8/13/2007 Eclectic musician Sam Bush has been announced as the host for the International Bluegrass Music Awards Oct. 4, 2007, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. "I am excited to be asked to host this year's IBMA Awards Show," says the former mandolin player for progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival. "Bluegrass is and has always been an important part of my life and the foundation of the music I play. I love the music, the pickers and the fans. It's an honor and a thrill. I'm psyched!" Tickets for the IBMA Awards show will go on sale to the public August 16 and may be purchased from Ticketmaster or the Grand Ole Opry House Box Office.