Michelle Cupit in the news

Michelle CupitMichelle Cupit is the subject of a newspaper report, written by fiddle player, actor and former Blue Grass Boy, Randall Franks, and published earlier this week in the LaFayette, Georgia newspaper, Walker County Messenger.

The story focuses on her burgeoning career and some of the influences that have helped to mould her career as a bluegrass artist.

Born in Arkansas but raised in Texas, she comes from a musical family, with her father Emmitt Brinkley, and grandfather Floyd Brinkley both playing a variety of instruments and sharing a love of music with their offspring. Her CD Bluegrass Baby was produced by her husband, one of my longtime friends, the talented Jerry Cupit. Cupit also currently produces Kevin Sharp, Mustang Creek, Jerry Burkhart and Bobby Seals. When listening to the CD or seeing Michelle in person, her emotions shade each performance as if she is telling the listener a personal story.

"What I enjoy most of all is when somebody comes to a show, smiling and having a good time and leaving every-day stuff behind, that’s when I enjoy it the most," she said by telephone from her Nashville area home.

Read the full piece online.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.