CMT covers SPBGMA awards show

Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of AmericaEdward Morris of CMT News was on hand at last Sunday’s 34th Annual Bluegrass Music Awards, put on by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). His piece at CMT.com both reviews the show and lists all the winners.

Morris pointed out what was surely a most frustrating reality for SPBGMA…

“In spite of the competing Super Bowl broadcast, the show drew a crowd of several hundred. But it was not an especially demonstrative group. None of the acts really ignited the audience, even though all of them performed some amazing music.”

Read the full article at CMT.com.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Jon Weisberger

    Nice piece – Edward Morris always does a good job – but I wonder if I’m the only one who spotted a factual error toward the end…

  • Indeed… Rhonda had her band name long before that song was recorded. As I recall, it was an anagram taken from the names of her band members when she launched the group.