• Randall Hylton Tribute in Floyd, VA

    Probably the most memorable session during the 2023 World of Bluegrass convention week was a tribute offered to celebrated bluegrass songwriter Randall Hylton who died at only 58 years of age in 2003. A Bluegrass Cardinals reunion was staged for

  • Magazine Angels – Like You’re Still Here

    Does this bring back holiday memories for you? It does for me. How to make Magazine Angels. You will need the following: Body A Reader's Digest White and gold acrylic paint Glitter Paper doilie (or a vintage one) Mod Podge (or Elmer's Glue) Head A foam ball (3-4'') A dowel rod

  • 2023 winners of Walnut Valley NewSong Showcase

    The 51st Walnut Valley Festival, going on now in Winfield, KS, has announced the winners of their NewSong Showcase, with both top prizes and alternates named in 10 separate song categories. In addition to hosting a large music festival that celebrates

  • Michael Keith passes

    A slightly different version of this obituary had appeared in the Key West, FL Keys News. John Michael Keith, of Sebring, Florida, died July 11, 2023, following heart surgery. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he wrote a number of popular

  • Rick Lang to Billy Blue Publishing

    Jerry Salley, Rick Lang, and Joe Dan Cornett Billy Blue Publishing in Nashville, a division of Daywind Music Group and closely aligned with Billy Blue Records, is continuing its aggressive addition of top bluegrass songwriters to their roster with the signing

  • Mike Richards to Billy Blue Publishing

    Billy Blue Publishing, part of the Daywind Music Group, has signed Mike Richards, founding member of the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri, as a writer with the company. In addition to songs he has contributed to CHB&T, Mike has ones recorded