IBMA Nominees To Be Revealed Aug. 13

ibma1111Final nominees for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 4:45 p.m. Central at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tenn.

Celebrated bluegrass artists/songwriters Sam Bush and Jim Lauderdale will host the press conference, which is free and open to the public.

For the fourth year in a row, Music City Roots will broadcast the press conference live at Music City Roots’ regularly scheduled Wednesday show at The Factory will follow at 7 p.m. featuring Bush, Balsam Range, Detour, and Becky Buller. Separate tickets for MCR are required.

The IBMA Awards are presented during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 in Raleigh, NC. A nominations announcement viewing party will also be held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The viewing party is free and open to the public, but free tickets are required, visit for details.

Subscribers to SiriusXM can also listen to the Aug. 13 press conference live on the Bluegrass Junction channel.

Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas will host the International Bluegrass Music Awards at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium (in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts) on Oct. 2. Details at


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