Nicholasville, KY -- Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP), a magazine of Bluegrass Publications, LLC has been a providing the bluegrass music community personal and insightful interviews of bluegrass artists for nine years. the bi-monthly music magazine contained news, articles, interviews, recent releases, photos, ads, links to artists, associations, producers and record labels and was a wealth of information for the fan, talent buyers and others in the industry. BMP announced on their web site that the September/October issue is their last issue.
2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Audie Blaylock is featured on the cover of the September/October issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine. The magazine includes an in-depth interview with Blaylock, a Audie Blaylock & Redline centerfold poster, and a review of the band’s new album Hard Country that tops the publication’s Top 10 CD Chart at #1 for the second month in a row.
Since 2003, the magazine has delighted readers with the timely and interesting profiles into the artists, their music and their lives. For example, their first year's (2003) bundle pack includes articles on Dean Osborne Band, Chris Cairns Band, Three Springs Bluegrass Festival, Buddy Greene, Evan Ward, J.D. Crowe, Marty Raybon, Mac Wiseman, James Reams, Josh Graves, Charlie Waller, Doyle Lawson, Kenny Baker, IIIrd Tyme Out, Lily Isaacs, Ralph Stanley, Michelle Nixon & Drive, General Delivery, Clyde Bowling, Glen Bonham, Eddie Pennington, Little Roy Lewis, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Melvin Goins, Larry Sparks, Dave Evans, Dale Ann Bradley, James Monroe, Lonesome River Band, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, David Davis, Reeltime Travelers, Higher Vision, Valerie Smith, Rock County, New Standard Rain, Ryan Holladay, Rarely Herd, NewFound Road, Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, Andy Leftwich, Shawn Lane, IBMA’s Dan Hays, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Moron Brothers, Bluegrass 101, Jenni Lyn, Sally Jones, Tina Adair, Candlewyck, The Bressle Brothers, The Bakers and more.
Over the years, the publication evolved and provided timely insights into the artists making other news including awards, new releases, band changes and collaborations. There really wasn't anything in bluegrass that the magazine didn't touch on in some way.
The magazine publisher has announced that they will be providing back issues and bundles of issues via their web site but that there will be no further new publications. The site is working to build up the list of available back issues and a method for purchasing them.
For now, the magazine just says, "We are no longer publishing BMP. The Sept/Oct is the last issue. Thank you for supporting us over the years. We always had YOU the reader in mind when collecting interviews for each issue. Bundle packs are available for purchase on this website. Single back issues are available upon request via email. Please check back for updates to our back issues page. Eventually we will have ALL bundle packs listed and a back issues list. We may even have some digital issues available. Stay tuned."