• Del and Jim to host the 2019 IBMA Awards show

    The IBMA has announced today that Del McCoury and Jim Lauderdale will serve as hosts for the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards show. This 30th annual edition of the awards show, which involves live musical performances, plus the announcement and distribution

  • Del McCoury – a 60 year career overview

    On February 1, (2019) Del McCoury enjoyed his 80th birthday celebrations. Tonight, he has the Opry House, Nashville, all to himself, albeit symbolically, to mark the occasion.  McCoury will be joined on stage for the what is described as “Grand

  • Happy 80th birthday to Del McCoury!

    Happy 80th Birthday Del McCoury …  Bluegrass and acoustic music musicians, young and old, have come together to help Bluegrass Today send an electronic ‘birthday card’ to Del McCoury to mark this wonderful occasion.  Ronnie and Allison McCoury and family offer affectionate

  • Happy Anniversary, Del McCoury

    Gina Keltner with the Opry presents Del McCoury with a 15th Anniversary print - photo by Chris Hollo Last Saturday when The Del McCoury Band performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Del was surprised between shows with a special 15th Anniversary

  • New albums from all of the McCourys

    The Del McCoury Band - Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass and The Travelin’ McCourys A bluegrass original and his sons and successors opt to release their albums simultaneously, providing a familial connection and clearly synchronistic styles. For his part, Del does what

  • A Decade of Del – DelFest 2017

    Remember when a decade seemed like a long time? I certainly do. I remember being a second-grader back in 1973 and realizing that I had another ten years of school before high school graduation. TEN YEARS! It seemed like forever

  • Welcome Willa Bartram!

    At this weekend’s DelFest festival in Cumberland, Maryland, Alan Bartram will surely have reason to celebrate. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to catch up with Bartram, bass player extraordinaire with the Del McCoury Band and the Traveling McCourys, and he had

  • Photos from Old Settler’s 2017

    Ronnie McCoury at Old Settler's Music Festival (April 2017) - photo by Tom Dunning 2017 was the 30th Anniversary event for the Old Settler's Music Festival in the Texas hill country west of Austin. They offer four days of music, blending