• James Alan Shelton: Career Overview 

    One of the most respected and loved bluegrass musicians of any era, James Alan Shelton, passed away earlier this week (during the evening of June 3). James Alan Shelton was born on November 3, 1960, in Kingsport, Tennessee, and raised on

  • Word of thanks from Greta Shelton

    James Alan Shelton's wife Greta has sent along these words of gratitude for all the support she and James received while he was being treated for cancer, and a bit of detail about his ultimately fatal battle with this unyielding

  • James Alan Shelton, RIP

    Just a few months after the passing of his guitar hero George Shuffler, longtime Clinch Mountain Boy James Alan Shelton has passed away in Kingsport, TN. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the liver and pancreas just

  • James Alan Shelton passes

    James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier this evening. He was in the hospital near his home in East Tennessee being treated for cancer, and died peacefully with his wife, Greta,

  • Hard news from James Alan Shelton

    When we reported last week that James Alan Shelton had been hospitalized, we all hoped to hear good news by now. Instead, James received some very difficult news earlier today. He shared this statement... As I promised earlier in the week, here