• Louisa Branscomb feted in Atlanta

    Songwriter Louisa Branscomb's name is a familiar one in bluegrass circles. As a songwriter, she holds the record for the longest consecutive run on the Bluegrass Unlimited singles chart for the Alison Krauss recording of Steel Rails. Louisa has a track

  • Pete Goble – health update

    Chris Cairns just sent along a note with an update on Pete Goble's health. Pete underwent back surgery last Tuesday and then suffered a blood clot in his lungs. He was put on a ventilator machine and was in critical

  • Noted songwriter Marijohn Wilkins passes

    Marijohn Wilkins, a long-time Nashville songwriter, passed away this past Saturday after a prolonged battle with heart disease. Among her many hit songs was one that has made its way into the bluegrass canon, Long Black Veil, originally recorded by Lefty

  • 3rd Annual International Acoustic Music Awards

    Here's another bit of news that may be of interest to bluegrass/acoustic songwriters. Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual International Acoustic Music Awards. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, in any language, and are accepted

  • NSAI’s Songposium Week 2006

    The Nashville Songwriters Association International will be hosting their 2nd annual Songposium Week from September 22-30 in Nashville. The dates correspond quite nicely for any bluegrass songwriters who may be attending the IBMA World Of Bluegrass trade show and convention,

  • Union Ridge Publishing previews new songs online

    Bluegrass songwriters have been quick to embrace the newer technologies and distribution methods available to small companies and even hobbyist or part time writers and publishers. We have heard from several who, like Mark Brinkman of Brinksongs, regularly post demo