• Jesse McReynolds 90 today

    Today, July 9, 2019, mandolin artist and long-term member of the venerable Grand Ole Opry cast, Jesse McReynolds, celebrates his 90th birthday.  Although he is a talented lead guitarist and fiddle player, he is best known for his innovative cross-picking and split-string

  • Honorary Doctorates for bluegrass pioneers

    Jesse McReynolds receives a letter of intent from Megan Darby for his honorary doctorate from Glenville State Glenville State College in West Virginia, one of several institutes of higher learning to offer a bachelors degree in bluegrass music, has announced plans

  • Jesse McReynolds home after latest hospital stay

    Jesse McReynolds returning home from the hospital (11/29/18) Bluegrass mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is home again after yet another brief hospital stay. He has been forced to endure several such visits over the past 14 months, dealing with infections that resulted

  • Jesse McReynolds home from hospital

    Jesse McReynolds, mandolin legend and one half of the iconic bluegrass duo, Jim & Jesse, is home from the hospital after three weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. He had been rushed to the emergency room on September

  • Jesse McReynolds update

    Jesse McReynolds with his therapist at Sumner Regional Medical Center - photo by Joy McReynolds We caught up this afternoon with Joy McReynolds to check on the status of her husband, Jesse. The mandolin legend was hospitalized in Nashville on September

  • Good news from Jesse McReynolds

    We received this note today from Joy McReynolds, wife of bluegrass mandolin legend Jesse McReynolds. He was hospitalized on Wednesday suffering from severe abdominal pain, where doctors performed surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. The surgery is said to have gone