• On This Day #47 – Bill Monroe

    On this day 20 years ago Bill Monroe passed away. On September 9, 1996, Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, passed away. Today we remember the date as a few members of the bluegrass music community, young and not so

  • Original Traditional – Blue Highway

    When a band has been around for over twenty years (with a membership that has rarely changed), fans come to expect certain things. In the case of Blue Highway, which releases its eleventh studio album, Original Traditional, today, we expect

  • Terry Baucom to Roe Entertainment

    Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the signing of Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive to an exclusive representation contract. The band is fronted by the iconic banjo man, with Will Jones on guitar, Joey lemons on mandolin, and

  • Jacob Shelton to Darrell Webb Band

    Darrell Webb has announced that Jacob Shelton has joined his group playing bass, and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jacob is only 18 years old, but has been playing bluegrass around his native Erwin, TN since he was 10. As a

  • Tim Surrett steps down as IBMA Board Chair

    Tim Surret, Chairman of the IBMA Board of Directors, has resigned his position on the organization's Executive Committee. Surrett, who also works as bass player with Balsam Range and as a studio musician and producer with Crossroads Music, is recovering

  • Coming Home video from O’Connor Band

    The O'Connor Band has released a new music video for the song Coming Home, the title track from their new Rounder album. It's a fun, summery video featuring fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor with his family back on the streets of Seattle

  • Drew Long back to Canaan’s Crossing

    Alabama's Canaan’s Crossing has announced their reunion with a former bandmate, Drew Long, who has returned to the banjo position following the recent departure of Collins Miller. Miller, who had played with the group the past two years, is the son of Tina Miller who plays fiddle