• Introducing WestWend

    A pair of East Tennessee grassers, Wendy Crowe and Jonathan Maness, have joined forces in a new group called WestWend. The two met by chance at a radio show in 2011, just as Wendy was set to start work on a debut recording.

  • Dixie Bee-Liners take a new tack

    The Dixie Bee-Liners are expanding their sound a bit, adding some new textures and instruments to their stage show. And this same vibe is part of their upcoming CD, which the band has been recording in fits and starts throughout 2012

  • Dixie Bee-Liners back in the studio

    The Dixie Bee-Liners just finished a few days in the studio working on new material. The band has decided to approach this next release a bit differently than their two previous albums, as Buddy Woodward – founding Bee-Liner, vocalist, songwriter, and

  • Victory lap for George Shuffler

    Some time back, we mentioned the efforts of Dixie Bee-Liners to publicize the campaign to see seminal bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame. Their contribution was a commitment to perform The Stanley Brothers' Will You Miss

  • Bee-Liners on a Shuffler strike

    We've all heard of hunger strikes, where some lone voice refuses to eat in protest, risking their very life to draw attention to some perceived wrong. It has had its noble practitioners over the course of recorded history Well... the Dixie

  • New Bee-Liners unveiled

    The Dixie Bee-Liners have announced some fresh new faces in the band for 2011, with a decided East Tennessee flavor. On banjo will be Zachary Mongan, a student in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music program. Zachary attends on

  • Dixie Bee-Liners on Santa’s rough week

    Dixie Bee-Liners have a Christmas single, which takes a comical look at how Christmas appears to a hard-working St. Nick. It's a new song, Santa Wants A Whiskey, written by Bee-Liners brain trust Brandi Hart and Buddy Woodward, and offered for

  • Rotate!

    Right on time... The bluegrass band rotations start this time each year, sometime after IBMA, roughly coinciding with the baseball playoffs. Unrestricted free agency in bluegrass does create headaches for bandleaders, but it's not something that can be avoided in