• Welcome Foster James Lurgio!

    Today we welcome a young man born with a legit bluegrass music pedigree. Joe Lurgio and Ashlee-Jean Trott Lurgio are celebrating the birth of their second child, Foster James Lurgio, born yesterday morning at Midtown Hospital in Nashville. He arrived at 7:31

  • Mac Wiseman tribute on Music City Roots

    The Music City Roots program, which airs live online from Nashville each Wednesday evening, is most commonly given over to alt-country and Americana acts. But this week a special bluegrass showcase is scheduled in honor of Mac Wiseman, and the

  • Music City Roots goes Live with new label

    Music City Roots, Nashville's roots radio and television program focusing on live performance, is stepping into the record label business, releasing live sets from a variety of artists who have appeared on the show. Calling the series Live!, each will

  • Pickin’ Party on Music City Roots tonight

    Nashville's Music City Roots is given over tonight to a 70th birthday celebration and pickin' party for John McEuen. It appears to be a big time planned to help celebrate the banjo picker and multi-instrumentalist who has spent 50 years

  • Sierra Hull at Music City Roots

    Music City Roots has released a number of videos from their special bluegrass episode last week. The show was held in conjunction with the announcement of the 2015 IBMA Awards nominees earlier in the day on August 12, and featured live performances

  • Rob and Trey play the blues

    To help promote their new album, Before The Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley have released a music video for one of the tracks, Pride and Joy. The song is a cover of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's signature number,

  • IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

    The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack

  • Music City Roots to PBS

    Music City Roots, Nashville's sole live weekly music television venue, is moving from your computer screens to your TVs. After months of negotiations, it was announced this morning that the program, which features the best of the Nashville new music scene,

  • 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

  • A bluegrass wedding in Flatt Lonesome

    Talk about meeting cute... Today is the wedding day of Kelsi Robertson and Paul Harrigill, the mandolinist and banjoist respectively with Flatt Lonesome. The couple first met two years ago at IBMA when Paul was performing with a different group, and Kelsi