• Format for awards announcements

    As each award is announced, we will post the name of the recipient, along with the winner of our reader-driven Bluegrass Blog Awards Poll. It will be fun to see how many coincide. We will also include the official IBMA

  • Cherryholmes on The Opry Saturday night

    This year looks to be a great one for Cherryholmes at IBMA. They are nominated for a number of awards, including the unprecedented combination of Emerging Artist and Entertainer Of The Year. Both Cherryholmes and Rhonda Vincent will be

  • IBMA exibitors photo gallery

    The IBMA exhibit hall has been a busy place this past three days, with more than 120 businesses, bands and instrument makers on hand. The heavy traffic during the day made it difficult to grab photos, but we were able

  • IBMA Gig Fair

    This morning IBMA sponsored their Gig Fair, where bands had an opportunity for brief, one-on-one meetings with representatives from more than 30 major festivals and concert series. Though bands had been able to pre-set appointments in advance, anyone who attended

  • More images from Tuesday at IBMA

    Here is another set of images that Tami Roth shot on Tuesday. She has a few from the official IBMA showcase, some from the after hours showcases and a couple of the impromptu jams she encountered.

  • 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