• Opry show in New York

    As a part of it's 80th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry will take a trip north later this fall for a rare show outside of Nashville. On Monday November 14, an official Opry concert will be held in New

  • Monroe’s Mandolin Rests in Hall of Fame

    The Country Music Hall Of Fame is now the resting place of Bill Monroe's mandolin. Yesterday the Museum held a ceremony in it's own Ford Theater on the 94th anniversary of Monroe's birth. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder were on

  • Are you a true Del-head?

    The Del McCoury Band's web site now features the ultimate keepsake for the most dedicated Del heads out there - a limited edition, autographed Del McCoury bobblehead doll! Only 500 of the bobbleheads have been made, and each is hand numbered

  • International Acoustic Music Awards

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual International Acoustic Music Awards, sponsored in part by XM Radio, Acoustic Cafe and Paste Magazine. Submissions can be made in 8 different categories and while all acoustic music is not required,

  • The Americana Honors & Awards

    This is a follow up to my last post about the happenings this week in Nashville. Tomorrow night, Sept 9th, the Ryman Auditorium will host The Americana Honors & Awards show. Here's the line up for the show. In one unforgettable

  • Bluegrass at Berklee!

    I just received a very welcome bit of news from my friend, Dave Hollender, a professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, announcing their newly established program to accept bluegrass musicians to study and receive a degree

  • The Americana Music Conference

    Today is the start of The Americana Music Conference. I spoke via email with Mark Montgomery, president of The Americana Music Association and owner of Echo Music. Mark gave me the low down on what's happening this week at the