surprise was Cherryholmes winning Entertainer Of The Year. I'm glad they won, though I had really expected them to win Emerging Artist

  • IBMA 2005 Awards Winners

    Here are the IBMA 2005 Awards Winners, side by side with the winners of our poll. AwardIBMA WinnerBluegrass Today Winner Entertainer of the YearCherryholmesDoyle Lawson and Quicksilver Instrumental Group of the YearRicky Skaggs and Kentucky ThunderRicky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Vocal Group of the

  • Friday morning at IBMA

    Well, the Awards Show has come and gone. We had a great time live blogging the event. We did have a few problems with the server last night and some people may have experienced difficulty accessing the site for a

  • Dan Loftin photos

    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

  • Whew…

    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