• A Show for Joe in September

    Joe Wilson, who died in 2015, was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region

  • 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,

  • Phil Leadbetter update

    We caught up yesterday with Phil Leadbetter, resonator guitarist with The Whites, and reso raconteur at large. He has spent quite a career in bluegrass, including lengthy stints sliding around with JD Crowe & the New South, Wildfire, and Grasstowne. Phil

  • Uncle Phil to The Whites

    Phil Leadbetter is now the resonator guitarist with The Whites, making him the lone non-White in the band. Patriarch Buck White is on mandolin and piano, Cheryl White Warren on bass and Sharon White Skaggs on guitar. All three sing lead

  • The Whites in Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

    The Whites have received a lot of honors and awards during their career, including two Grammy Awards. This last Saturday, they received another honor, they were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the

  • Dove Award nominees announced

    The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Dove Awards, and their bluegrass categories are chock full of familiar names. The awards will be announced at the 39th Annual Dove Awards on April 23 in Nashville, TN. The

  • And the Gospel Grammy goes to…

    When you watch televised awards shows, you always hear about "awards presented earlier in the day." Well, that is when the niche music awards are presented, including ones of particular interest to readers of Bluegrass Today. The 2008 Grammy Award