Live blogging the IBMA Awards tonight

Bumped back to the top: 6:20 p.m….  Just another reminder that Brance and I, ably assisted by Sharon Smith, will be offering live blog coverage of tonight’s International Bluegrass Music Awards. We will be in the media room at the Grand Ole Opry House, posting the winner of each award as it is announced on stage.

Sharon runs her own blog, A Whiff Of Smiff, and is married to Terry Smith, bass player with The Grascals, who will be performing on the show, and are up for several awards themselves. We’ll see if we can contain her enthusiasm should their name be called.

The show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. (EDT – 8:30 local time), so you can bring up Bluegrass Today at that time, and see the results in real time.

The connectivity issues we encountered last year during the Awards Show live blog have been corrected, so there will be no trouble handling as many simultaneous connections as may be requested.

We also invite all our readers to add their comments as the various awards are distributed. Agree or disagree – your input is solicited.

You will need to be registered to add comments, so go ahead and register now to be ready for tonight.

See you then…

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: We will shut down voting in our Bluegrass Blog Awards Poll just prior to the start of the show tonight (9:30 p.m. EDT). If you are registered at Bluegrass Today, you can vote once in our poll, which mirrors the official IBMA Awards ballot.

It will be fun to see how the votes from our readers stack up against the voting membership of the IBMA. We’ll do a side-by-side comparison of the two sets of results sometime over the next few days to see how you did.

Vote in Bluegrass Today Awards Poll.

View the current results.

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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.