• Detour’s Helping Hand for Veterans

    The story on the radio stopped Jeff Rose in his tracks. He was shocked to discover there were so many homeless veterans in northern Michigan and many thousands more across the United States. So he did what musicians do. He wrote

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Mark Brinkman

    This next installment of David Morris' Songwriter to Songwriter features his discussion with Mark Brinkman during World of Bluegrass in Nashville in September. They talk about the upcoming Rural Rhythm project, God Didn't Choose Sides, which features new songs about the

  • A Prayer for Lyric

    Stacy Grubb has long believed in the healing powers of music and prayer. And, as a songwriter and performer, she admires the way members of the bluegrass community pull together to help their own. She’s been on the helping end, including

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Blake Williams

    This next installment of David Morris' Songwriter to Songwriter features his discussion with Blake Williams during World of Bluegrass in Nashville last month. Blake has a long history in bluegrass, having played banjo with both Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. These days he

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: David Adkins

    For this next episode of Songwriter to Songwriter, David Morris chats with David Adkins, songwriter and vocalist with Republik Steele. They talk about the band's upcoming record, and some of the songs Adkins wrote for the new project. Be sure to

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Town Mountain

    During World of Bluegrass week in Nashville last month, David Morris caught up with Phil Barker and Jesse Langlais, two of the primary songwriters with Town Mountain, for an episode of his Songwriter to Songwriter series. They talked about various methods to

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Dawn Kenney

    David Morris took the opportunity of IBMA week in Nashville to conduct this interview with Dawn Kenney, whose song Sing Me Home will be performed at Carnegie Hall in November. That song is the title track of her recently-released album, and

  • Songwriter to Songwriter – Rick Lang

    Here is David Morris discussing songwriting with Rick Lang at World of Bluegrass last week in Nashville. Though he had tracks placed previously, Rick came to the attention of the wider bluegrass world with his Look To The Light CD, released

  • Music to My Ears From Ricky Skaggs

    Imagine the excitement of getting ready to tear open a gift from someone who always comes up with something exciting and wonderful. Then imagine the disappointment when you discover the package contains a shirt. A well-made shirt, for sure. But, in

  • Goodbye to Nashville

    I had a bittersweet moment Saturday morning, seeing Nashville in the rearview mirror. I don’t know when I’ll be back now that IBMA’s World of Bluegrass is heading to Raleigh, N.C., in 2013. But I’m looking forward to seeing what Raleigh