Auto Accident Sends Two Flatt Lonesome Members to the Hospital!

Michael Stockton [L]   Dominic Illingworth [R]Two members of IBMA's 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year Band FLATT LONESOME have been involved in an automobile accident.

Michael Stockton (Resophonic Guitar) and Dominic Illingworth (Acoustic Bass) were involved in an accident yesterday (Saturday, 8/1/15)  afternoon as the band was getting ready to head to their performance at PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival in Franklinton, NC.


Brooke Aldridge Remembers Country Star Lynn Anderson!

Image635740072862799586The music community lost another Country Music giant this week when Grammy-Winner, Lynn Anderson passed away on Thursday, July 30th.

With 12 charted number one hits, eighteen in the top 10 and more than 50 Top-40 hits, Anderson had an impact that was profound.   (She was named Billboard's Female Artist of the Decade from 1970–1980.)


Bluegrass Museum Selects Chris Joslin as New Executive Director

Chris Joslin The International Bluegrass Music Museum's Board of Directors announced that Chris Joslin has been named as the organization's Executive Director.

Joslin is expected to begin working at the Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky on September 1.


New Album from Blackberry Bushes Stringband!

Image635738380771074690From Austin, Texas, the Blackberry Bushes Stringband pairs a love for traditional genius with a distinct ability to innovate.

Both come across beautifully in the modern string band’s new album, THREE RED FEATHERS, set for release on August 28, 2015.


50 Years of Dirt Helps Launch Americana Fest!

Image635737473122330151The iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will help kick off Americana Fest 2015 while simultaneously celebrating the band's 50th anniversary!

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famers John Prine and Rodney Crowell, legendary gypsy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne, and master musicians Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, and Byron House will join the Grammy-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Ryman Auditorium on September 14, for a concert celebrating the Dirt Band’s fifty years of making vital American roots music and the beginning of Americana Fest 2015.

Cumberland River Has New Agency!

CUMBERLAND RIVER  2015Cumberland River has announced that they have signed with LoweRider Entertainment, a full service talent agency from Nashville, TN. 

After having a successful run through 2013,  Cumberland River  decided to take some time away from the road. 


John Hickman Has A New Roof!

California Banjo man John Hickman and his wife Susie have a new roof thanks to the generous support and financial donations of fans and friends.


Nothin Fancy Signs with Mountain Fever Records!

Image635735751447017624Mountain Fever Records has announced they have signed one of bluegrass music's most entertaining bands, Nothin' Fancy, to their label.

The band will begin work on their debut project for the label in August.