• 2017 SPBGMA Award winners

    As the 2017 SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville comes to a close in Nashville, the organization hands out their annual awards, voted on by the attendees at the weekend festival at the Music City Sheraton. And the winners are: Bluegrass Promoter

  • Mashtag wins the 2017 SPBGMA Band competition

    The results are in for the 2017 SPBGMA International Band Championship. Top finishers have often gone on to success in the professional realm. The annual competition attracts the very best young bluegrass bands from all over the US, who go head-to-head

  • Two other SPBGMA showcases this weekend

    When we posted a list of hotel showcases for this weekend's SPBGMA convention in Nashville yesterday, we missed a couple of big ones. Tonight Wilson Pickins Productions and The Bluegrass Jamboree will host an off-site event at the Texas Troubadour Theatre,

  • Hotel showcases scheduled at SPBGMA

    There will be multiple entertainment showcases taking place over this weekend at the Music City Sheraton while the SPBGMA National Convention is going on. The main stage will feature top flight stage performances from some of the best acts in bluegrass,

  • SPBGMA Midwest winners for 2017

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the winners of their 43rd annual Midwest Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards were given out at the end of their 34th Midwest Convention, held January 13-14 at the

  • SPBGMA award nominees for 2017

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the nominees for their 43rd annual Bluegrass Music Awards. The winners will be announced and trophies awarded during the Society's National Convention which runs February 2-5, 2017 at

  • Chuck Stearman passes

    Charles Ray Stearman, the founder of the long running Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, has died at 79. Known as Chuck to family and friends, he had been living in a nursing facility in Brookfield, MO, a short

  • Bluegrass Outlaws at SPBGMA

    Here's a look at The Bluegrass Outlaws, the winners of the 2016 International Band Championship at last weekend's National SPBGMA Convention in Nashville. The band is fronted by Becky Monk on bass with her husband Chris Monk on banjo, Wesley Wolfe on

  • SPBGMA 2016 notes

    We had a blast this year at the SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. As always, it's great to re-connect with old friends and make new ones, with more high-quality music being played than you could ever hope to see in

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