• 2024 Songwriter Showcase songs announced by IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the songs and the writers who will be featured in their Songwriter Showcase, held each year during the annual World of Bluegrass convention in September. Dozens of songs are submitted for consideration, with only

  • Caroline Owens signs with Billy Blue Publishing

    Rising bluegrass star Caroline Owens has signed with Nashville-based Billy Blue Publishing.   The twenty-something artist has already made her mark in the bluegrass world with her standout vocal, instrumental, and songwriting abilities. She has appeared with many of today's bluegrass

  • Bob Minner to Billy Blue Publishing

    Ed Leonard, Bob Minner, Joe Dan Cornett, and Jerry Salley at Billy Blue Publishing Just a month after Bob Minner, a noted bluegrass guitarist and songwriter, had inked a recording deal with Billy Blue Records, the company's publishing arm, Billy Blue

  • 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