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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen Live In Our Studio

The legendary duo performs Turn, Turn, Turn during a recent visit to Bluegrass Country.

In Remembrance Of Radio Legend Ray Davis

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Our friend and colleague Ray Davis died Wednesday, Dec. 3 of leukemia. He was 81. Here’s an audio tribute to a man who, for many decades, played an important role in America’s musical traditions. Read the Washington Post article about Ray’s outstanding contributions here.

Bluegrass Grammy Nominees Announced


Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen,  Rhonda Vincent and The Del McCoury Band are among the bluegrass artists nominated for the music industry’s highest honor this year.

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  • On This Day #36 – Don Law

    law_thOn This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim & Jesse and […]

  • Dollywood auditions set for 2015 season

    dollywood_thThe success of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN has spurred the tourist and entertainment industry industry in East Tennessee. Millions of visitors have toured the park in recent years, and the newer adjacent Dolly-themed water park, leading to growth in the hotel […]

  • Snapshots from Darin & Brooke in February

    snapshots_thMountain Home Music has announced a February release for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge. It will be called Snapshots, and is intended to present a group of songs that have meaning to the couple, just like the stack of photos they might […]

  • My Weary Heart video from G2

    mind_over_matter_thIt looks we’re in a Scandinavian mood this morning… G2 has released a second video from their latest album, Mind Over Matter. It’s not really a bluegrass track, more of an acoustic ballad, featuring guitarist and lead vocalist Christoffer Olsson. The other band members show up […]

  • Karin Wright – You Got The Silver

    karin_wright_thWe hear a good bit about bluegrass music in Sweden these days, but less so in neighboring Norway. It’s there, however, and we get a taste with the release of You Got The Silver from Norwegian artist Karin Wright. She’s the latest singer from outside […]

  • Behind The Mic with Dennis Jones

    dennis_jones_thAlthough we certainly have stars in bluegrass music, there’s really more of a feeling of community – shared between fans, musicians (professional and amateur alike), and other folks within the industry – that many other musical genres do not enjoy. It’s not every day that […]

  • Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

    grubb_hess_thStacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]

  • J.D. Crowe Tribute Band playing this weekend

    hof_thKeith Whitley fans in Nashville and northeastern Kentucky are in for a special treat when Don Rigsby and Josh Williams take their J.D. Crowe Tribute Band out for a spin this weekend. The band was assembled for a performance at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer […]

  • Merry Christmas from Detour

    detour_xmas_thJeff Rose and Missy Armstrong from Detour recorded this video as a Merry Christmas wish for all their fans and friends. It’s their unadorned arrangement of Go Tell It On The Mountain.   Any time is a good time to hear Missy sing, and that […]

  • Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

    auction_thBourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]

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