• OIBF 2013 in Guthrie

    Guthrie, Oklahoma’s 17th annual International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) brought together music fans from across the United States to hear performers from around the world. Kathy Mattea, whose last record recalls her West Virginia roots, closed out the three-day festival on

  • Compass releases quartet of MCR compliations

    Compass Records has just released four digital albums of music recorded during the 2012 season of Music City Roots, a Nashville-based radio and television program airing each Wednesday evening from The Loveless Barn. Each of the four is titled based on loose stylistic

  • Kathy Mattea – Hello…My Name is Coal

    Sugar Hill Records has launched the latest video from Kathy Mattea’s current album Calling Me Home (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-4085). Songwriters Larry Cordle and Jenee Fleenor composed the song, Builder Levy, James Minchin and David McClister provided the iconic photographs, and filmmaker

  • Calling Me Home – Kathy Mattea

    Traditional musicians, particularly folk artists, have long been known for their tendency to write and record songs of protest. Most musicians today are not quite as outspoken and often choose to celebrate the things that make America great, rather than

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • Sierra rocks it at Berklee

    Speaking of Sierra Hull and Berklee... Here's a video of her helping out a fellow student, Caleb Gilbreath, on his senior recital. Caleb's a drummer, and brought Sierra along to sing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' 455 Rocket, a hit for

  • A Twin Pines Christmas on GAC

    The Charlie Daniels Christmas TV special, A Twin Pines Christmas, will debut this Thursday (12/3) on GAC. Charlie's guests include The Grascals, Dan Tyminski, Evelyn and Suzanne Cox, Aaron Tippin and Kathy Mattea. They will perform music from his latest CD,

  • Charlie Daniels Christmas package

    Charlie Daniels has worn a good many hats over his 50 years in the music business. His first big hit came in 1973 with Uneasy Rider, a countryfied talking blues, years before the rap craze began. The hilarious song, following on