Big Al Weekley interviews IBMA Executive Director Paul Schiminger

Paul Schiminger Executive Director of IBMA - International Bluegrass Music Association - Music Charts Magazine® audio interview with Paul Schiminger of the IBMAHi,

I wanted you all to have a chance to listen to the recent audio interview I did with Paul Schiminger who is the new Executive Director of the IBMA.

Paul was a delight to speak with and I must say a very intelligent man.

In this interview we discuss various things including IBMA history and the love of Bluegrass music as a whole.  In this interview we speak of where the IBMA has been, where it is now and what the future may hold for this great organization.

I have been involved with Bluegrass music all my life and have made it a real passion to try and teach Bluegrass history to the music industry as a whole.  Bluegrass contains in it the very roots of much culture in the USA and I want to continue to see the Bluegrass genre grow in all areas.

Big Al Weekley - Program Director and Mon-Fri morning drive time DJ on WMJD - Grundy, Virginia - 100.7 FM and Skeggs, VA 99.3 FM - WMJDradio.com

Big Al Weekley – Program Director and Mon-Fri morning drive time DJ on WMJD – Grundy, Virginia – 100.7 FM and Skeggs, VA 99.3 FM – WMJDradio.com


This interview was an honor for me to do as Paul Schiminger now plays a very serious role at the largest organization that… Continue reading

Big Al Weekley at IBMA’s this week – a few pictures – IBMA Awards 2014

It was an honor for me to be nominated in the Top 5 Broadcasters for the 2014 IBMA Awards.

We are having a blast and once I get back and settled in I will update you all with some more pictures.  Here are a couple for now.  The event get’s better every year.  It’s been fun catching up with friends and meeting new one’s too.  What a great time!  Hope to see everyone next year that missed it this year and keep on listening to “The Big Al Bluegrass Show” on www.KRVN.comwww.WOTRFM.com and archived at www.MusicChartsMagazine.com.

Have a Great weekend!  :)

~ Big Al Weekley

www.BigAlWeekley.com

 

The banjo man himself Mr. Sammy and Big Al Weekley at the IBMA Awards 2014

 

 

 

 

 

The banjo man himself Mr. Sammy and Big Al Weekley at the IBMA Awards 2014


Brandon and Blake from Driven Bluegrass with Big Al at the IBMA Awards 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon and Blake from Driven Bluegrass with Big Al at the IBMA Awards 2014


 

IBMA Bluegrass Awards 2014 - the seats are filling up for the  big night of Bluegrass music

 

 

 

 

 

IBMA Bluegrass Awards 2014 – the seats are filling up for the  big night of Bluegrass music


 

Bluegrass awards starting up - IBMA Awards for 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass awards starting up – IBMA Awards for 2014

 

Big Al Weekley Earns Prestigious Nebraska Music Award

Inducted Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame 2013                                                                           The Shoe,and Big Al

Inducted Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame 2013
The Shoe,and Big Al

Country music connoisseur and preservationist Big Al Weekley of Overton, Nebraska, will be inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Big Al was nominated by Curt Shoemaker of Iona, Kansas.

Shoemaker is a three time hall of famer, professional steel guitarist, songwriter-entertainer and recording artist. Weekley accompanied Shoemaker back in 2009 in recording Gospel CD “Gathered In His Name,” with the song “Peace in the Valley.”

Big Al was born in Ravenswood, West Virginia. He picked up his first guitar at age 14 and never looked back. He began playing with various Bluegrass and Country Stars. He has performed Country and Bluegrass acts all across his home state. In 1987, he was approached following a show at Ohio University and was asked if he would be interested in hosting a show on public radio. This was the first break in a career for Weekley and he is now one of the  most recognizable Country and Bluegrass radio personalities in the country.

After four years on public radio at Ohio University, driving truck and being the music director for 1360 WMOV AM… Continue reading