• Welcome Vera Rhea Frye!

    Travis Frye, guitarist with Travis Frye & Blue Mountain, and his wife, Monika, welcomed a baby girl to their family on January 20. Born at 12:22 p.m., Vera Rhea weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches

  • Congratulations Ellen and Michael!

    Two of the most popular musical families in Branson were united this past Saturday when Ellen Petersen and Michael Haygood were married at the First Baptist Church of Branson. Ellen plays banjo and sings with her family's bluegrass band, The Petersens,

  • Welcome Ian Clerkin!

    The first bluegrass baby of 2020! Kyle Clerkin, banjo player with The Caleb Daugherty Band, and his wife Katie, are celebrating the arrival of their second child. Ian William Clerkin was born at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana at 6:43

  • Welcome Alice Piatt!

    Cory Piatt, mandolinist with Mountain Faith and Kenny & Amanda Smith, and his wife, Jett, welcomed their first-born child just before Christmas. Alice Mariah Piatt was born in Nashville on December 23, weighing in at 7 lbs, 13 oz. In addition to

  • Danielle Szabo – the last soul lives on

    Let me take you on a trip. A trip to Guthrie, to Byron Berline’s Double Stop Fiddle Shop, which burned February 23, 2019. The devastation hit the fiddle community with full force, much like an F5 tornado, leaving everything in

  • Bluegrass t-shirts from KY Grass Life

    Still looking for a last-minute gift for that bluegrass lover on your list? Jonathan Carroll with KY Grass Life may have just what you need. The Kentucky-based artist has created a number of clever t-shirt designs that will proudly show the

  • Jamie Deering takes over at Deering Banjos

    Jamie Deering, daughter of founders Greg and Janet Deering, has been announced as the new CEO of Deering Banjos. The company, located in Spring Valley, CA, is the largest manufacturer of banjos in the United States, starting out as a small

  • Gospel Choices with Bob Amos

    Here’s a further contribution of an occasional feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Bob Amos who has a particular love for the songs on an early 1970s Ralph