• IBMA Songwriters Workshop at Joe Val ’19

    Members of the IBMA Songwriters Committee will conduct a workshop next weekend during the 34th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA. Three members of the committee, Rick Lang, David Morris, and Dawn Kenney, will lead the workshop, which will will

  • Whitey Shafer passes

    Famed Nashville Country music song-writer Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer passed away this past Saturday, January 12, 2019, following a long illness. He was aged 84 and had struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for a few years.  Born in Whitney, Texas, on

  • Songwriter Profile – Paula Breedlove

    Paula Breedlove is a rarity in the song-writing fraternity in that she doesn’t play a musical instrument.   So, she worked hard at perfecting her lyrics. She studied the works of Nashville’s country music song-writers, and began studying the Country music

  • Ali Shumate to Hadley Music Group

    Donna Ulisse, Ali Shumate, and Kathy Sacra Anderson as Shumate signs with Hadley Music Group Ali Shumate, a bluegrass singer and songwriter from West Palm Beach, FL, has signed with the Hadley Music Group in Nashville. Hadley will publish her music

  • Pete Goble passes

    Beloved bluegrass songwriter Pete Goble died today in Michigan. He was 86 years of age. Excluding Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Flatt & Scruggs, it is unlikely that anyone has contributed as many songs to the bluegrass canon as Pete. Both