New IBMA Board officers elected

Tim SurrettThe Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization.

According to board members who asked not to be identified, previous Director Jon Weisberger, who was eligible for another term, did not stand for re-election and is succeeded by Tim Surrett, bass player with Balsam Range and producer/engineer at Crossroads Entertainment.

Ben Surratt, chief engineer with Rec Room Studio in Nashville, was elected Vice Chair. Surratt had previously served on the Executive Committee of the IBMA Board.

Further announcements are expected this afternoon relating to Board meetings held yesterday and today at their annual fall meeting, held in conjunction with the World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC.


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David Morris

David Morris, an award-winning songwriter and journalist, has written for Bluegrass Today since its inception. He joined its predecessor, The Bluegrass Blog, in 2010. His 40-year career in journalism included more than 13 years with The Associated Press, a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and several top editing jobs in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of IBMA and the DC Bluegrass Union. He and co-writers won the bluegrass category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2015.