Nancy Cardwell joins the Girl Scouts

Nancy CardwellNancy Cardwell Erdos, recently departed Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has accepted a position with the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

She will serve as Membership Specialist for the Hispanic Community, working to increase programming and resources for Spanish-speaking girls in 39 counties surrounding her Nashville office.

Cardwell says that the new job feels like coming back home.

“Family and community are important themes in the Latino community, so Scouting is a natural fit. It’s a wonderful opportunity for girls of all ages to learn new things, have fun, and develop leadership skills. As the mission statement says, Girl Scouting really does ‘build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.’ My 32 years as a girl member and adult volunteer with the Girl Scouts have had a very positive impact on my life, and I look forward to sharing the program with girls who have previously not been served because of language barriers.”

But Nancy isn’t leaving bluegrass behind. She will continue to write features and album reviews for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and provide publicity services for Tom T. Hall and the team at Fox Hollow. And she’ll keep a hand in by playing bass on local shows with Valerie Smith, and as Executive Producer for an upcoming album for her younger brother, singer/songwriter Ray Cardwell.

IBMA members and bluegrass fans worldwide surely join us in congratulating Nancy on her new position.

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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.