• Dave Adkins at SPBGMA

    Things were hopping in the lobby of the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville last night here at SPBGMA. We caught Dave Adkins & Republik Steele in a lobby alcove performing their current single, The Way I Roll.  

  • God Didn’t Choose Sides

    Rural Rhythm is preparing a new all-star project for a February 12 release. God Didn't Choose Sides offers 13 tracks, each a new composition dealing with stories and characters from the US Civil War, picked and sung by a who's who of

  • New single from Kelley Nelson

    Virginia songwriter Kelley Nelson has released a single ahead of her upcoming album, In The Waiting. The song is The Son is Always With Me in the Mine, written by Sandy Shortridge. Steve Gulley produced the all-Gospel project, which was recorded at his

  • Tim Stafford remembers Doc

    This remembrance of the great Doc Watson comes from Tim Stafford, guitarist with Blue Highway and co-author of Still Inside - The Tony Rice Story. Doc Watson set the mold for flatpicking, and it was pretty much an accident. But not

  • Next Blue Highway CD almost done

    Good news for Blue Highway fans. Tim Stafford tells us that a new album won't be long in coming. "The band has finished tracking all but a few vocal parts for its new project, titled Sounds of Home. We recorded again

  • Blue Highway back in the studio

    Tim Stafford checked in this morning with news about the next Blue Highway CD. "We started our 9th studio project – not counting compilations – this week at Maggard's Studio in Big Stone Gap, VA, where we've worked on the last

  • The business of songwriting

    This post is a contribution from Tom Bibey, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. You can see his profile here. I attended an IBMA songwriter business conference Tuesday morning. David Crow, a Nashville attorney who specializes in entertainment law, Nashville songwriter

  • Peavey to resurrect CA Guitars?

    We posted this past spring about CA Guitars closing up shop and going out of business, news that was most unwelcome to the small but exceedingly loyal band of CA aficionados out there. Their instruments were built with a carbon fiber