• 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

  • Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke

    Dolly Parton is dipping another toe into the bluegrass market with her next CD, Blue Smoke. It doesn't appear to be a completely bluegrass record, like her 2001 release, Little Sparrow, but there are a couple of numbers that will

  • Grascals video for I Am Strong

    The first video from The Grascals' upcoming CD, The Grascals & Friends has been released. The video for I Am Strong was shot on site at the St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, with Dolly Parton as their special guest.

  • The Grascals & Friends from Cracker Barrel

    The Grascals have been Nashville's favorite bluegrass band since their debut album hit in 2005. The original members were noted session players and sidemen, who had worked in town for many years with a variety of country and bluegrass acts.

  • Rhonda Vincent – Taken

    September 21 saw the release of Taken, the latest CD from Rhonda Vincent. Musically, it doesn't break any new ground, nor does it mean to. If you are familiar with Ms. Vincent's music, you know what to expect: carefully chosen songs,

  • Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

    Last Friday, June 13, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame held a ceremony inducting its charter members. The ceremony took place at the Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College, the home of Merlefest. The Hall of Fame

  • Dollywood open auditions start soon

    Dollywood, the entertainment theme park co-owned by country star Dolly Parton and located near her childhood home in Sevierville, TN, has announced open auditions in four US cities starting later this month. They will be looking for singers, actors, specialty