Bluegrass entries in CMT video contest

CMT Music City MadnessWe posted back in November when CMT announced their Music City Madness video contest, timed and structured to coincide with the annual NCAA basketball tournaments. We mentioned at the time that CMT was hoping to get some bluegrass entries, and it looks like a couple have made it into the initial round of 64.

Buncombe Turnpike, a bluegrass band from western North Carolina, submitted a video for their song, Black Sedan. The video is nicely produced, and represents bluegrass well.

Our buddy Brad Davis has also been selected for his video of I’m Not Through Loving You Yet – directed by our own Brance Gillihan!

Cliff Wagner features old time banjo and dobro in his video for Old Fire, and Shady Grove does a credible grassy version of Rye Hill.

The voting is done in a bracket format, with each round involving match ups between pairs of videos. Whichever videos get the most votes in their pairings during round 1 will move on to the next in a single elimination tournament, just like in the NCAA. Voting in round 1 runs through February 26.

Visit the CMT Music City Madness Watch and Vote page to cast your ballot. Bumcombe Turnpike’s bracket is bottom left, Brad Davis’ near the bottom right. If any other bluegrass (or bluegrassy) videos are in the competition, please be sure to let us know.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.