• 2019 SPBGMA Award nominees

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the nominees for their 45th annual Bluegrass Music Awards. Winners will be announced February 3, 2019 at their 36th national convention at Nashville's Sheraton Music City hotel. And the

  • Frank D Ray to SPBGMA Hall of Greats

    Frank D Ray, leader of the Ozark bluegrass band Cedar Hill, has been named as the 2019 SPBGMA Hall of Greats inductee.   He has been playing in bluegrass bands since 1964. The mandolin player for the group, he sings the lead,

  • Chuck Stearman antique auction next month

    Those who knew the late Chuck Stearman, founder and long time proprietor of SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America), will know that in addition to bluegrass music, he had a passion for vintage and antique signage.

  • 2018 SPBGMA Music Awards

    The 2018 Bluegrass Music Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America are being announced this evening in Nashville. We will be posting each winner as they are announced. If you return to this page or keep

  • Trailblazers win 2018 SPBGMA band contest

    First place in the 2018 SPBGMA International Band Championship has been awarded to The Trailblazers, a young group from Wilkesboro, NC. They were presented with a check for $4,000. Its members include brothers Daniel Thrailkill on guitar and Will Thrailkill on

  • Changes ahead for SPBGMA in Nashville?

    After the first three days of the National Convention of the Society for the preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) in Nashville this weekend, a few things are abundantly clear. Without a doubt, the music continues to be first rate,

  • 2018 SPBGMA Midwest Award Winners

    The winners of the 2018 Midwest Bluegrass Music Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this past weekend at their 35th annual midwest bluegrass convention in Jefferson City, MO. And the 2018 trophies went to:

  • 2018 SPBGMA nominees announced

    The nominees for the 2018  Bluegrass Music Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America have been announced. They will be presented in February at the 44th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards and 35th National Convention & Band Championship