• Welcome Noah Buckner!

    Congratulations to Brandy and Jonathan Bucker on the birth of their first child! Noah Henry Buckner was born on June 21 at 1:44 a.m. at Princeton Community Hospital in West Virginia. He weighed in at 8lbs 9oz, stretching out to 20.5''

  • Bluegrass Gospel Showcase at World of Bluegrass

    Details have been announced for the first official Bluegrass Gospel Showcase to be held this year during the IBMA's World Of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Performances are scheduled for both Thursday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m. (10/1-2), in the Raleigh Marriott City Center

  • IBMA vs. Bluegrass Gospel?

    Is there a bias against bluegrass Gospel music at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass convention? Are Gospel groups effectively blackballed as potential invited showcase artists? I have personally been aware for many years that there is a subset of the bluegrass

  • Brandy Miller to Chosen Road

    Jonathan Bucker & Open Road have announced the addition of Brandy Miller to the band, playing banjo. Just 17 years old, Brandy is already an accomplished banjo player. She was chosen to participate in the IBMA Youth Bluegrass All-Stars in 2013,

  • Brandon Green to Chosen Road

    Jonathan Bucker had several pieces of news about Chosen Road when we caught up recently. He and the band have a new album, Love’s Purest Light, released this Summer on Poor Mountain Records. It's their first studio project in three years, featuring

  • Poor Mountain Records to Merit Music Group

    Jonathan Buckner, guitarist and vocalist with Chosen Road, and President of Poor Mountain Records, has announced a merger between his label and Verb Records, resulting in the creation of Merit Music Group. In addition to the two record companies, Merit

  • Idletymes to Poor Mountain Records

    Poor Mountain Records has announced the signing of West Virginia's Idletymes. The band consists of Chris Long on guitar, Craig Jarvis on bass, Glenn Jarvis on fiddle, and Ronnie Seebaugh on banjo. They will start work shortly on a new project for Poor

  • Jason Wheeler to Chosen Road

    Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road have chosen Jason Wheeler to play banjo with the group following four months of auditions. Jason hails from Radford, VA and had performed previously with with Travers Chandler and Avery County, and a number of regional