Live at the Awards Show – with photos

The Infamous Stringdusters accepting at the 2007 IBMA AwardsJust a quick reminder about tonight’s (10/1) International Bluegrass Music Awards, and our live coverage on Bluegrass Today.

Brance and I will be in the press gallery at The Ryman Auditorium, announcing the winners here live as they are announced on stage. Dean Hoffmeyer will also be shooting photos during the show, which we will posting as we get them while the show proceeds.

The show should be a whopper, opening with Lonesome River Band and their version of Them Blues.

If you can’t be here in Nashville, or at The Ryman tonight, be sure to join us online starting at 7:30 (CDT). Don’t be late!!

In addition, we will be shooting Red Carpet interviews with the nominees before the show, which will be posted as soon as possible, probably sometime this weekend. Katy Daley (the 2009 IBMA Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year!) and Doug McKelway of WJLA in Washington will be our hosts.

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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.

  • A.J. Fuller

    As has been the case for the past several years, I am appreciative and excited about the live coverage of the awards show! However, I am VERY concerned that the site will once again not be prepared to withstand the load, especially given the excessively slow response times we are already seeing 5.5 hours before the show even begins.

    In fairness, it appears to be third-party affiliates and ads which are slowing the page load time, but I fear that if it is this bad already, by show time it will be unusable.

    I know John and Brace (And Casey and Dean!) are working hard at the show, so I am hopeful there is someone back at home base who might read this and be able to check on the performance issues prior to tonights activities.

    Keeping my fingers crossed,
    A.J.

  • A.J. Fuller

    Not to be a pest (too late… I Know), but in the interest of helping to identify the cause, it appears that “dl.specificclick.net” and “bid.operix.net” are the two biggest culprits in the slow load time issues I am experiencing.

    Also, I have tried from several different service provider networks (OARnet, Buckeye Express, Time-Warner – one advantage of working in a co-located environment, I guess), and am seeing similar performance issues from all three separate upstream feeds.

    I promise I will be quiet now!

    A.J.

  • Not to worry. Page reloads will not be required this year.

    The announcements will be updated using Ajaxy goodness…