• Dollywood auditions on February 19

    With much of the country focused on the extensive destruction suffered in Pigeon Forge, TN when wildfires raged through the area just after Thanksgiving, many people may not recognize that the community is quickly rebuilding and getting back to work.

  • Nate Lee to Becky Buller Band

    The Becky Buller Band will also have a new look for 2017. This afternoon she has announced the departure of guitarist Brandon Bostic, with Nate Lee coming on board to play mandolin and fiddle, and fiddler Dan Boner moving over

  • Dailey & Vincent join the Opry

    On Friday night in Nashville, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent celebrated the start of their 10th year performing together, and their 100th time playing on the Grand Ole Opry. It was a festive time for the boys, well-steeped in the

  • The Best of Bluegrass for 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look back over all of the music that has been released over the past year. From big name stars on major labels to regional bands just starting out, from straightforward fifties-style

  • Another Rainy Monday from Bluegrass Outlaws

    The Bluegrass Outlaws have released a second single from their debut, self-titled album. This one is Another Rainy Monday, written and sung by mandolinist Evan Maynard. It's a lovely, mid-tempo song about a traveling musician reflecting sadly on his loneliness as

  • Troy Boone to Sideline

    Sideline has announced that Troy Boone will be their new mandolin player, stepping in for Brian Aldridge who left the band in October. Troy is currently a student in the Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music Studies department at ETSU in

  • Parks Family Band from Oklahoma

    This article is a contribution from Budd Walker, a blogger and photographer based in Oklahoma City, OK. We hope to have regular contributions from Budd in 2017 as he visits festivals and other bluegrass events in the central parts of

  • New Chris Jones album in February

    Mountain Home Music has announced February 10 as the release date for Made To Move, the next album from Chris Jones and The Night Drivers. The title references the extreme travel the band engages in on a regular basis. Bandleader Jones

  • Deadlines approach for song contests

    There’s still time for songwriters to enter two major contests that honor bluegrass compositions. January 5 is the entry deadline for the DC Bluegrass Union’s Hazel Dickens Song Contest. The contest, in its third year, is strictly for bluegrass (including bluegrass

  • Petr Vošta to G-runs ‘n Roses

    Czech grassers G-runs 'n Roses have announced some changes in their lineup for next year. Guitarist Ondra Kozak is leaving to focus his energies on his new group, New Aliquot, and banjo player Ralph Schut is moving over to the guitar

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