Bluegrass stars – or fashion plates?

Steep Canyon Rangers appear in a Belk adIn further evidence that bluegrass is developing more of a cool factor, Belk department store chose Steep Canyon Rangers for a two-page spread in the Raleigh, NC newspaper this past Sunday.

The guys were modeling attire from famous designers offered at Belk, and looking quite fashionable and dapper.

In other bluegrass fashion news…

The Gibson Brothers were mentioned in the J. Peterman catalog for a sleeveless wrap dress selling for $149. As is their wont, Peterman offers a bit of purple prose in the descriptions of all the items they sell, often with a yearning, aching tone. Here is how they describe their Stafford dress.

I ask her to dance.

My hands cold. Short breaths. Nervous.

Gibson Brothers’ “I Will Always Cross Your Mind” plays on her iPhone balancing delicately on hood of her car. Chilly California black night around us.

I can’t tell if it’s remorse, or something else—it’s been so long.

(I love she’s wearing that same dress I bought her.)

Not sure if this is the beginning of a trend, but it’s surely a welcome sign.

Thanks to Katy Daley and Bob Webster at WAMU for finding this.

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John Lawless

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.