The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of acts which have been invited to showcase at the 2007 World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville (October 1-7).
- Circuit Riders
- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock
- Grass Cats
- The Faris Family
- Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
- Sierra Hull & Highway 111
- Claire Lynch
- Monroe Crossing
- Dan Paisley & Southern Grass
- Don Rigsby & Midnight Call
- Three Ring Circle
Six more acts will be selected shortly for label-sponsored “Special Showcases” which will also occur during the World Of Bluegrass event. Interested labels should contact IBMA for more details.
The gist of the selection process and the goal of the showcases is described by IBMA thusly:
The purpose of each presentation is to introduce their talent and material to event producers, broadcasters, labels, media and other prominent industry professionals attending the events. Those invited include artists with significant new recordings, emerging talent or established bands introducing significant changes to their act.
Congratulations to the 2007 IBMA Showcase Artists.