• The Next Move update from Uncle Phil

    We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas. Phil tells us that

  • New Years nightmare for Steve Thomas

    While most of us were spending New Year's Eve with family and friends, or maybe taking in a concert or jamming with friends, Steve Thomas, noted Nashville sideman and one half of bluegrass duo Newton & Thomas, spent his in

  • Christmas single for Kenny & Amanda

    Kenny & Amanda Smith have released a new single, just in time for Christmas. It's When Love Was Born, written by Bernie Herms, Mark Schultz, Stephanie Lewis, and previously recorded by Schultz. The Smiths cut their version recently with Austin Ward on bass, and Andy

  • Dollar – Bo Isaac and The Rounders

    Some readers may remember the Kentucky-based group Summertown Road, which released a self-titled album back in 2010. The group’s lead vocalist, Bo Isaac, has reassembled several members of the band to release a new project under the name Bo Isaac

  • Pinecastle signs Newton and Thomas

    Mark Newton and Steve Thomas are the latest artists to be signed by Pinecastle Records, it has been announced today. A new duo project, Reborn, is scheduled for an April 9 release. Both of these fine musicians have enjoyed a long

  • Steve Johnson to MerleFest

    Steve Johnson, Principal with Mountain Music Entertainment has announced that he is closing the agency to take the job of Artist Relations manager with MerleFest. This explains yesterday's announcement that Junior Sisk had left Johnson for representation with Roe Entertainment. Steve says

  • Matt Wallace to StillHouse Band

    Matt Wallace has been announced as the newest member of The StillHouse Band, fronted by Mark Newton and Steve Thomas. A native of Knoxville, TN, Wallace has spent years working with a variety of bluegrass acts, including David Parmley, Paul Williams