There hasn’t been a new female artist to score a Gold certification with their debut album in over two years. Now there is.
On November 4th, 2016, Eric Church will release the new album exclusively through Walmart stores.
The Deering Banjo company has added a new accessory to their line of products for banjo players. Their new thumbpick is now offered directly from their web site in a white pearloid finish. It is styled and sized much like the popular National brand picks that […] The post Deering introduces banjo thumbpick appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Several years ago, a sibling band based out of Florida took the bluegrass world by storm when they won the 2012 SPGBMA Band Competition and set off on a powerful career that recently earned them a number of IBMA Awards, including Song of the Year […] The post Bluegrass Outlaws debut album appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
The great irony of Lauren Alaina's "Road Less Traveled" is that the song's lyrics rely entirely on clichéd images and turns-of-phrase while attempting to empower individuality and personal expression.
Old Salt Union has announced that they are now affiliated with Blue Sun Entertainment agency, working with Mike Kaiz out of Chicago. Things have been moving fast for OSU this year. The band was selected as an official showcase act at this year’s World of Bluegrass […] The post Old Salt Union to Blue Sun Entertainment appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Mountain Faith has found a new sideline… singing The Star Spangled Banner at sporting events. And with a modern bluegrass twist, of course. The popular North Carolina group has opened games with the anthem for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons this year, and […] The post Mountain Faith sings the Anthem appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
There are bluesmen in Canada. Some damn good ones. Folks like Jim Byrnes, Amos Garrett, and David Wilcox (no relation), have been tearing it up for decades, and relative newcomers like Sue Foley, Colin James and JW-Jones have blazed their own trails to excellence. But through the years, one of the mainstays of Canadian blues […]
Colorado’s Savage Hearts have released a debut single from their brand new album, Playing It Forward. The band is an effort from noted Rocky Mountain fiddler and fiddle instructor, Annie Savage, who is also the lead singer for the group. She is supported by Nancy Steinberger, […] The post Age releases for Savage Hearts appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Rebekah Long has chalked up an impressive bluegrass resume over the past decade despite often staying behind the scenes. Long was one of the first graduates of Glenville State College’s bluegrass program, and spent time playing bass with both Valerie Smith & Liberty Smith and […] The post Here I Am – Rebekah Long appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Ryan Cavanaugh has announced that he is leaving his banjo position with the Jeff Austin Band and heading back to his home base in New York City. Austin had started his group when he left Yonder Mountain String Band in the spring of 2014, starting […] The post Ryan Cavanaugh moves on from Jeff Austin appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Back in 2013, we covered the brutal attack suffered by David Via while standing outside prior to a house concert where he was set to perform. The talented Virginia singer/songwriter was seriously injured when he was knocked from the porch and struck his head on […] The post David Via attacker to face trial appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
On October 22, Russell Carson, banjo player with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Bethany Burie, guitarist with The Burie Family, were wed at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. The ceremony was a who’s who of young Nashville, bluegrass edition. Bethany and Russ […] The post Congratulations Russ and Bethany! appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Austin-based singer-songwriter David Ramirez passed through Boston last week as part of his “Bootleg Tour,” for which every audience members gets a digital recording of the show). Standing alone on stage (save a coffee table with a lamp and a framed Bill Murray promo picture from the movie “Stripes”), Ramirez mesmerized the crowd with a […]
What makes the song a should-be classic is Price's performance, which is a masterful bit of interpretive singing.
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and it isn’t even Halloween yet. Full disclosure: Leeann is our resident guru when it comes to [...]
Here's a look back at CMA Single of the Year, starting with this year's nominees.
Melvin Glen Goins passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, while at West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. He was in North Bay to play at the River Valley Bluegrass Jamboree, at nearby North Bay. He came into this world on December […] The post Melvin Goins remembered appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
That’s right, folks. If there’s a chill in the air, that means it’s time to sharpen those pencils and get your submissions ready for the big songwriting contests. The two competitions that hold sway with bluegrass writers are accepting entries now for their 2017 events. […] The post It’s songwriting contest time! appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Mountain Home Music has just released a music video from Balsam Range with a live, in-studio performance of one of the songs from their upcoming album, Mountain Voodoo. It’s for Blue Collar Dreams, a hard-luck, hard-workin’ song from Aaron Bibelhauser, sung as a duet by Caleb Smith and […] The post Blue Collar Dreams video from Balsam Range appeared first on Bluegrass Today.