• Big changes for Lonesome River Band

    Sammy Shelor has announced a big change coming next month for Lonesome River Band. Long time guitarist Brandon Rickman is leaving the group after almost two decades of touring and recording with the group. Current mandolinist, Jesse Smathers, will move

  • Merry Christmas from Antique Persuasion

    Antique Persuasion, a Nashville-based special project group consisting of Brandon Rickman, Jenee Fleenor, and Brennen Leigh, is preparing to release a 6-track EP of Christmas music next week. This is the group that had released a Carter Family tribute this past Spring,

  • Steve Johnson to MerleFest

    Steve Johnson, Principal with Mountain Music Entertainment has announced that he is closing the agency to take the job of Artist Relations manager with MerleFest. This explains yesterday's announcement that Junior Sisk had left Johnson for representation with Roe Entertainment. Steve says

  • Daddy To Me from The Roys

    Here's the second of seven videos from The Roys, giving Bluegrass Today readers a pre-release glimpse at the music from New Day Dawning, their upcoming EP project on Rural Rhythm. We'll have a new video each Tuesday, leading up to the

  • Welcome Chet Rickman

    Brandon Rickman, guitarist/vocalist with Lonesome River Band, and his wife, Amy, celebrated the birth of their second child last week. Chet William Rickman was born on June 5, but had to be hospitalized over this past weekend for some testing and

  • Live At Graves Mountain video

    Rural Rhythm Records has released a pair of videos in conjunction with the upcoming October 26 street date for All-Star Jam – Live At Graves Mountain. The album was recorded this summer during the Graves Mountain Festival Of Music in Virginia

  • IBMA coverage wrapping up

    A special word of thanks to all of our fabulous IBMA correspondents and photographers! They did a terrific job in Nashville last week, and we actually still have a few more reports to post over the next few days. Before we