• IBMA Keynote address from Pete Fisher

    Here is a copy of the Keynote Address delivered by Pete Fisher during the 2009 IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville. Fisher, Vice President and General manager of The Grand Ole Opry, gave his address on Monday, September 28

  • Steep Canyon Rangers on The Opry

    Steep Canyon Rangers have a guest spot on tonight's (9/25) Grand Ole Opry broadcast. It will be their second visit to the Opry stage, and banjo picker and primary songwriter Graham Sharp tells us that they will be highlighting material from

  • More awards for Dailey & Vincent

    No... these are a different sort of awards. After winning several armloads of trophies at IBMA 2008, Dailey & Vincent may be accustomed to walking off stage with major awards. But handing them out, not so much. But that's just what they've

  • Bluegrass gals on The Opry

    This weekend's Grand Ole Opry has some of the ladies of bluegrass scheduled to perform. Both the reigning Queen and a trio of upstart challengers will be strutting their stuff on the Friday and Saturday night broadcasts. Rhonda Vincent will be

  • Opry VP to deliver IBMA keynote

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Pete Fisher, Vice President and General manager of The Grand Ole Opry, will deliver the keynote address during their 2009 World Of Bluegrass conference in Nashville this fall. Fisher had worked in both

  • Grascals on the air this weekend

    The Grascals will have two spots in the national media this weekend. Tonight (1/9), they will appear on the Friday Grand Ole Opry during the 10:00-10:30 p.m. segment. The Friday Opry show is available over the air on WSM AM 650, on

  • IBMA Travelogue # 2

    Our own intrepid correspondent, Richard Thompson , has arrived in Nashville from the UK to attend the IBMA convention next week. This is his first trip to IBMA in 20 years, and we thought that his impressions and considerations would

  • Bluegrass Opry this weekend

    The Grand Ole Opry is taking on a bluegrass flavor this weekend as the World Of Bluegrass prepares to descend on Nashville. Tonight's Friday Opry (9/26) will feature Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Grascals and Jesse McReynolds. On Saturday night, they'll

  • Top stars to honor Bill Monroe

    Some of bluegrass music's top present-day stars will honor Bill Monroe on September 30 in the annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Celebration, which will take place on Tuesday, September 30 at the Opry House in Nashville. The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Celebration, presented