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Amanda Shires- My Piece of Land

1 hour agoMusic / Country : Twangville

From the opening notes, I could already tell that this was going to be my favorite Amanda Shires record. There’s just something different about it. Shires is now married and has a beautiful baby, just like I do, so I felt a particular connection. She wrote these songs at the very end of her pregnancy, […]

Another Tuesday World of Bluegrass report

A couple of the sessions at Tuesday’s first day of World of Bluegrass 2016 dealt with the state of the industry, and band composition. Points of view were given by a talent buyer, a booking agent, a band manager, a record executive, and a band […] The post Another Tuesday World of Bluegrass report appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

More photos from IBMA ’16

Here are some more of Frank Baker’s images from World of Bluegrass 2016, encompassing both Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning/afternoon. The post More photos from IBMA ’16 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Radio Ramblers making their mark

In addition to his new position as Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins is the fearless leader of his own touring bluegrass band, The Radio Ramblers. Already an experienced stage pro when he launched the group in 2006, Mullins had grown up in a […] The post Radio Ramblers making their mark appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Tuesday report from IBMA ’16

Tuesday officially kicked off the IBMA convention and once again, participants were greeted warmly by Raleigh which once again did a nice job of setting the atmosphere for the week with their Bluegrass-izing of the famous bronze statue of Sir Walter Raleigh. This year Deering […] The post Tuesday report from IBMA ’16 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

2016 IBMA Momentum Awards

In a luncheon presentation today at the World of Bluegrass convention, the IBMA announced the winners of their 2016 Momentum Awards. These are a special set of honors, designed to recognize industry professionals in the early stages of their careers, including vocalists, instrumentalists, and events, […] The post 2016 IBMA Momentum Awards appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

It’s Christmas in September at IBMA

10 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

This will be a very brief report from your IBMA World of Bluegrass correspondent (or one of them, anyway). The reason this will be so brief will be obvious to anyone who’s ever attended this event. For those who haven’t, let me do my best […] The post It’s Christmas in September at IBMA appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Dan + Shay Drop Gauntlet With New Single “How Not To”

11 hours agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Platinum-selling duo offers second smash hit single from their second smash hit album for radio airplay.

Lonesome River Band at The Lincoln Theatre

13 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Frank Baker was on hand last night when Lonesome River Band performed at The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh for an official kick off celebration for the IBMA’s 2016 World of Bluegrass. The post Lonesome River Band at The Lincoln Theatre appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Mishka Shubaly – Alcoholica

14 hours agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I met Mishka Shubaly last year in Denver when I snuck in to town from a gig I was working in Greeley to see Fernando Viciconte and Michael Dean Damron. I hadn’t heard much of his music but Mike spoke highly of him so I checked out his set and was duly impressed. Mishka is […]

Single Review: Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”

An artist reaches their peak performance when their artistic ambition and creative talent are in perfect harmony.

In Memoriam – Buckwheat Zydeco

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

While New Orleans has played a significant role in two of America’s greatest musical forms, jazz and blues, when you say “Louisiana music” to most people they hear the style championed by Stanley Dural, Jr., aka Buckwheat Zydeco.  Dural passed away this past weekend and it’s worth remembering the man who became the face of […]

Photos from World of Bluegrass ’16

Here’s our first batch of photos from the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. These come from this afternoon’s Keynote Address, delivered by Marian Leighton-Levy. The reception for attendees was opened by an official welcome from city leaders, and included remarks from IBMA […] The post Photos from World of Bluegrass ’16 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Joe Mullins is new IBMA Board Chair

Today during the annual meeting of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins was elected as the new Board Chair. Joe had served previously as the Treasurer of the organization, after having been elected to represent the Artists/Composers/Publishers category by the IBMA membership. He is also […] The post Joe Mullins is new IBMA Board Chair appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Bluegrass Grammy Safe, For Now

The Grammy Award for bluegrass will continue for a few more years, attendees at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass were told Tuesday in Raleigh, where some high profile industry representatives launched an education campaign to ensure the category continues for many more years beyond that. Only […] The post Bluegrass Grammy Safe, For Now appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Photos from the OBX Bluegrass Festival

Deb Miller of B Chord Photography was on hand during last weekend’s Bluegrass Island Festival, held in Manteo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She shared a number of her images from the festival, including what was the highlight for many attendees, the special […] The post Photos from the OBX Bluegrass Festival appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

G7 Heritage Series Capo

It’s not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The good people at G7th capos […] The post G7 Heritage Series Capo appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: September 27, 2016

The CMA-sourced various artist collection of country stars debuts at #1 and debuts at #2 on the all-genre chart. View our weekly country chart here!

Country Album Sales Chart: September 22, 2016

Dot Records artist Aaron Lewis hits #1 with his debut for the label, "Sinner." View the entire chart here.

World of Bluegrass kicks of in Raleigh

Things got started this morning here in Raleigh, NC as the IBMA’s 2016 World of Bluegrass convention swings into action. Multiple seminars are going on during the day, with a keynote address from Marian Leighton Levy of Rounder Records at 4:00 p.m. followed by an […] The post World of Bluegrass kicks of in Raleigh appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

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