• Congratulations Nancy and Bob!

    Nancy Cardwell and Bob Webster were married this past weekend in North Carolina. Both are life-long members of the bluegrass community with friends and associates across the country. Nancy performed as a young lady with her family and other groups in

  • Nancy Cardwell and Bob Webster engaged

    Two much-loved members of the bluegrass music community, Nancy Cardwell and Bob Webster, have announced their engagement to be married. Nancy, originally from Springfield, Missouri, is best known for her 20 years-service as a staff member of the International Bluegrass Music

  • Girl Scouts and Grass in Bell Buckle, TN

    Folks in middle Tennessee will have a new bluegrass event to enjoy with the debut next month of the S’more Bluegrass Festival in Bell Buckle, south of Nashville. They are combining a number of fun fall pastimes - homemade s’mores, Tennessee barbecue, and

  • Nancy Cardwell to Bluegrass Foundation

    The Foundation for Bluegrass Music in Nashville has announced the hiring of Nancy Cardwell to serve as their administrator. Cardwell has worked in bluegrass most of her life, as both a performer and on the staff of the International Bluegrass

  • Nancy Cardwell moves into representation

    Nancy Cardwell, former Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced that she will be representing bluegrass legend, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, for dates in 2016, 2017, and beyond. Jesse has been playing, writing, and singing bluegrass

  • Nancy Cardwell joins the Girl Scouts

    Nancy Cardwell Erdos, recently departed Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has accepted a position with the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. She will serve as Membership Specialist for the Hispanic Community, working to increase programming and resources for Spanish-speaking

  • 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 Chief Discusses Awards

    IBMA Executive Director Nancy Cardwell is interested in hearing from members who have ideas about the rules for the association’s award for emerging artist of the year. Cardwell responded after my commentary last month, which pointed out what I saw as