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Mandolin record attempt next week at Galax

This year at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA we will be attempting to take back the Guinness Book World’s record for the Largest Mandolin Ensemble in the history of the world to Team USA on Tuesday, August 4th on the bleachers of the Galax […]

Flatt Lonesome members in serious accident

Two members of Flatt Lonesome were injured this morning in an automobile accident near Durham, NC. Michael Stockton and Dominic Illingworth were just moments from meeting up with the rest of the band when the accident occurred. Both were taken to Duke Medical Center for examination […]

Single Review: Blake Shelton, “Gonna”

“Gonna” Blake Shelton Written by Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman “Gonna” is a mix of the old and the more recent Blake Shelton. It has shades of his current music trends, but also calls back to his more relaxed country … Continue readi...

Daily Top Five: Songs About Rain

Rain is often associated with gloom or sadness and there’s plenty of that in country music, but it turns out that country music can be surprisingly positive about rain too. These are some of my favorite songs about rain that … Continue reading ?

Artist2Artist: Bobby Hicks – Are You Really Listening?

If it were magic, all us fiddle players would be playing like bluegrass musician Bobby Hicks. But as he says… “fiddle playing is hard and it takes a long time to get good. You’ve got to listen… REALLY listen.” Today I started really listening. As […]

IBMA Awards nominees on SiriusXM

It has just been announced that the nominees for the 26th Annual International Bluegras Music Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, August 12 during a special live broadcast on SiriusXM channel 61, Bluegrass Junction. The show will air from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EDT). The Gibson […]

Bluegrass Museum announces new Director

The International Bluegrass Music Museum, located in Owensboro, KY, has announced Chris Joslin of Nashville as their new Executive Director. He will assume these duties on September 1. Joslin has experience in both the worlds of business and bluegrass. Educated in Tennessee, where he received both […]

Bill Anderson Announces Fall 2015 Tour Dates

3 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Get the full scoop about the Grand Ole Opry legend's tour here! The post Bill Anderson Announces Fall 2015 Tour Dates appeared first on RoughStock.

Little Texas Hitting the Road With New Tour

3 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

The 90s icons tour behind latest album. The post Little Texas Hitting the Road With New Tour appeared first on RoughStock.

A Conversation with Home Free’s Austin Brown

3 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

In this exclusive conversation, we chat with one of the members of Home Free for a discussion about the band, their new album and recording with country legends, along with their Grand Ole Opry debut! The post A Conversation with Home Free’s Austin Brown appeared first on RoughStock.

Two Cow Garage, Benchmarks, Heathen Sons

3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I hit the road again for another fun filled night of great music and fantastic friends this time ending up in Nashville at The High Watt. This wasn’t a normal night at a random show as there were some of my best friends from St Louis and all over TN there for the evening which […]

1,000 People Learn to Play “Learn to Fly” by The Foo Fighters

3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

This guy put together a cool thousand people to try and convince The Foo Fighters to come play Cesena, Italy. Regardless of what you think of The Foo Fighters this is really fucking cool! Hat tip to Chris Prunckle from Wannabe for the link.

Readers’ Pick: Okra Candy by Shinyribs

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

SHINYRIBS, Okra Candy beats out WARREN HAYNES AND RAILROAD EARTH, Ashes & Dust by 1 vote as your favorite for the week of July 24, 2015. Poll Results     Readers’ Tops – Summer 2015 JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free (34) SHINYRIBS, Okra Candy (8) WARREN HAYNES AND RAILROAD EARTH, Ashes & Dust (7) […]

Daily Top Five: Sports Songs

A strange fact about me is that I do not care for sports at all, but I love sports movies, even television dramas (Friday Night Lights, anyone?). The same can be said for songs about sports. What are some of … Continue reading ?

Rocky Votolato & Chuck Ragan – Kindred Spirit Review – 2015

3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I’d never been into Rocky Votolato, and not because of any discourse with his music, it just hadn’t reached the top of my list of things to listen to until this split came along. I am a huge fan of Chuck Ragan and all his musical endeavors, so when Kindred Spirit hit the shelves, I […]

Ana Egge – Bright Shadow

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

In New York, Chicago, San Francisco, you can still find dimly lit, low-ceiling basement clubs, surprisingly full even on a weeknight, where you can get a stiff drink and a soberingly good jazz band.  You can’t smoke in them anymore, but that smoky sound still comes from a singer whose voice seems earned from whisky and cigarettes […]

Ice Crisis – Is it bluegrass?

Nope. That’s an easy answer. This early taste from the CD Stash!, expected soon from Boston-based guitarist/vocalist Stash Wyslouch – late of The Deadly Gentlemen – explores Wyslouch’s personal musical experiment with acoustic metal. Prior to coming to bluegrass, Stash was consumed with rock and metal […]

David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

David Parmley has changed the name of his touring band ahead of his return to full time performing in 2016. Since shortly after leaving The Bluegrass Cardinals in 1992, David has worked with a group billed as Continental Divide. For a time, he was partnered […]

Uncle Phil once more unto the breach

Phil Leadbetter has shared some somber news. Just a couple of weeks after his doctors saw something suspicious on a follow-up scan, he received news he wasn’t eager to hear. It seems that the cancer he has defeated twice, with the help of the capable […]

Craig Morgan Makes Milestone Opry Appearance

4 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

It's an achievement that hasn't happened all that often in recent years, from recent inductees and showcases Morgan's commitment to honor his membership in the iconic establishment. The post Craig Morgan Makes Milestone Opry Appearance appeared first on RoughStock.

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