• Russ Carson to Ricky Skaggs

    Ricky Skaggs has a new banjo player. Russ Carson, who had played with Audie Blaylock & Redline the past three years, is the newest member of Kentucky Thunder. Russ was quick to mention that he is technically on a three month

  • Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

    Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000

  • Simply Bluegrass premieres March 7

    Gabriel Communications will debut its latest set of Country's Family Reunion programs, Simply Bluegrass, this week on RFD-TV. Produced by Larry Black, host of Larry's Country Diner, it follows his familiar Reunion concept: gather up a room full of top

  • Cory Walker filling in with Skaggs

    Quick response from Skaggs Family Records with regard to a new banjo player for Kentucky Thunder... We are told that Justin Moses will perform with the band through the end of January, and that Cory Walker will then take over temporarily

  • Justin Moses exits Kentucky Thunder

    Justin Moses, who has been playing banjo and occasional reso-guitar with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since Spring of 2010, has announced that he is leaving the group. But he won't be moving away from bluegrass. Justin just wants more flexibility

  • Ricky Skaggs on the State of Bluegrass

    The good news about bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs said Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is that it’s attracting new generations of fans and talented pickers. The bad news, he added, is that those fans are just like younger

  • Ricky Skaggs does Fox News

    Every time I get angry about cable TV rates or restrictions, and turn my mind to the notion of doing without, there are a few things that slam on the brakes. One is live sports, and the other is DVR.

  • Ricky Skaggs at the CMHOF

    This week the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville hosted Ricky Skaggs as an artist-in-residence. Given his prominence in both bluegrass and country music, the museum sponsored two nights of shows: one celebrating Skaggs in each genre,