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Faster and Farther coming from Darin & Brooke

Mountain Home Music has announced February 10 as the release date for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Faster And Farther. It will be their sixth record for the North Carolina-based label. The husband-and-wife team has spent part of this year touring with John […] The post Faster and Farther coming from Darin & Brooke appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Carter Stanley – 50 Years On

December 1, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Carter Stanley, described as an Appalachian mountain musical legend. With the passage of five decades, fewer of us have been alive long enough to have seen Carter Stanley onstage, some may have done so, […] The post Carter Stanley – 50 Years On appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

A Country Music Conversation, Day 8: “For the Good Times” to “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

Day 8 features tracks from Ray Price, Laura Bell Bundy, Jeannie C. Riley, Nickel Creek, and George Jones.

East Tennessee wildfire relief

We’ve received a number of questions and suggestions about relief efforts for the many residents of East Tennessee who have been burned out, or lost their employment because of the recent wildfires near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. A good many of the people affected are […] The post East Tennessee wildfire relief appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Album Review: Kane Brown - "Kane Brown"

4 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Country music’s first Digital-era grassroots discovery delivers a project that will almost certainly open more than a few eyes.

Aoife O’Donovan Set For 2017 ‘Release The Hounds’ Tour; Spotify ‘Singles’ Released

4 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

If it seems that Aoife O’Donovan has constantly been on tour of late that perception is understandable. She spent a good portion oaf 2016 touring in support of her sophomore album, ‘In The Magic Hour.’ Instead of taking 2015 off O’Donovan will embark on a 21-city tour, entitled the Release ‘The Hounds tour’, that will […]

Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds coming soon

A few months ago we told you about a book of bluegrass cartoons from Rick Cornish that would soon be available. Rick is a lifetime member of the California Bluegrass Association, a determined bluegrass picker, and an amateur humorist and cartoonist. Well, he’s about to […] The post Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds coming soon appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Rex McGee – Banjo Playing Enigma

Bud Bennett, archivist at Radford University in Virginia, has released another set of his interview videos with top banjo players.  Over recent months he has recorded lengthy, detailed conversations with banjo masters like Butch Robins,...Show More Summary

Album Review: Amy Grant, Tennessee Christmas

While Amy Grant is not a country artist, " Tennessee Christmas", co-written with Gary Chapman, has become a modern country Christmas classic.

Reflections on the destructive wildfires in East Tennessee

As I sit down to write tonight, there is a lit candle putting off a beautiful warm glow, with a slight fragrance of fir. I pack my pipe, and light it, and the smoke begins to fill my office. Then, I realize something. These things […] The post Reflections on the destructive wildfires in East Tennessee appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Year Of The Dog – Grant Gordy and Ross Martin

Fans of flatpicking guitar are as inclined to find the two guitar duo as the ideal place to practice their art as they are the fuller sound of a full bluegrass band. The lead lines don’t have to fight against a full rhythm section to be […] The post Year Of The Dog – Grant Gordy and Ross Martin appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Are you a travel fussbudget?

How do we define “success” in the bluegrass music business? We certainly can’t do it by the standards used in the mass market music world, where success is considered to have been achieved when you own your own airplane and can no longer appear in […] The post Are you a travel fussbudget? appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Fourth and Goal from Dukes of Drive

It’s football season, everybody, or hadn’t you noticed? The college season is coming to its conclusion and the NFL is hitting the backstretch. And Terry Baucom, a dedicated fan of his Carolina Panthers, and his Dukes Of Drive has released a new single to radio with […] The post Fourth and Goal from Dukes of Drive appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Punch Brothers live video for Bedstock

What would you call an online music festival where popular artists and entertainers are asked to make a video of themselves performing in bed? Why Bedstock, of course! The idea is to request donations to make music available for children and teens who are stuck sick in […] The post Punch Brothers live video for Bedstock appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

A Country Music Conversation, Day 7: “Even the Man in the Moon is Crying” to “Follow Your Arrow”

Day 7 features tracks from Mark Collie, Terri Clark, Reba McEntire, Pirates of the Mississippi, and Kacey Musgraves.

Album Review: Brett Eldredge, Glow

Who knew that Brett Eldredge's voice, normally suited for pop country, is also the voice of a rather impressive crooner?

Sad news from Camp Springs Music Foundation

We heard today from Becky Johnson with the Camp Springs Music Foundation in North Carolina. These are the folks who have been attempting to purchase the old campground and site for the legendary Camp Springs festivals once hosted by Carlton Haney and his brother Charles. […] The post Sad news from Camp Springs Music Foundation appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […] The post Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Pigeon Forge fire takes Hatfield Music

Folks in east Tennessee have been watching closely this past few days as wildfires crept ever closer to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, both major tourist destinations south of Knoxville. Last night, both cities were evacuated by local authorities as the fires quickly moved into town, […] The post Pigeon Forge fire takes Hatfield Music appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

A Country Music Conversation, Day 6: “Cry, Cry, Cry” to “Elephant”

Day 6 features tracks from Highway 101, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan (with The Beach Boys), and Jason Isbell.

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