• Great American Hero from Newton & Thomas

    Mark Newton and Steve Thomas chose November 11, Veteran's Day, to release their new single, Great American Hero, written by Mark Brinkman as a tribute to all the people who make sacrifices to help and serve others, regardless of their military

  • Co-writing webinar for songwriters from IBMA

    As part of their ongoing mission of professional development, the International Bluegrass Music Association has scheduled a songwriters webinar for July 11 entitled "How to Co-Write Songs (and still remain friends)." Even songwriters with many years of writing behind them can

  • Another Song from Cumberland Gap Connection

    Mountain Fever has recently released Another Song, their first project with Kentucky's Cumberland Gap Connection. The band records and performs primarily original material from guitarist Mike Bentley, banjo player Rod Smith, mandolinist John Messer, and bassist Bryan Russell. They are joined on

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Mark Brinkman

    This next installment of David Morris' Songwriter to Songwriter features his discussion with Mark Brinkman during World of Bluegrass in Nashville in September. They talk about the upcoming Rural Rhythm project, God Didn't Choose Sides, which features new songs about the

  • Next Bluebird in the Bluegrass Sept 13th

    The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising

  • Higher Ground from Luke Shamblin

    Evidence continues to mount on the value of a college education for young bluegrass musicians. As recent graduates from the handful of programs that focus on bluegrass find jobs with touring artists, or release strong new projects, the case just

  • Songwriter CD from Mark Brinkman

    Do you know the name Mark Brinkman? Perhaps you know him by his nickname, Brink. Still not sure? If you're not certain you know Mark, you certainly know his music. His original songs have been recorded by Lonesome River Band, Larry

  • Mark Brinkman makes the news

    Noted bluegrass songwriter Mark "Brink" Brinkman is profiled in today's edition of The Columbus Dispatch. The focus of the piece is a new song of Brink's, With Love from Normandy, which he had performed at a Memorial Day celebration this past