On This Day ……. On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson County, Virginia, on […]
Tag: The Boxcars
The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday evening. In the midst of the cavalcade of glitzy stars was news of the all-important Best Bluegrass Album. And the nominees are: It’s Just A Road - The Boxcars, Mountain Home Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent, […]
John Bowman – fiddler, banjo picker and tenor vocalist with The Boxcars – has re-released his 2010 solo project, a bluegrass Gospel album called Family Chain. It is available now from his web site. Until coming off the road in 2006 to teach school, John was an […]
The Boxcars, two-time and reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, have recently completed recording for their next project, due this Spring from Mountain Home. The band’s even more lavishly award-winning mandolinist, Adam Steffey, suggests that if you enjoyed their first two albums, this one […]
Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a look at this weekend’s festival weather report, along with a heads up about some other important events coming your way in 2013.
Billboard has released their year-end list of the top albums in bluegrass music. As always for the magazine’s charts, these are strictly based on sales as measured by SoundScan, and dependent on both Billboard and SoundScan’s definition of “bluegrass.” Here is their 2012 list: 15. Bright Morning Stars — The […]