• ETSU graduates 11 with a bluegrass degree in 2017

    East Tennessee State University celebrated the successes of its newest graduates this past weekend during commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 6. Students from their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies joined over 2,000 other university graduates in the

  • Another award for On Top Of Old Smoky

    On Top Of Old Smoky, an all-star musical collection created to note the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, has picked up another major award. The Public Lands Alliance has named it as one of three winners of their Innovative

  • On Top Of Old Smoky wins Independent Music Award

    On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music, a collection of new recordings of classic mountain music produced by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, has been named the Best Tribute Album at the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards. The album features versions of folk

  • ETSU Pride Band to perform on Facebook Live

    This evening at 8:00 p.m., East Tennessee State University and their bluegrass Pride Band are set to make history. At least in the bluegrass world. The Departments of Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies and Mass Communications will jointly present

  • ETSU Pride Band single release

    The ETSU Pride Band, made up of select students in the school's Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music program, have a new single set for a November 1 release. Written by one of the members, it was recorded and will

  • ETSU hosting Alumni & Friends reception at WOB

    The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University is hosting a reception next Wednesday afternoon during the World of Bluegrass convention for Alumni and friends. It will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Room 306A

  • Bobby Osborne talks to Net Radio Dogs

    During last month's Bobby Osborne tribute in Bristol, TN, Bobby sat down with Rick Dollar of NetRadioDogs for a fifteen minute interview about his long career in bluegrass music. Amidst the backstage craziness at the Paramount Center for the Arts, with

  • Photos from Gettysburg 2016

    We were fortunate once again to have Frank Baker on hand during the 72nd Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this past weekend in Pennsylvania. Here is the first of several galleries of photos he shared from the festivities.

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