Larry Cordle Releases Cherokee Fiddle

Larry Cordle has released the third single called Cherokee Fiddle from his upcoming album, Where The Trees Know My Name. This song was written by...

New Album Released by Lindley Creek

Lindley Creek has just announced the release of this highly-anticipated debut album, Freedom, Love, And The Open Road.

Mike Kear Nominated 2020 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year

Congratulations to radio host and long time broadcaster Mike Kear who has been nominated as Broadcaster of the Year in this year’s IBMA’s Industry Award category.

IBMA’s 2020 Momentum and Industry Award Nominations

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for this year’s IBMA Industry Awards and IBMA Momentum Awards, which will be presented during IBMA’s Virtual World of Bluegrass

New Single From Alecia Nugent

Known for making compelling Bluegrass throughout her early career, the IBMA and SPBGMA award-winner and former Rounder Records artist Alecia Nugent marks her foray into country music with a surefire country song and a bluegrass option.

2021 Illawarra Folk Festival Cancelled

News just in from the folks at the Illawarra Festival is that next year’s festival has been cancelled.

Australian Bluegrass News

2021 National Folk Festival in Planning

2021 National Folk Festival in Planning

The folks at  the National Festival are confident enough to continue planning for their 2021 National Folk Festival. Organisers say that there will likely be many limitations, but they remain hopeful that they can present an event that will have the feel, the heart...

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Tamworth Country Music Capital News Returns 2020

Tamworth Country Music Capital News Returns 2020

Despite so many magazines on the decline, folks at Country Music Capital News have announced that their magazine, Capital News, will be back in September 2020 and has a new look cover logo. Capital News returns as a bi-monthly with six issues in September/October,...

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MountainGrass 2020 Cancelled

MountainGrass 2020 Cancelled

News just in from the hard working team at the Australasian Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Assoc (ABOTMA) is that MountainGrass 2020 has been cancelled.

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International News

Martin Guitars CEO Retires

Martin Guitars CEO Retires

We learn this week that Christian Frederick Martin the IV has announced his retirement from the legendary American guitar company. The story behind one of America’s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian...

VALE Charlie Daniels

VALE Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels was a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a blazing fiddle player. His most prominent hit was The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

New Releases

High Fidelity Releases His Charming Love Video

High Fidelity Releases His Charming Love Video

High Fidelity, nominated for New Artist of the Year in the forthcoming IBMA awards, shares an inspiring new music video this week. His Charming Love appears on the band's Rebel Records release, Banjo Player's Blues. Jeremy considered recording the song for years, and...

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IBMA News

2020 IBMA Songwriter Showcase Finalists Announced

2020 IBMA Songwriter Showcase Finalists Announced

The International Bluegrass Music Association has released details on the finalists for the Songwriter Showcase. As a part of the Songwriter Track of the IBMA Business Conference, the Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity which shines a spotlight on ten selected songwriters and their original compositions.

New Members to IBMA Board

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the election of new members to its Board of Directors and the election of its officers for the next twelve months. The following members were elected or reelected to serve a three-year term commencing on Wednesday, June 10, 2020