• IBMA Board statement about Awards Show flap

    We have made a few references here on Bluegrass Today to the various reactions that have been generated by the "patriotic theme" of last month's International Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville. The IBMA Executive Committe made some changes to the

  • The IBMA Board – who are they?

    IBMA has been on our minds, and on this blog a lot recently. Most of that due to the recent World of Bluegrass event held in Nashville, TN recently. Some of the discussion of IBMA though has sprung from the

  • IBMA Controversy In The Blogosphere

    The recent IBMA Awards Show in Nashville resulted in some controversy surrounding the performance of some patriotic material performed by the US Navy Band, Country Current. You'll find all the details in our previous posts here and here. There is

  • IBMA flap picked up by The Tennessean

    This morning's edition of The Tennessean, Nashville's primary daily newspaper, has a story about the turmoil that has erupted inside the IBMA leadership over the performance by the US Navy band Country Current during last week's International Bluegrass Music Awards. I

  • IBMA Awards Show flap reverbrates

    A number of people have contacted us, asking about the controversy during last week's International Bluegrass Music Awards, or wondering why we haven't covered it on Bluegrass Today. Both Brance and I were at the show (live blogging backstage), and

  • IBMA 2006 Awards Comparison

    This morning I thought we'd take a look at the IBMA 2006 Awards and compare the actualy winners with the winners of our unofficial poll. Our poll was open to all registered users of Bluegrass Today. We'll start at the

  • IBMA Special Awards

    Oops... We neglected to post the list of IBMA's Special Award winners, which were announced and distributed at a luncheon here in Nashville on Thursday afternoon. 2006 Broadcaster of the Year: Red Shipley, WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C. 2006 Bluegrass Event of

  • More IBMA Awards Show photos

    Here are the rest of the photos from last night's Awards Show. Photos by Tami Roth © 2006 Vince Gill with The Del McCoury Band Del McCoury and Vince Gill Rhonda Vincent Joe Wheatley, Country Current Frank Solivan II, Country Current Tim O'Brien accepts as Male Vocalist Marty