• Carolyne VanLierop named 2017 Daughter of Bluegrass

    Jo Odom, Amanda Cook, Carolyne Van Lierop, Lorraine Jordan, Frances Mooney, Mindy Rakestraw, Kati Penn-Williams and Crystal Owens at the Daughters of Bluegrass Festival (4/23/17) Each year at the Daughters of Bluegrass festival in Guyton, GA, a new daughter is inducted into

  • Al Jones Sings Again coming soon

    One especially gratifying aspect of bluegrass culture is the way we continue to honor the older members of the community, even as the younger performers generate most of the excitement in the music. A great example is Bobby Osborne, whose

  • Josh Trivett and Lakyn Kearns wedding

    Mr. & Mrs. Josh Trivett (4/23/17) - Paula Rowe Photography On Sunday, April 23, Josh Trivett and Lakyn Kearns were married at Acuff's Chapel in Blountsville, TN.   Josh is the principal at Moonstruck Management, who handles the careers of several prominent

  • Scott Gould passes

    East Tennessee has lost one of its bluegrass heroes, with the unexpected passing of Scott Gould last week at 68 years of age. For many years, Scott had run The Violin and Fiddle School Of Music in Kingsport, TN, where he

  • Will Clark to Bluegrass Outlaws

    West Virginia's Bluegrass Outlaws have announced the addition of Will Clark to the band on mandolin. He steps into the spot recently vacated by founding member Evan Maynard who had to leave the band owing to pesky day job commitments. Will

  • Tammy Sullivan passes

    Tammy Sullivan, who with her father, Jerry, carried on the legacy of the Sullivan Family bluegrass Gospel group, passed away on April 20, 2017. She was just a young 52 years old, and she succumbed to the dreaded Cancer disease. Tammy

  • Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup

    Bobby Osborne, Lauren Price, and Scott Napier playing triple mandolins. Folks in the bluegrass world have certainly noticed the “Tremolo Tuesday” video segments that have been appearing on social media since March 2016. According to Scott Napier, the regular performances that

  • IBMA pens open letter to US Government

    The International Bluegrass Music Association, through its Executive Director Paul Schiminger, has published an open letter to President Trump and the US Congress concerning plans to reduce or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National