Tag: jimmy martin

Cheers! in the bluegrass style

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you prefer a green beer or a Shamrock Shake (like myself), you have to appreciate some good drinking songs on one of the year’s biggest days for alcohol consumption. Because the number of bluegrass drinking songs is higher […]


Paul Williams hangs up his Walkin’ Shoes

| January 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is more deserving of a long […]


The Twelve Days of Bluegrass Christmas

| December 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas A song most people love to hate. It is never picked when church groups go Christmas caroling. Whether it’s because it’s too long or because no one knows all of the words is irrelevant. If it were a person, it […]


Having a Coffee with…… Ronnie Prevette

| September 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

This is the next installment in a fun new series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Our guest today is Ronnie Prevette, who worked for […]


Album of the Week #35 – Jimmy Martin’s Country Music Time

| August 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jimmy Martin was born on August 10, 1924 in Sneedville, TN; today would’ve been his 89th birthday. The undisputed “King Of Bluegrass,” Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys made some of hardest-hitting bluegrass music of all-time. One of my favorite Jimmy albums has got […]


Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

July 22 marked the official release date for Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass, a documentary film 11 years in the making. The project was spearheaded by bluegrass artist James Reams, who dedicates the film to his late and long time companion, Tina Aridas, […]


The Essentials for a Perfect Bluegrass Summer

| June 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Well, summer is here, although bluegrass fans know summer starts when you attend your first outdoor bluegrass festival of the season. (You know I’m right!) According to Mother Nature though, today is officially the first day of summer. Unless you’re a snowbird who thumbs his […]


On This Day #13 – Gloria Belle

| June 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

On this day …… June 9 is the birthday of Gloria Belle. Probably best known for being Jimmy Martin’s so-called “girl singer” in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, she played mandolin, guitar and bass at different times as a Sunny Mountain Boy. Born […]


On This Day #11

| May 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

On This Day ……… On May 9, 1956 Jimmy Martin had his first recording session for Decca Records. At an afternoon session at Bradley Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, Jimmy Martin recorded four songs Before the Sun Goes Down, Skip Hop and Wobble, […]


The Ultimate Playlist for your Bluegrass Valentine

| February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s finally here, fellas: Die Hard 5 hits theaters TODAY! Unfortunately, for most of you, Bruce Willis takes a backseat to Cupid. If you didn’t know by now, today is Valentine’s Day. How many of you have forgotten until now? And yes, your local Wal-Mart […]