Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Adam Steffey & Special Guests, Alecia Nugent, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Balsam Ridge, Blue Moon Rising, bluegrass, Bradley Walker, Cadillac Sky, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Dale Ann Bradley, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, G2 Bluegrass Band, Grasstowne, IBMA Fan Fest, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Joe Diffie, John McEuen, Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Larry Stephenson Band, Lonesome River Band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Lou Reid & Carolina, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Mountain Heart, music, NewFound Road, Pam Gadd, Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen, Ronnie Bowman, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Special Consensus, The Church Sisters, The Crowe Brothers, The Dan Tyminski Band, The Del McCoury Band, The Dixie Bee-Liners, The Grascals, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Jeanette Williams Band, The Kruger Brothers, The Randy Kohrs Band, The Steeldrivers on September 29, 2009|
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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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 650 AM WSM, bluegrass, Bluegrass Underground, Cadillac Sky, Cherryholmes, Ronnie Bowman, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Grascals, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Steeldrivers, The Travelin' McCourys, Tim O'Brien on February 13, 2009|
(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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Posted in Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Alecia Nugent, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Blue Highway, bluegrass, Claire Lynch Band, Dailey & Vincent, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, Dan Tyminski Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, J.D. Crowe & The New South, James King Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, NewFound Road, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, SPBGMA Awards, The Grascals on December 15, 2008|
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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