• Groundbreaking for the Monroe Museum

    As previously reported, ground-breaking for the Bill Monroe Museum to be erected on land at a site in the Everett Park in Rosine, Kentucky, took place as scheduled on Tuesday morning, May 22, 2017.   The event, more ceremonial than the

  • Time for IBMA Momentum Award nominations

    While the annual International Bluegrass Music Awards honor musicians who are at the top of their game, usually with several years or even decades of success behind them, the IBMA’s Momentum Awards seek to recognize artists and other industry professionals

  • LBG Alumni Award to Becky Johnson

    Becky Johnson, a 2009 graduate of the IBMA Leadership Bluegrass program, is the recipient of a Best Team Performance award given out during the recent Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Retreat at the YMCA Blue Ridge Center in Black Mountain, NC. Johnson has

  • Changes afoot at Renfro Valley

    During this past weekend, April 30/May 1, 2017, reports emerged that the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center had dispensed with the services of members of their house-band, led by Kimberly ‘Kricket’ Reynolds. On Saturday night after that evening’s show, they were presented

  • 2017 Bluegrass Ramble artists announced by IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their invited showcase acts for the Bluegrass Ramble at their 2017 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. These artists are chosen through a highly competitive process, with only 30 selected from more than

  • Gallery Of Iconic Guitars at Belmont

    Belmont University in Nashville is the recipient of a large treasure trove of vintage instruments, bequeathed to them by the estate of the late Steven Kern Shaw. The collection includes close to 500 guitars and mandolins, among them specimens of

  • IBMA pens open letter to US Government

    The International Bluegrass Music Association, through its Executive Director Paul Schiminger, has published an open letter to President Trump and the US Congress concerning plans to reduce or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National

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