Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Hornets v. Spurs – with Blue Highway

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway will be on hand in Charlotte, NC for tonight’s (1/14) NBA contest between the hometown Hornets and the 2014 champion San Antonio Spurs. The guys have been invited to sing the national anthem before the game, which tips off at 7:00 p.m. All […]


It’s a banjo pick… it’s a custom jewelry piece!

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Or is it a floor wax? But seriously, what Christina Holland has done with Anvil Jewelry is a perfect blend of the metal craft she studied in college, and her passion for banjo. And isn’t that what art is all about? Bringing your skills in molding reality […]


Phil Leadbetter gets great news

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass music’s beloved Uncle Phil, shared this wonderful news with us tonight. “After nearly a 4 year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I got a all clear sign today from my oncologist following a PET scan. I was diagnosed in March 2011, and after […]


Congratulations Tim and Janet

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over his holiday break from touring with Blue Highway, Tim Stafford took the occasion to get married. He wed Janet Sluss Ratliff on December 20 in a small ceremony with family and friends. Many congratulations to them both! No more sad songs from Tim for 2015?  


Buck Trent doing well after surgery

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iconic banjo player Buck Trent is spending the holidays in the hospital this year, following an aortic valve replacement on December 22. His wife, Jean, tells us that Buck is recovering nicely and was able to sit up the day after his surgery. “He is […]


Delmore Dedication Vol 1: Blue Railroad Train

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]


Bluegrassers Need A Helping Hand

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re blessed to have a little extra this holiday season, two hardworking and talented bluegrass musicians can use your help. Songwriter-bass player Angie Hawkins and guitarist Larry Dwight Benefield lost their Lafayette, AL, home and nearly all of their possessions in a fire on […]


Dollywood auditions set for 2015 season

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The success of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN has spurred the tourist and entertainment industry industry in East Tennessee. Millions of visitors have toured the park in recent years, and the newer adjacent Dolly-themed water park, leading to growth in the hotel […]


Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]


Merry Christmas from Scott and Bobby

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scott Napier and Bobby Osborne, otherwise known as the mandolin faculty at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, created this brief holiday message on video. It’s their twin mando version of the Christmas classic, You Better Watch […]