Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Adam Steffey, Alecia Nugent, Alison Krauss, Barry Bales, Blue Grass Boys, Blue Highway, Bobby Osborne, Dailey & Vincent, Dan Tyminski, Danny Paisley, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Del McCoury, Dick Spottswood, Doyle Lawson, Hot Rize, Hylo Brown, IBMA, IIIrd Tyme Out, International Bluegrass Music Awards, Jesse Brock, Jimmy Fortune, Jody Rainwater, Joe Wilson, John McEuen, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Kathy Mattea, Kevin Denney, Kristin Scott Benson, Michael Cleveland, Osborne Brothers band, Pati Crooker, Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Ricky Skaggs, Robert Plant, Ron Stewart, Russell Moore, Steve Martin, Sunny Mountain Boys, The Country Gentlemen, The Dillards, The Grascals, The Isaacs, The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, Tom Botkin, Vince Gill on September 9, 2009 |
Nashville, TN- IBMA is proud to announce the nominees for the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted by Grammy®-winning country artist Kathy Mattea and the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Two decades after the very first IBMA Award Show–an intimate industry gathering at the Executive Inn’s Showroom Lounge in Owensboro, Kentucky, hosted by Vince Gill and the Dirt Band’s John McEuen–bluegrass music’s premier night continues to be the most anticipated evening of the year. Now a generation away from that first show, the bluegrass tradition of passing the music on from one generation to the next also continues, evidenced by the six bands nominated for Entertainer of the Year in 2009. All have gained valuable experience as journeymen musicians with established artists in the past, and have now become the band leaders and musical stylists who will inspire future generations. (more…)
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Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Bil VornDick, Bryan McDowell, Caleb Courtner, Doc Watson Guitar Championship, Fred Duggin, Jack Lawrence, Jesse Daniel, Johnathan Dillon, Ken Whitesides, Kristin Scott Benson, Merle Watson Bluegrass Banjo Championship, MerleFest, MerleFest Mandolin Contest, Mitch Greenhill, Owen Piatt, Pete Wernick, Rad Andy, Seth Taylor, Tony Watt, Tony Williamson, Tyler Grant on May 4, 2009 |
WILKESBORO, N.C. (April 29, 2009)–MerleFest is known not only for presenting excellent entertainment on its musical stages, but also for giving aspiring musicians an opportunity to learn from the masters through various workshops, and allowing them to compete in three instrument contests.
MerleFest 2009, presented by Lowe’s, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s instrument contests: (more…)
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