Mighty Fine and a Great Big Howdy

Hey Boys and Girls…

It’s awards night and I am backstage in historical (or is it hysterical) Dressing Room #11 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House.  I’m going to be one of your hosts with the mosts as we celebrate bluegrass music at the Seventeenth Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.  Things are just about to get underway and I’m here to tell you, it is just electric back here. 

We’ve already commenced from Studio A and the Pre-Awards reception and the National Anthem is being performed flawlessly by 3 Fox Drive.  Wow!  Those three can sure sing. I’m tickled to hear our Anthem opening the show because I was told on the drive over, by one Terry Smith that there would be no patriotic music performed this evening because it is the International Bluegrass Music Association.  Pssht….whatever. 

If this event were taking place in Canada, I would expect to hear O Canada and love every second of it, because it is a beautiful song, but, also out of respect for the country, or any country, for that matter. 

Anyway, back to why we’re here…to celebrate bluegrass music.  We’re going to have a great time, so y’all sit back and enjoy.  You can listen live on XM Radio.  If you don’t have XM, go sign up for a free, three day trial.