• Celebrate the big 8-0 with Bobby Hicks

    Bobby Hicks is coming up on a major milestone. On July 21, 2013, the iconic fiddler will turn 80 years old, and is inviting family, friends, and fans to join him for a celebratory concert that afternoon in Marshall, NC. Hicks

  • Karen Miller Porter says goodbye

    Bluegrass Today's Terry Herd shared this profile of Karen Miller Porter, with whom he has worked for several years in her capacity as Executive Director of the Owensboro/Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a position she has just vacated. Bluegrass music fans have

  • Bill Monroe painting on Kentucky Monthly

    Despite living much of his life in Tennessee, Bill Monroe will always be inextricably linked with Kentucky, the state of his birth, whose nickname serves as the designation for the music he created. He is being remembered anew in the June

  • Roger Smith passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Roger Smith of Milton, Indiana passed away Wednesday, May 22 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was 86 years old. Born in Amelia, VA July 11, 1926, Roger grew up in North Carolina and started learning guitar, and later

  • James Monroe opens Uncle Pen’s cabin

    Are there any bluegrass fans who don't know the story of Uncle Pen? Bill Monroe' uncle, James Pendleton Vandiver, has been immortalized in song, one written and first recorded by Monroe in 1950. Uncle Pen was later a hit for Porter Wagoner

  • America the Beautiful recognizes Jerusalem Ridge

    Amidst the on-going shenanigans connected with the use of Bill Monroe’s name, America the Beautiful marketing agency has recognized the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration for what it is, a great festival of traditional bluegrass music. The Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is

  • Jerusalem Ridge still in the courts

    It appears that the legal dispute surrounding the use of Bill Monroe's name in association with the Jerusalem Ridge festival near Rosine, KY is still simmering. On January 11, the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had enjoined Campbell