• Introducing WestWend

    A pair of East Tennessee grassers, Wendy Crowe and Jonathan Maness, have joined forces in a new group called WestWend. The two met by chance at a radio show in 2011, just as Wendy was set to start work on a debut recording.

  • Christmas single from Valerie Smith

    Valerie Smith also has a special Christmas release, a lovely cover of The Louvin Brothers' Shut In At Christmas, also know as Shut In Prayer. This one really tugs at the heartstrings, as it tells a story of being unable

  • Becky Buller goes her own way

    Valerie Smith has announced the departure of her long-time musical partner, Becky Buller. For the past decade Becky has played fiddle and banjo, provided lead and harmony vocals with Valerie's band, Liberty Pike, and both wrote and co-wrote much of the

  • Evans Media taking radio to events

    Like so many folks working in the bluegrass music business, Ernie Evans wears a number of hats. Partnered with his wife, Debi, he is active as a performer, event producer and radio broadcaster. The two of them have played together for

  • Video preview of Blame It On The Bluegrass

    Valerie Smith and her producer, fiddler and vocalist Beck Buller take us for a visit through the facilities of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, where they recorded the tracks for their next two albums, Blame It On The Bluegrass. Next two

  • Valerie Smith iTunes app

    Valerie Smith has one last announcement before 2010 goes into the record books. The Bluegrass Belle from Bell Buckle, TN has released a free iPhone app, designed to help her fans and friends stay up to date with music, videos, photos,

  • Blame It On The Bluegrass

    We told you in February about Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike recording their next album at the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, KY. The band was serving an artist in residency at IBMM, and after teaching workshops and playing shows

  • Christmas single from Valerie Smith

    Bluegrass/Americana songstress Valerie Smith has a new single, just in time for Christmas. Convenient that, seeing as how it's a Christmas song! Send Yourself Home For Christmas harkens back to the sort of songs popular around the holidays during WWII and

  • Charlie Louvin benefit nets $20K

    The October 30 benefit concert for Charlie Louvin we told you about last month turned out to be a great success. Charlie, the surviving half of the legendary Louvin Brothers duet, is suffering from pancreatic cancer and is overwhelmed by

  • Charlie Louvin benefit in Bell Buckle

    A benefit concert has been scheduled for October 30 to help defray medical expenses for Charlie Louvin, who is being treated for pancreatic cancer. Charlie is, of course, half of the legendary Louvin Brothers who had a string of hits in