• Dobro Player of the Year

    Mineando, last year's European World of Bluegrass band winner, is on stage presenting the award for Dobro Player of the Year. And the award goes to Rob Ickes.

  • IBMA 2007 Song Of The Year

    The first award of the evening is for Song Of The Year, Bobby Osborne and Claire Lynch presenting. And the award goes to... Fork In The Road, by The Infamous Stringdusters - Chris Jones and John Pennell songwriters.

  • Bush takes the stage

    Sam Bush is on stage now giving his introductory speech. Sam will be the host for this evening's festivities. Right now he's telling stories about his growing up in Kentucky and hearing some of the great first generation performers of bluegrass

  • The Show Begins

    The show has begun, with a video presentation from our friend Wichita Rutherford. The video is showing a young man listening to the radio and Wichita comes on. The young boy is transported through time by Wichita's Grand Ole Time Machine.

  • Red carpet fashion notes

    Our intrepid IBMA fashionistas, Katy Daley and Jen Hitt have sent their first outfit of note. Jen says that they spoke with Richard Gelardin, attending from Alaska, who appeared in a striking outfit, complete with Dave Little boots, a calico

  • No Rhonda tonight at IBMA

    Brance and I are backstage at the Opry, getting ready to live blog tonight's International Bluegrass Music Awards. We just got word that Rhonda Vincent is feeling a bit under the weather, and won't be able to perform on the

  • IBMA Awards Show – the festivities begin

    The Awards Show evening has begun. We've set up backstage to blog the show and we're seeing a lot of bluegrass performers backstage heading to dressing rooms to get themselves ready. Kyle Cantrell at XM Satellite Radio has a dressing room