Welcome to the Grand Master Fiddler Championship!
The Forty-second Annual Grand Master Fiddler Championship was held on August 30 and 31, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Grand Master Fiddler Championship Inc. is organized as a Tennessee nonprofit and U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, formed to educate about and perpetuate fiddling as an art form and cultural treasure. The corporation's main focus is on promoting and holding the annual Grand Master Fiddler Championship competition - an event that has started many young musicians on their way to a career in music. As a 501(c)(3) entity, all donations and monies we take in are fully tax deductible and we welcome your support to promote and educate about fiddling. Fund-raising efforts are being planned so that the company can expand the competition and support activities to add more education, events and activities to further the awareness about fiddling.
Fiddle playing was an important part of the WSM Grand Ole Opry for many years and from 1972 through 1997 the contest was sponsored by WSM and the Grand Ole Opry and later by Gaylord Entertainment. Once the contest is self-sufficient, we plan on annual donations of proceeds to such charities as the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund and Bluegrass Trust fund, which benefits musicians in need. We do this in recognition of the contribution of these pioneers to country, bluegrass and traditional music. Many of these pioneers such as Roy Acuff, "Uncle Jimmy" Thompson, Bill Monroe, and Tommy Jackson played the fiddle or were very involved with fiddling.
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