• The Bluegrass Grammy for 2019

    In a non-televised presentation this afternoon, the 61st annual Grammy Awards announced winners in categories outside of the mainstream pop music world. These are the many thousands of artists who create lasting art in niche markets like Gospel, jazz, blues,

  • Two new faces in the IBMA office

    IBMA office staff: Paul Schiminger, Amy Beth Hale, Kaitlyn Luce, Abby Lee Hood, and Eddie Huffman The office of the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville today introduces two new staff members, bringing their total to five. Recent growth in membership

  • IBMA Foundation announces 2019 grants

    The IBMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced the recipients of its grant funding for 2019. Awards for this year total $14,000, the largest total since the foundation was started in 2007. Grants typically run

  • 2019 SPBGMA National Awards winners

    Tonight, we had the presentation of the 2019 Bluegrass Music Awards at the 36th annual National Convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. The ceremony closed out the convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel

  • Kristy Cox wins bluegrass award in Australia

    Kristy Cox picked up a Golden Guitar award for the 2019 Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Toyota Country Music Association of Australia Awards in Tamworth on January 26. Ricochet, her winning project, was released on Mountain Fever Records in

  • MABC honors six new Pioneers of Missouri Bluegrass Music

    2019 Pioneers of Missouri Bluegrass: Frank Ray, Alma Curtner (for Herman Beck),  Andy Bressler, Alvin Bressler, Ken Seaman, Cecil Tinnon (for Paul Tinnon) On Friday, January 4, six first generation Missouri musicians were awarded plaques proclaiming them as Pioneers of Missouri Bluegrass Music.

  • Randy Barrett steps down from DCBU

    Randy Barrett, longtime President of the DC Bluegrass Union, has stepped down after serving for 12 years. But his work in that position was far more than chairing meetings and answering email. He came on the Board during a time of

  • SPBGMA Midwest Bluegrass Awards nominees

    In addition to their national bluegrass awards, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the nominees for their 45th annual Midwest Bluegrass Awards. Winners are to be announced at their 36th Midwest Convention in Jefferson City, MO