The IBMA reminds labels and independent artists that the organization will again prepare a list of eligible recordings for the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards which will be included in the first round ballots sent to IBMA members in June. This list, though not intended to be an all-inclusive catalog of eligible releases, can have a predictable impact on this first ballot, where professional voting members write in the names of artists and recordings they deem worthy for the awards.
From the recent IBMA press release:
To be eligible for the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards to be presented on October 2, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn., a recording project must have had its first commercial release between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008.
If you have an eligible recording and would like it listed with the first round ballot, be sure to send information to that effect to IBMA no later than April 30, 2008. The information required for submission, along with the address where it should be sent, can be found on the IBMA web site.