• IBMA announces 2019 Songwriter Showcase Artists

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced today the list of writers and songs that will be featured at their Songwriters Showcase during World Of Bluegrass 2019. Each year dozens of songwriters vie to have their new material performed at the

  • New members elected to IBMA Board

    The International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville has announced that four new members of their Board of Directors have been elected by their member constituencies, and one other re-elected. The Board consists of 19 voting members, and two ex-officio members. They

  • IBMA announces new award for drummers

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced this morning the addition of a new honor among its annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Starting in 2019, professional members of the organization will be able to vote for Bluegrass Drummer of the Year. Both

  • IBMA announces revised Awards criteria

    The International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville has announced today a number of revisions to the awards they distribute each year. Changes have been made in each of the three award types they offer, some as simple as a name change,

  • Two new faces in the IBMA office

    IBMA office staff: Paul Schiminger, Amy Beth Hale, Kaitlyn Luce, Abby Lee Hood, and Eddie Huffman The office of the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville today introduces two new staff members, bringing their total to five. Recent growth in membership

  • Kelly Kessler leaving her post at IBMA

    IBMA will have some big shoes to fill for 2019 and beyond. Kelly Kessler, the association’s director of communications and professional development, is leaving to become a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University. Kessler, who has been with IBMA since