• Gospel Choices #7 – Dan Hays 

    Here’s another contribution in this periodical feature, where we ask a bluegrass personality to choose their top five Gospel songs. On this occasion Dan Hays, a former Executive Director at the IBMA, reveals his five favorites. Beulah Land - Marty Raybon:

  • The IBMA and its Mission Statements

    At their annual convention in September of this year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Board of Directors approved a new mission statement. The new statement reads ... IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass

  • IBMA staff changes update

    The deadline for applications to be considered for the Executive Director position with the International Bluegrass Music Association is this Thursday, December 15. Outgoing Director Dan Hays has asked us to remind our readers of that fact, and to encourage anyone

  • Dan Hays leaving IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Dan Hays, their Executive Director for 21 years, is resigning his position effective February 29, 2012. Hays has served since 1990 when the organization was based in Owensboro, KY and was instrumental in

  • IBMA – Working On A Building

    Dan Hays, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has published an article on the IBMA web site that nicely capsulizes the vision and focus of the organization. The article is prompted by the recognition of 2010 as the

  • Katy Daley talks IBMA

    If you want to learn more about the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and their upcoming World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville, you can tune in to Katy Daley's show tomorrow (8/20) at 9:00 a.m. when she interviews Dan Hays,

  • Dan Hays talking IBMA

    As many may be aware already, Kentucky-born Dan Hays is the Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and has been in that position since August 1990. In a four-part collection of videos Hays discusses his career path, the

  • Episode #4 – Dan Hays

    In episode #4 of The GrassCast we conclude our theme from last week as we share an interview we conducted with Dan Hays, the Executive Director of IMBA. We asked Dan to share his thoughts about the 2005 IBMA trade