• 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

  • And the award goes to…

    The Grammy Awards last night were very good for Alison Krauss & Union Station, who took three awards. Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - Restless Best Country Instrumental Performance - Unionhouse Branch Best Country Album - Lonely

  • The Grascals on XM this weekend

    The Grascals will be the guest on Kyle Cantrell's next Studio Special series installment, starting this weekend on Bluegrass Junction, Channel 14 on XM Satellite Radio. Kyle tells us that the boys will play some songs from their current release, and

  • SPBGMA Award winners listed

    A complete list of 2006 award winners is now posted on the SPBGMA web site. The awards were presented in Nashville on Sunday (2/5) during SPBGMA's 23rd National Convention. Unlike the awards given by the IBMA, which are selected in several

  • Louise Scruggs’ funeral

    John Gerome (AP writer and national "country music correspondent") has a piece in Monday's edition of The Tennessean covering the funeral services for Louise Scruggs yesterday at The Ryman Auditorium. As Gerome notes in his opening sentence: "Louise Scruggs, whose business