• Carl Jackson documentary airs on Mississippi PBS

    Carl Jackson, the pride of Louisville, MS, has been immortalized in a television documentary, Meet Carl Jackson, for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. A private showing of the movie that included family, friends, and state dignitaries was held on the house floor

  • Happy Birthday Carl Jackson

    Today, Carl Jackson, two time grammy winner and three time IBMA award recipient, celebrates his 66th birthday. The only son of Lee and Ruby Pearl Jackson of Louisville, MS, began his musical career as a teenager picking banjo for Jim

  • Orthophonic Joy contest winners announced

    The Birthplace of Country Music announced today that Corbin Hayslett was the winner of the video contest to be included on the upcoming Orthophonic Joy album project. The record will recreate songs from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, when Ralph Peer tracked a number

  • Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

    To celebrate Jesse McReynolds' 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse's home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast. Popular radio host Harv Mason served

  • More on the Bristol Sessions Revisited album

    The Birthplace of Country Music Association in Bristol is offering an opportunity for acoustic artists and singers to appear on the highly-anticipated Orthophonic Joy album, alongside major country and bluegrass artists like Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Doyle Lawson, Marty Stuart and

  • The Church Sisters need your help

    So many bluegrass and acoustic artists have been using Kickstarter of late, seeking crowdsourced funding for new albums, that we can't post all the ones we sniff out online. But here is one of special merit that we hope you'll

  • Carl Jackson Gospel guitar CD

    If you've been following bluegrass as long as your humble correspondent, you'll have watched Carl Jackson go from a skinny kid playing banjo with Jim & Jesse as a teenager in the late 1960s, to one of the most respected