IBMA Awards Deadline Looms

Time is running out to submit nominations for special awards that will be presented at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville this September.

E-mail nominations must be received by this Friday, June 29. Nominations sent by U.S. mail need to be postmarked by then.

The special awards are presented at a luncheon during the conference.

This year, for the first time, a Songwriter of the Year award will be presented. Other categories include Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year, Bluegrass Event of the Year, Graphic Design for a Recorded Project, Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project and Print Media Person of the Year. (John, please make sure I spelled all the words right!)

The awards cover work that was performed during the 12 months from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012.

You can e-mail nominations to Nancy Cardwell, IBMA’s interim executive director, at, or mail them to IBMA Special Awards, 2 Music Circle South, Suite 100, Nashville TN 37203.

For more information about the awards and the nominating process, visit the IBMA web site.

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David Morris

David Morris, an award-winning songwriter and journalist, has written for Bluegrass Today since its inception. He joined its predecessor, The Bluegrass Blog, in 2010. His 40-year career in journalism included more than 13 years with The Associated Press, a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and several top editing jobs in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of IBMA and the DC Bluegrass Union. He and co-writers won the bluegrass category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2015.