• 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

  • Dare to Be Different – Bell Buckle TN 9/26/10

    This post is a contribution from Terri Holloway, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See her profile here. This is the fourth year for this “different” festival (Dare To Be Different Showcase). The Bell Buckle Cafe and Banquet Hall opens up

  • Musicians for the Bluegrass Music Museum

    Earlier this year, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike recorded a new CD while doing a two week residency at the International Bluegrass Music Museum (read the story here). While they were there, the band saw first hand what it is

  • Liberty Pike in session at IBMM

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike have plans to release an historic album this spring - a museum piece, even! OK... that may be laying it on a bit think, but their next CD, Blame It On the Bluegrass, is an interesting

  • Valerie Smith at IBMM, live on RBI

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike will be performing tonight (1/10) at The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. This holiday event is a museum fundraiser with limited seating, but it will be broadcast live online at Radio Bluegrass International,

  • Rebekah Long to Liberty Pike

    Valerie Smith has announced this morning that bass player and vocalist Rebekah Long has joined as the newest member of Liberty Pike. Rebekah had been performing as a member of The Little Roy & Lizzie Show, along with her twin sister,

  • Busy week for Katy Daley

    In addition to preparing for IBMA, WAMU's Bluegrass Country host Katy Daley has several big interviews on tap this week during her morning show. This morning (9/23) at 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Katy will speak with Valerie Smith about her 3rd annual

  • Bluegrass acts take JPF Awards

    Last week's Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville brought good news to a number of our favorite bluegrass gals. Donna Hughes, Valerie Smith and Donna Ulisse each won in different categories. Hughes took Bluegrass Album for Gaining Wisdom, Ulisse, Bluegrass Song

  • Bell Buckle Cruise photos

    Valerie Smith and her musical crew are back home after a fun-filled Bell Buckle Music Cruise of the Caribbean on the Carnival Inspiration. Back on solid ground, she and her band, Liberty Pike are in Nashville for a show tonight (1/31)