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

Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band & More Take Home GRAMMY Awards

Carrie Underwood blew away the audience at the 55thAnnual GRAMMY Awards with a stripped-down performance of “Blown Away” that led into her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs.” While her dress turned out to be a visual centerpiece thanks to laser technology, the highlight of Carrie’s night was walking away with the GRAMMY for Best Solo [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band & More Take Home GRAMMY Awards

Carrie Underwood blew away the audience at the 55thAnnual GRAMMY Awards with a stripped-down performance of “Blown Away” that led into her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs.” While her dress turned out to be a visual centerpiece thanks to laser technology, the highlight of Carrie’s night was walking away with the GRAMMY for Best Solo [...] Read More

Billboard’s Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2012

Billboard.com has released the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile top the chart with albums from Trampled by Turtles, Dailey and Vincent, Alison Kraus + Union Station and Old Crow Medicine Show Round out the Top 5. Billboard Charts are calculated using custom [...] 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