• Blu-J’s in the studio

    Jerry Butler & the Blu-J's were back in the studio over the weekend, getting started on an all-Gospel project slated for a late September release. Butler is on guitar and lead vocals, with Derek Vaden on banjo and finger-style guitar, Lee

  • Hall property shooting update

    We have learned from the Halls that some of the initial information available just after a shooting was reported on their property last night was incorrect. The shooting took place not in the Halls' guest house, but outside a small cabin

  • Shooting at the Hall’s

    Nashville police have reported a shooting at the guest house belonging to Tom T. and Dixie Hall in Franklin, TN last night.  They were not at home at the time, and not involved in the shooting. This building is on the

  • Feller and Hill update

    Tom Feller has shared an update on his upcoming project with musical partner Chris Hill. The two are recording a debut album that blend their joint passions for bluegrass and traditional country music, emphasizing close harmony and strong lead vocals. In

  • More remembrances of Earl Scruggs

    The tributes to Earl Scruggs are coming in faster than we can get them posted! No surprise, given the tremendous impact he had on musicians worldwide, and personally on the many friends he made in the bluegrass and country music

  • New Ken Scoggins Gospel CD in the works

    We caught up last week with Ken Scoggins, who reports that he is currently working on a follow-up to his successful 2010 album with Miller's Creek, Once In A Lifetime Thing. That last was a traditional bluegrass record, but Ken says

  • Blow Out the Candle, Laura

    The Bankester Family is hard at work on their third CD, and guitarist and proud papa Phil Bankester has produced a video about the first single. I'll let Phil tell the tale... Very early on in the planning for this album,

  • The Grascals & Friends from Cracker Barrel

    The Grascals have been Nashville's favorite bluegrass band since their debut album hit in 2005. The original members were noted session players and sidemen, who had worked in town for many years with a variety of country and bluegrass acts.

  • Christmas single from Chris Jones

    Wow... It's a real Christmas bluegrass bonanza in 2010! Ir seems like every few days that a new single is released this holiday season from bluegrass artists. We joked a few weeks back that there may be a need for a

  • Darin and Brooke Aldridge at Fan Fest

    This post is a contribution from Tom Bibey, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. You can see his profile here. Fan Fest has more music than anyone can take in. I covered the Darin and Brooke Aldridge show for Bluegrass Today