• 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

  • Virginia Squires reunion in August

    A reunion of the influential 1980s bluegrass band, The Virginia Squires, has been scheduled for August 24 in Fredricksburg, VA. The all-day event, which will also include a golf outing, is a benefit for bluegrass veteran Mark Newton. We had reported