• Ideabang takes on Rocky Top

    Noted record producer and music entrepreneur Scott Rouse has announced a new licensing agreement between his company, IdeaBang, and House of Bryant Publications. The multi-year license covers branding and marketing for a variety of products that will be sold under

  • 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

  • Wichita Directs Video for The GrooveGrass Boyz

    The GrooveGrass Boyz have tapped media marketing wizard, Wichita Rutherford, to direct the video for their new single "Crank That (Farmer Boy)". When I asked Wichita about it here's what he had to say: The folks at GrooveGrass

  • Backstage with Mac Wiseman

    Mac Wiseman did his last show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville last night. The show was billed with John Prine as the headliner, but Mac performed as well. Judging from the picture of the two artists together, Prine

  • 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

  • Doc meets Elvis

    Merlefest 2007 is over and the reports are that it was a spectacular festival. I've heard several people recount for me the highlights of this year's event. But my friend Scott Rouse, a Nashville based producer, had what must have

  • Cyndi Wheeler – A voice to be heard

    The internet is all abuzz right now talking about the voice of Cyndi Wheeler. Cyndi played the pre-awards party at IBMA. The party was sponsored by BMI. Cyndi performed with Blue Highway, along with Sam Bush's rhythm section, as her

  • Panel discussion and mentor sessions

    I thought I'd let all our readers know about a couple events I'll be involved with at IBMA next week. On Tuesday the 26th from 10 to 11:45 I'll be a panelist at a discussion entitled Internet Promotions: MySpace and Beyond!

  • Scott Rouse featured in Frets Magazine

    I remember when I was in school at South Plains College studying bluegrass music and recording technology, a friend of mine came in one day with a CD and said "You've got to hear this!" It was a recording that

  • Scott Rouse speaks about Charlie Daniels CD

    As John mentioned in his earlier post we recorded an interview with Charlie Daniels for this week's edition of The GrassCast. Prior to the interview I had a chance to email a few questions to Scott Rouse the producer. At