• Hillbilly Heroes from Hammertowne

    Kentucky's Hammertowne has released a debut single in advance of their next project for Mountain Fever Records. It's the title track from Hillbilly Heroes, written by the band's guitarists, Dave Carroll and Scott Tackett. Scott sings the song that tells about

  • IBMA ballot reboot, restarts on Tuesday

    First round balloting for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which was to have begun last week, has been stopped with a new ballot being prepared for voting members today. While there was no error in the existing ballot, some members

  • Noam Pikelny rules the Internet!

    Noam Pikelny's new solo album, Universal Favorite, has generated a lot of attention in the mainstream music media since its release last month. Some of this is surely due to his prominence as a member of Punch Brothers with Chris

  • Reno & Smiley Fan Club on Facebook

    Our recent post about The Reno Brothers reuniting for a special show during this year's RenoFest in South Carolina captured the attention of a lot of people who still love the music that Reno & Smiley recorded back in the

  • O’Neill’s for mandolin from Mel Bay

    For more than one hundred years now, O'Neill's Music of Ireland has served as a definitive source for lovers of traditional Irish folk music, at least the instrumental dance tunes that have survived to this day. Ever since its first

  • Smokies Strong presents check for $128K in Pigeon Forge

    David Dotson, Josh Trivett, Phil Campbell, Tracy Counts, Barry Counts, and Callie Counts with a donation check in Pigeon Forge (4/13/17). November 2016 brought devastation to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge region of east Tennessee when wildfires came racing across the mountains, destroying homes

  • Goodbye to Capo’s Music

    Bluegrass fans and pickers in southwestern Virginia are saying goodbye to a music store that they have depended on this past 8 years. Capo's Music in Abingdon has announced that they will be closing the store on May 1. Shop owners