• DelFest Academy launches in ’09

    Want to study bluegrass music with The Del McCoury Band? Well, that opportunity will be afforded to participants at the DelFest Academy, which debuts the week before the main festival this May in Cumberland, MD. Members of Del's band, along with

  • Ronnie McCoury with Dierks Bentley

    Big-time country artist Dierks Bentley's bluegrass roots have been chronicled a number of times on The Bluegras Blog, as has his ongoing support of bluegrass artists and songwriters. His new CD, Feel That Fire, will be released on February 3, and

  • Dierks Bentley & Ronnie McCoury

    Country artist Dierks Bentley is gearing up for the release of his new CD, Feel That Fire. As in the past Dierks is showing his love of bluegrass by including some bluegrass on his new recording. His first, self-titled, CD included

  • New IBMA Board Members

    The annual IBMA elections concluded recently with the addition of four new board members. Only professional members vote in board elections. Elected representatives serve for a period of three years beginning with their installment on September 29, 2008. Here are the four

  • GrooveGrass 101 on iTunes

    Ten years ago a CD was released that was probably the very first mashup to feature bluegrass music (mashed with some groovy funk). The CD was GrooveGrass 101, produced by Scott Rouse. This week Warner Brothers released the CD on iTunes

  • Bluegrassers at the Led Zeppelin show

    Bluegrass has been getting cozy with the guys from Led Zeppelin recently. From the success of the duet album by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, to John Paul Jones producing Uncle Earl, the connection is there. The rock band of legend

  • Del McCoury Band on NPR

    Thursday afternoon's edition of Talk of the Nation will include time with The Del McCoury Band. The show (talk/news format) airs each weekday on many National Public Radio affiliate stations at 3:00 p.m. (eastern). The McCourys will appear during the

  • Little Mo’ McCoury video

    The first music video from Little Mo' McCoury, Ronnie McCoury's new CD of bluegrass music for children, is now available online. It's for the song, Man Gave Names To All The Animals, and it's a real hoot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIiUX2h7cDI

  • Little Mo’ McCoury due August 21

    Fatherhood has a profound impact, and each man who experiences it feels the change in his own way. For Ronnie McCoury, it has called him to record bluegrass music designed to appeal to young listeners, and hopefully bring families together

  • Ronnie McCoury Bluegrass Loo-ow

    Ronnie McCoury recently held a bluegrass luau and picking party in Nashville. The party guests included a who's who of Nashville bluegrass stars. Our friend Wichita Rutherford, the podcasting superstar, was on hand with a video camera. He's uploaded the video