• 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

  • Songwriter Bill Castle passes 

    After a spell of declining health, prolific bluegrass song writer Bill Castle passed away at Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Maysville, KY on February 27, 2023. He was 89. William Lewis 'Bill' Castle was born on January 6, 1934, in Fleming

  • John Meador signs with Billy Blue Publishing

    Ed Leonard, John Meador, and Joe Dan Cornett with Billy Blue Publishing John Meador, tenor vocalist and guitarist, and one of several talented songwriters with Authentic Unlimited, has been announced as the newest signee with Billy Blue Publishing. The company is

  • Ian Tyson passes

    Ian Tyson photo © Peter Scoular (used by permission) Celebrated Canadian folk singer and songwriter Ian Tyson has died today at 89 years of age. Though his career was focused on folk music, a number of Tyson's songs have been memorably recorded