• Ricky Skaggs with the Boston Pops

    Bluegrass is an interesting musical genre. It is loved far and wide by people in rural communities, especially in the south, who can readily associate with much of the lyrical content. Yet it is also loved around the world from,

  • Roy Webb honored by ACMA

    On February 26, the 15th Annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute Concert was held in Bristol, TN at the historic Paramount Theater. The show is produced each year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association to raise money to fund their Benny

  • New Gospel album from Mike Scott

    Mike Scott is known to most bluegrass fans as a banjo picker, having spent lengthy stints with Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, Jim & Jesse and Ronnie Reno. But Scott is also a talented vocalist and songwriter with a

  • Two more Ralph Stanley reissues from Rebel

    We have lauded several times the efforts of Rebel and County Records in getting their deep back catalog into digital distribution. They have been recording bluegrass and old time music since the early 1960s, and have several hundred titles between

  • Ricky Skaggs autobiography in the works

    Ricky Skaggs' connection to Ralph Stanley is well-documented, from his having worked as a Clinch Mountain Boy in the early 1970s to making a number Stanley songs into country hits in the late 1980s when Skaggs was a Nashville country

  • Introducing The Roys

    The Roys are the most recent artists to sign with Rural Rhythm Records. Lee and Elaine Roy are brother-and-sister duet partners with a rich bluegrass heritage, which they employ alongside more contemporary Americana and country influences. A new Rural Rhythm project,

  • Two more Stanley reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has two new entries to announce in its ongoing commitment to digitizing their complete catalog of classic bluegrass and old time music. The label intends to shoot for two new digital releases each month, a real treat for

  • I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky #13

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • More great photos from IBMA

    In adition to the fine photos taken by our 2010 IBMA shooters (Russ Carson, Christy Reid and Roy Swann), we have found a number of other sites that have images posted. Cindy Baucom, who co-produced the Awards Show with Trisha Tubbs,