• Big changes for Lonesome River Band

    Sammy Shelor has announced a big change coming next month for Lonesome River Band. Long time guitarist Brandon Rickman is leaving the group after almost two decades of touring and recording with the group. Current mandolinist, Jesse Smathers, will move

  • Welcome Samuel Ellis Shelor

    Sammy Shelor, fearless leader of Lonesome River Band, and his wife Jordyn are celebrating the arrival of their first child, Samuel Ellis Shelor. He was born on April 9 at 4:57 a.m. at the Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, VA

  • Rock royalty at The Station Inn

    When Aerosmith's legendary lead singer Steve Tyler made it known that he was moving to Nashville to get involved in country music, there were a lot of doubters. "What does this rocker know about country music?" and "It's just a

  • 2015 Scott Street Five String Finals

    Virginia was a busy place for bluegrass pickers this past weekend. In addition to the Virginia Bluegrass Band Championship in Chesterfield, the first annual Scott Street Five String Finals were held during the Richmond Folk Festival. This new competition is especially for younger banjo

  • Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

    Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove of Lonesome River Band were invited to perform at last night's gala honoring Steve Martin with the 43rd American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. They were featured onstage with comedian/actor Martin Short singing the song, Friend Of Mine. While