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Single Review: Clark Manson - "3 Wishes"

3 hours agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

See why we agree with Spotify about why Clark Manson's new single makes him one to watch!

Nancy Cardwell to Bluegrass Foundation

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music in Nashville has announced the hiring of Nancy Cardwell to serve as their administrator. Cardwell has worked in bluegrass most of her life, as both a performer and on the staff of the International Bluegrass Music Association where she worked […] The post Nancy Cardwell to Bluegrass Foundation appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Album Review: Mike Smith - “Always You And Me”

4 hours agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

We take a look at the brand new album from veteran producer/musician and see what's to like about the album which charted on this week's Billboard Album Sales chart.

Hoot Hester passes

Hoot Hester, Kentucky fiddler and noted Nashville session player, has died today. He was 65 years of age and had been struggling with cancer. Born Hubert Duane Hester on August 13, 1951, Hoot had worked as a staff musician at the Grand Ole Opry, and played for a time […] The post Hoot Hester passes appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

IBMA 2016 Momentum Award Nominees

The International Bluegras Music Association has announced their nominees for the 2016 Momentum Awards. These are given to artists and industry professionals in the early stages of their careers, in the hope of providing them momentum in continuing to climb. They are chosen through a […] The post IBMA 2016 Momentum Award Nominees appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Close call for Doyle and the boys

10 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

We all love getting to see our favorite bluegrass artists close to home, but we can sometimes forget how much traveling they have to do to get close to us. Not only is all that road time tedious and unfulfilling, it exposes them to hazards […] The post Close call for Doyle and the boys appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Phoenix Arise from Becky Buller for Madelia, MN

10 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

What do you do when a large section of your hometown burns to the ground? You do whatever you can to help the families and the people who are victimized. Becky Buller, bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader, was devastated to learn that a tragic fire […] The post Phoenix Arise from Becky Buller for Madelia, MN appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Album Review Roundup: Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, Sierra Hull, Josh Kelley

It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the end of 2016. School is back in session, a wave of pumpkin spice lattes is about to sweep the land, and websites are going to start prepping their “Best of 2016” lists.

New England Festy – Preview

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

After an amazing experience at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016, I wasn’t sure how to finish up my 2016 summer season. As a recent appreciator of bluegrass, when I heard about New England Festy, I knew Twangville had to be there. This festival is not purely a bluegrass festival, but one that includes a genre-hopping […]

Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: August 29, 2016

Florida Georgia Line manages to place three songs from the just-released "Dig Your Roots" in our Top 30 this week.

Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: August 29, 2016

Country Icon Dolly Parton Tops this chart for the first time in 25 years, see where Drake White, Mike Smith and Casey Donahew landed with their new releases.

Still more yet from Gettysburg

And still more photos from Frank Baker at the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. One more yet to come. The post Still more yet from Gettysburg appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

20 Questions with Katy Daley – Sammy Shelor

With this post we introduce a new feature, which will appear sporadically at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation […] The post 20 Questions with Katy Daley – Sammy Shelor appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Crowe Brothers to Graham Talent

Randy Graham has announced the signing of The Crowe Brothers to his Graham Talent Group where he will provide exclusive representation for the band. Josh and Wayne Crowe have been playing and singing bluegrass together since 1975, when they hooked up with banjo legend Raymond Fairchild, […] The post Crowe Brothers to Graham Talent appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Larry Jefferson passes

Larry Jefferson, a hero to bluegrass lovers in upstate South Carolina, passed away over the weekend in hospice case. He was 73 years of age. A mandolinist and tenor singer, Larry was memorably a member of Charlie Moore and the Dixie Partners in the 1970s, along with […] The post Larry Jefferson passes appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Monday Morning Video – Stevie Ray Vaughan

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Sixteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost one of rock and roll’s guitar greats. Here are two classic Stevie Ray Vaughan performances captured at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ back in 1985. First up is the blistering “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” followed by the sweet and soulful “Live Without You.”

Charm City Junction at Grey Fox

Here’s a set of tunes guaranteed to get your blood pumping on a Monday morning. It’s Charm City Junction at this summer’s 2016 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, shot by Fred Robbins as part of his annual archiving of festival events. The guys break loose with a medley […] The post Charm City Junction at Grey Fox appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Sunday Selections: August 28, 2016

We’re saving this week’s best story for last. Seriously. We’re not even going to tip our hand with the set “featured image” for the post. [...]

If We Ran The CMA Awards…

It’s like fantasy football, but for country music bloggers. Earlier this week, the Country Music Association posted its “CMA Nominee Showcase,” which featured the results [...]

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