Sam Bush to Host IBMA Awards

by | 9 Jul, 2011

Sam Bush

Award-winning artist, bandleader, songwriter and mandolin monster Sam Bush will host this year’s 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. The award night is scheduled for Thursday, 29th September, from 7:30pm and will be staged at Nashville’s historic RymanTheatre .

It is my pleasure to return as the host for the 2011 IBMA Awards. As a bluegrass fan and fellow Kentuckian, it’s especially important to me on the 100th year anniversary of Bill Monroe’s birth.  I look forward to spending the evening with the nominees and the winners, as this is their special night – Sam Bush.

The IBMA Awards will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Bluegrass Junction, Channel 14) and on WSM-AM 650 (live at, and will also be syndicated to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 International networks through the sponsorship of Martha White, GHS Strings, Sugar Hill Records, Deering Banjos, International Bluegrass Music Museum and Compass Records.

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