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BMI Mourns the Loss of Bluegrass Icon Ralph Stanley

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From News, posted 6.24.16 BMI is saddened by the passing yesterday of bluegrass and Appalachian music legend Ralph Stanley. As part of a duo he formed with his brother, Carter, the Stanley Brothers’ music established them as key figures in the early growth of traditional bluegrass music. Their 1951 recording of “Man of Constant… Read more...


BMI Writers Overwhelmingly Take 2015 IBMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.17.15 Again this year, BMI writers made a sweep of the 2015 IBMA nominations with nods in every category and many, many BMI writers receiving multiple nominations. We congratulate them all for being recognized for their creativity and hard work and wish them good luck at the awards ceremony on Thursday,… Read more...


Dailey & Vincent Lead BMI List of IBMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.18.10 The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced nominees for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, and BMI songwriters, artists and musicians lead the list. The prestigious trophies will be handed out Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, during World of Bluegrass week, September 27 –… Read more...


BMI Bluegrass Beaucoup: IBMA Announces Nominees for 2008 Awards

From News, posted 8.21.08 The International Bluegrass Music Association recently revealed the nominees for the 2008 IBMA Awards, and BMI artists, songwriters and musicians dominate the elite list. New duo Dailey & Vincent underscored the strength of their phenomenal breakout year with the most nods, while mainstays including Blue Highway and Dan Tyminski reaped… Read more...


Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson Top 2007 IBMA Nominee List

From News, posted 8.29.07 BMI bluegrass luminaries Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson lead the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) 2007 list of nominees presented Thursday, August 16. The 2007 IBMA Awards will be handed out Thursday, October 4, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Rhonda Vincent Rhonda Vincent &… Read more...


White House Honors BMI Classical Composer, Bluegrass Legend

From News, posted 11.14.06 Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer William Bolcom and legendary bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley are among the recipients of the 2006 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons through the U.S. government. Presented by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in an Oval… Read more...


Bluegrass Veterans, Up-and-Comers Honored at IBMA Awards

From News, posted 10.09.06 Reigning bluegrass queen and longtime BMI affiliate Rhonda Vincent broke her own record on Sept. 27 at the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) when she scored her seventh consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year win. BMI artist Marty Stuart hosted bluegrass's biggest night,… Read more...


BMI Bluegrass Artists Dominate IBMA Nominations

From News, posted 8.17.06 BMI songwriters snagged the majority of the nominations for the 2006 International Bluegrass Music Awards. The elite list was announced Aug. 15 at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville by BMI bluegrass icons Doyle Lawson and Rhonda Vincent. BMI members… Read more...


Cherryholmes Named Entertainer of the Year at IBMA Awards

From News, posted 10.31.05 Cherryholmes took home their first ever Entertainer of the Year award at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, October 27 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Cherryholmes was the first group in the history of the awards to be simultaneously nominated for Entertainer of… Read more...


BMI Dominates 2005 IBMA Nominations

From News, posted 9.06.05 BMI writers claimed a majority of the nominations for the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, sweeping the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group and Female Vocalist. Artists favored with the most nominations include Alison Krauss & Union Station, Blue Highway, Read more...


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