• Tim Surrett steps down as IBMA Board Chair

    Tim Surret, Chairman of the IBMA Board of Directors, has resigned his position on the organization's Executive Committee. Surrett, who also works as bass player with Balsam Range and as a studio musician and producer with Crossroads Music, is recovering

  • Tim Surrett recovering at home

    Tim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some

  • Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

    Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after

  • New IBMA Board officers elected

    The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization. According to board members who asked not to be identified, previous Director Jon Weisberger, who was eligible for another term, did not stand

  • Hopkins and Surrett at WOB 2013

    John Driskill Hopkins, bass player/vocalist with the Zac Brown Band, and Tim Surett, who fills that same role with Balsam Range, stopped by for a chat on Wednesday at World of Bluegrass 2013.  

  • NewTown using pre-sale to help fund next CD

    As NewTown prepares to start work on their first album for Crossroad Music's Pisgah Ridge label, the band is taking a slightly different approach with the now-familiar crowd sourcing formula to ask fans to help with recording costs. Pisgah Ridge is

  • Blue Ridge Artist Agency

    Michael Davis, founder of successful Southern Gospel artist representatives, The Dominion Agency, has launched a bluegrass division. Blue Ridge Artist Agency will be based within Dominion's Waynesville, NC offices, with a number of bluegrass acts on board. Davis and his team of

  • Battlefield – Mountain Faith

    Mountain Faith, a family bluegrass Gospel band from North Carolina, has released their second album for Crossroads Music on the label's Pisgah Ridge imprint. Battlefield includes ten new tracks, three written within the band, performed by patriarch Sam McMahan's talented family,