First Round of Artists Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the first round of artists set to perform at their newly-named Wide Open Bluegrass festival to be held September 27-28 at the Raleigh, North Carolina Convention Center and Amphitheater. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Tony Rice, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon [...] Read More

IBMA Awards Announce First Round of Presenters & Performers

The first round of performers and presenters for the 23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced. The event will take place September 27 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and feature Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers. Del McCoury and Laurie Lewis will serve as [...] Read More

2012 IBMA Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Rhonda Vincent’s Sunday Mornin’ Singin’

Recorded live at her childhood church, Greentop Methodist in Greentop, Mo., award-winning bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent gathers her band the Rage for a 16-song set of Southern Gospel. Sunday Mornin’ Singin,’ released in July and available now, features a mix of traditional and freshly-penned material nestled deep in the heart of Christian and bluegrass music. [...] Read More

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers Win Big at IBMAs

On the strength of a busy touring schedule, a string of national television appearances and the release of a new album, Rare Bird Alert (read our review HERE) on Rounder Records, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers took home the Entertainer of the Year award at the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, [...] Read More