Songwriter Showcase Finalists Announced for IBMA World of Bluegrass

The International Bluegrass Music Association is excited to announce finalists for the Songwriter Showcase. As a part of the Songwriter Track of the IBMA Business Conference, the Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity that shines a spotlight on ten selected songwriters and their original compositions. The writers will perform for an audience of some of the best bluegrass artists and producers in the industry.

The showcase will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 pm in the Raleigh Convention Center during the IBMA Business Conference, and is one element of IBMA World of Bluegrass, September 27 – October 1, 2022.

In addition to the Songwriter Showcase, the Songwriter Track of the IBMA Business Conference provides writers with resources to cultivate their craft, develop solid business practices, network, apply for one-on-one mentoring sessions, and pitch material to bluegrass artists and producers.

The following songwriters were selected by the IBMA Songwriter Showcase Selection Committee as Songwriter Showcase Finalists:
Aaron Bibelhauser, Valerie Smith & Ashely Lewis, Carley Arrowood, Timothy Scott & Sarah Williams, Michelle Rivers, Theo MacMillan, Lizzy Ross of Violet Bell, J.M. Clifford, Buddy Guido & Paul Kelly.

The Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity that shines a spotlight on ten selected songwriters and their original compositions. The showcase will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 pm in the Raleigh Convention Center during the IBMA Business Conference.

Congratulations to each of you, and we look forward to hearing these songs live in Raleigh! Please reach out to [email protected] regarding any questions about the Songwriter Showcase, the Songwriting Track, or the IBMA Business Conference.

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