• Smoky Mountains Rise telethon

    Lorraine Jordan (left) with Dolly Parton and her cohosts Shawn Parr and Elaina D Smith at the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 This report from the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 to benefit the parts of east Tennessee

  • Brad Hudson signs with Pinecastle

    Brad Hudson, reso-guitarist with Sideline, has signed with Pinecastle Records for a new project which will feature both his vocal and instrumental prowess. Bluegrass fans will recall seeing Brad recently with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, touring as a part of

  • On Top Of Old Smoky preview video

    The good folks with the Great Smoky Mountains Association have released a video preview of their third and most recent album of the traditional mountain music of the region. On Top Of Old Smoky - New Old Time Smoky Mountain Music includes

  • Rhonda’s Christmas in October

    Rhonda Vincent had a dream to see her own realization of a bluegrass/country 12 Days Of Christmas, which she realized in the studio this year. She's assembled a roster of country music royalty to perform with her on a new album,

  • Dolly and Alison get the Guion treatment

    Last year about this time we featured a series of bluegrass portraits painted by Nashville mural artist Scott Guion. At the time he was decorating the fencing around a commercial property belonging to the House of Blues Studio with images of some of

  • Dolly Parton talks Blue Smoke

    Dolly Parton's new release, Blue Smoke, isn't really a bluegrass album, though she does include a number of songs with a grassy feel. Among them are the all-time favorite, Banks Of The Ohio, Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice, which has

  • Appalachian Angel – Holly Norman

    Holly Norman is a bluegrass singer/songwriter from East Tennessee near Knoxville. And what a Southern gal she is! Her bio reads like something from central casting. At the University of Tennessee, she was a featured twirler for the UT Southland Marching Band