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NASHVILLE, TENN.–Bluegrass music’s premier indoor festival is just around the corner!  Bluegrass fans will want to reserve their tickets as soon as possible for IBMA‘s Bluegrass Fan Fest, scheduled for October 2-4, 2009, at the Nashville Convention Center. The star-studded grand finale of World of Bluegrass Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 4) will present the talents of more than 60 phenomenal acts on three stages: the Main Stage, the Masters Workshop Stage and the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.

Fan Fest tickets are available for purchase at the festival gate. Three-day, single-day and student rated tickets will be available when ticket sales open on Friday, October 2, at 8 a.m. at the ticket sales center located inside the 601 Commerce Street entrance of the Nashville Convention Center.  Three-day tickets are $95, single-day tickets are $55 per day, and student tickets are $35 with ID.  Children under 16 are admitted free with paid adult admission.

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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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(Nashville, TN – Feb. 9, 2009) Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 14, legendary radio station 650 AM WSM will move their acclaimed Bluegrass Underground series to a new time slot. The program will now broadcast on WSM every Saturday night from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST and stream worldwide at www.WSMonline.com. A performance by Nashville bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, will be the first show broadcast at the new time.

“Having Bluegrass Underground as a part of the weekly WSM broadcast schedule enhances the diversity of our programming, which no other Nashville radio station can stake claim to,” says WSM program director Joe Limardi. “It is the perfect lead-in to our ‘crown jewel’ of programming, the Saturday Night WSM Grand Ole Opry.” (more…)

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Burlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce several nominations for its artists by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (S.P.B.G.M.A.) for the 35TH Annual SPBGMA awards. For the fourth consecutive year, the awards show will take place in Nashville at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Rounder artists have the most overall nominations, including thirteen total for Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and nine total for The Grascals. Vincent is nominated to repeat as Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Female Vocalist while she and her band are nominated for Bluegrass Band of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, the latter being a category they won the past two years. New bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent are nominated for nine awards, including Bluegrass Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, and Entertaining Group of the Year. All nominations are listed below.

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