• Larry Stephenson to SPBGMA Hall Of Greats

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced Larry Stephenson as the 2018 inductee into their Hall of Greats. The organization has chosen one artist or bluegrass personality each year for this career honor since 1984, when

  • SPBGMA statement on new rules for 2018

    Late last month we published an article laying out some of the new rules in place for the 2018 SPBGMA national convention in Nashville. Typically held the first weekend in February, this event signals the bluegrass reawakening each year following

  • New rules in place for SPBGMA 2018

    It seems lately that the growing fad is for chaos and rumors bouncing off the bluegrass walls about upcoming conventions and awards shows. Who's running what? What new rules are in place? Who put a Baby Ruth in the swimming

  • 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