• Mile Twelve Down Under

    Mile Twelve in front of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (cast as Mordor in Lord of the Rings) Following their star turn last month at IBMA's World Of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC, Mile Twelve headed off for a month-long tour

  • Ricky Skaggs to ride the Santa Train

    Every year since 1942, the CSX Corporation has run a special train from Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN at the beginning of the holiday season. Known as The Santa Train, it makes stops in 14 different communities along the way,

  • Welcome Camden Hibbitts

    Jennifer Homerding and Alex Hibbitts are celebrating the birth last Saturday of their first child. Camden Alexander Hibbitts was born on October 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Sevierville, TN. He arrived at 8 lbs, 15 oz, stretching out to 21.5''. Poor Jennifer

  • Nechville introduces the Aries Banjo

    Nechville Banjos has announced its newest model, the Aries Heli-Mount model. Design-wise, the company sorts of works both ends against the middle. They make some of the most exotic, futuristic banjos in the world - especially in their electric line -

  • Welcome Call Slaughter!

    Another Bluegrass Boy enters the world! Call Manley Slaughter was born this afternoon at 2:03 p.m. to Heather and Shannon Slaughter. Both mom and dad are bluegrass artists, though Heather has pulled back from touring since starting their family. Call is

  • Buddy Merriam health update

    We are delighted to report that Buddy Merriam has come successfully through his surgery of yesterday (October 16, 2017). Kathy DeVine, guitarist with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, gives today’s news and praises his medical team for all their efforts so

  • Congratulations Dale and Kelle!

    This past Saturday, October 14, veteran bluegrass musician Dale Perry and Kelle LaShelle Daggett were married in Dunlap, TN. The wedding was held in the Dunlap Coke Ovens park north of Chattanooga, and attended by their family and friends, including lots

  • Buddy Merriam to undergo surgery

    Noted bluegrass mandolin artist, bandleader, and radio host Buddy Merriam will be having quadruple heart bypass surgery today (October 16, 2017). Surgery will take place at the Stony Brook Medical Center, (currently known as Stony Brook University Hospital), in Stony Brook,

  • Jesse McReynolds home from hospital

    Jesse McReynolds, mandolin legend and one half of the iconic bluegrass duo, Jim & Jesse, is home from the hospital after three weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. He had been rushed to the emergency room on September