• Two Bluegrass Today charts this weekend

    Last Friday saw two new Bluegrass Today radio airplay charts, with both our weekly and monthly charts hitting on the same day. By examining them both, you can get a snapshot view of what was played on bluegrass radio the previous week

  • Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

    Milan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but he also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble." Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range

  • Red, White & Bluegrass 2014

    This early report from the 2014 edition of the Red, White & Bluegrass festival last week is a contribution from Jessica Boggs, an enthusiastic bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. Sweltering heat couldn’t keep fans from coming out to the first day

  • Five – Balsam Range

    Over the past few years, North Carolina’s Balsam Range has established itself as one of the most consistent hit-producing and award-winning bands in bluegrass music. Now, coming off of the success of 2012’s Papertown (last year’s IBMA Album of the

  • Moon Over Memphis video from Balsam Range

    Balsam Range has offered this clever video to introduce the opening track of their upcoming album, Five. It shows the band's work on the song Moon Over Memphis, starting with them working up an arrangement in the studio, through to them tracking

  • Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

    ...back Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen This band just keeps getting better. The unit’s debut release for Compass Records, On The Edge, is still getting plenty of airplay, and a pair of IBMA awards (banjo player of the year for Mike Munford

  • Darren Nicholson has Things Left Undone

    Darren Nicholson, mandolinist with Balsam Range, has a new solo project to start 2014. Things Left Undone finds Darren with some of the top names in bluegrass on 12 tracks of new and classic bluegrass, and a pair of bonus tracks

  • Balsam Range back on the road

    A highway wreck is the worst fear of a traveling musician, and of their families and friends. Both the driver and their passengers in a touring vehicle are especially vulnerable when a bus or van is involved in an accident,