• East Kentucky Blues from Larry Cordle

    Bluegrass songwriter supreme Larry Cordle has a new single, East Kentucky Blues, which he sings in his own inimitable style. It's the story of a man homesick for the mountains of eastern Kentucky that Cord said took a while to bring

  • Molly Tuttle to Compass Records

    Up-and-coming guitarist and singer Molly Tuttle has signed with Compass Records, just in time for a whirlwind week at IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh. Tuttle, who has been catching the attention of the bluegrass world since she was a

  • Rhiannon Giddens: Bluegrass in Black and White

    Rhiannon Giddens remembers being shocked when an aunt from what she calls “the black side of the family” called herself a hillbilly. Hillbillies, in the stereotyped definitions of the media and television entertainment, were white. And as the daughter of a

  • Featured Showcase Artist: Mile Twelve

    The Bluegrass Ramble at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, provides fans with a chance to see two types of bands: established groups with significant lineup changes or a new sound, and up-and-comers who are beginning to break out

  • And the 2017 Grammy nominees are…

    The nominees have been announced for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this morning, and our eyes quickly jumped to the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category. We understand there are others as well. And the nominees for Best Bluegrass Album are... Original Traditional

  • We Just Called Him King

    James King would have been 58 years old this past Friday. Unfortunately, The Bluegrass Storyteller only made it to 57, with his untimely death in May of this year. That doesn't mean James' memory, spirit, stories, and music has left us,

  • Welcome Hyrum Stevenson

    Another bluegrass baby! Kendra Stevenson, one of the singing Walker sisters in RedHead Express, and her husband Kelly, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Hyrum Timothy Stevenson was born on May 7 near Nashville, TN. He came in at 9

  • Welcome Brooks Burge!

    Congratulations to Rachel and Brian Burge who welcomed their first child earlier this afternoon. Rachel is a bluegrass singer, songwriter, mandolinist and bandleader in West Virginia. Brooks Lee Burge was born at 3:35 p.m. (EDT). He came in at 9 lbs,

  • Dove Award winners announced

    Last night in Nashville, the Gospel Music Association handed out their 45th Annual Dave Awards for the best in Christian and Gospel music. The Doves offer a pair of bluegrass-specific awards, which went to some familiar names in our community. Bluegrass Song