• Don Rigsby to tour with Big Country Bluegrass

    As they note the departure of long-time fiddler Jeff Michael, Big Country Bluegrass is pleased to announce that Don Rigsby will be working selected shows with the band in his stead. Bluegrass fans primarily know Don as a mandolinist and lead/tenor

  • Big year for Big Country Bluegrass

    In today’s world of bluegrass, many musicians find it difficult to keep a band together for even a short period of time. However, there are a few who seem to have endured changes in personnel and within the genre, and

  • Two new Rebel releases in October

    Rebel Records has two new CDs set for an October 12 release. One is a new project from Big Country Bluegrass, and the other a most-welcome reissue of music from Lost and Found. Bass man Allen Mills is the sole founding

  • Sad news from southwest Virginia

    While central Tennessee saw record rainfall this weekend, many a bluegrass and country music fan worried about their favorite entertainers traveling to and fro on flooded highways. Southwest Virginia escaped the deluge, yet saw the loss of two bluegrass performers

  • Big Country Bluegrass moves on

    In February we brought you news of the forthcoming CD, titled Back In Time, from Big Country Bluegrass. We indicated at the time that it would be their second album to be released by Mountain Roads Recordings. Now comes the announcement

  • Boys In Hats and Ties

    Big Country Bluegrass debuted their new song, The Boys In Hats and Ties, at the Good Home Grown Music booth at the SPGBMA Convention yesterday (2/6). The song will be featured as the #1 cut for their upcoming album, Back

  • Light In The Window II

    This column, containing brief reviews of recent CD releases by Richard Thompson, is published in the current (Spring 2009) edition of British Bluegrass News. As it is a lengthy piece, we have broken it into two parts, with the firt

  • Last Day of Galax

    Johnny Williams released his most recent CD, Last Day of Galax, in August but we didn't get a copy until this week. It clearly shows why Johnny has earned his reputation as among the most expressive singers of traditional bluegrass

  • Big Country Bluegrass – Open For Business

    In March we reported news of the agreement between the newly-formed Mountain Roads Recordings and the long-lived traditional band from southwest Virginia, Big Country Bluegrass. Now, we are informed that the first album resulting from that liaison, the premiere release from