• Shawn Lane up for a Dove Award

    One of the most riveting gospel recordings in recent years is Ricky Skaggs' cut of Why Did I Wait So Long on his current release, Brand New Strings. The song was written by Blue Highway's Shawn Lane, and was inspired

  • Kristin Benson at ETSU

    We have posted a number of time of late about the recent change at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to allow students of traditional fretted stringed instruments to pursue a music education at their institution. While this

  • Del McCoury Gospel CD due in May

    The Del McCoury Band's next CD release, their first all gospel project, has been completed and is scheduled for release in May. No further details showing up yet on the band web site, but we will pass along whatever we

  • High Ground interview available online

    Bluegrass radio webcaster Gracie Muldoon recently interviewed Rick Altis of Virginia's up and coming bluegrass band, High Ground. Rick spoke of what was happening with the band, their first CD, Old Friends and their plans for 2006. High Ground is

  • SPBGMA Band Competition Winners

    The winner of the 2006 SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship was Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, from central Kentucky. The top three finalists also includes Texas' Cadillac Sky, and No Speed Limit from Galax, VA. See the winner's list here.

  • Louise Scruggs remembered in Nashville Scene

    Noted bluegrass writer/journalist and musician Jon Weisberger has written another fine tribute to Louise Scruggs which can be read in the online version The Nashville Scene, a free arts and culture newsprint publication widely read by music industry professionals in

  • Bluegrass in Oman

    With the Arab Middle East so much in the news these days, and full of so many disheartening images, we are delighted to offer a encouraging story about bluegrass music and the Sultanate of Oman. Oman is located on the

  • Nothin’ Fancy on MySpace.com

    Nothin' Fancy is the most recent bluegrass band we have found who has launched a personal web space on the increasingly popular MySpace.com. The Nothin' Fancy tour schedule is posted on the MySpace site, and they offer a number of sample