The SteelDrivers is made up of Mike Fleming, Tammy King, Gary Nichols, Richard Bailey and Brent Truitt. This group of seasoned and lauded musicians has experienced major success as individual talents and has seized an opportunity to follow their hearts as they have developed a unique design of their own.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters offer twelve tracks of authentic traditional tunes on their debut self-titled album.
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers.
Fans eager to hear it need to wait just a wee-bit longer until tonight at 8pm, Eastern Daylight Time when Broadcaster of the Year Nominee, Judith Burnette will feature a "TRACK-BY-TRACK" presentation of the entire album.
The American Steamboat Company and IBMA have teamed up to produce two nine-day “Bourbon & Bluegrass” riverboat cruises on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, from St Louis to Cincinnati Aug. 29-Sept. 6, and then back from Cincinnati to St. Louis from Sept. 5-13.
IBMA members! Get a $100 coupon for on-board, and help IBMA receive 5% of fare rates collected for the Bourbon & Bluegrass cruises!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Blue Moon Rising’s impressive career includes a long list of chart albums and hit singles that have reached #1 on a wide variety of radio charts and received many other honors throughout the years. They received a 2006 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year nomination and were chosen twice as an official IBMA Showcase performer.
Friday, March 7, 2014
(Ed. Note: The premier broadcast is tonight with repeats on Saturday and Sunday. Check local listings)
Country's Family Reunion
When was the last time, as an adult, that you felt like a kid on Christmas morning? That “just can’t wait” anxiety has you grinnin’ from ear to ear?? I can tell you exactly the last time I was that excited…..November 12th, 2013 at 8 AM! I had just arrived at North Star Studios, in Nashville, TN. for the RFD video taping of a special bluegrass version of Country’s Family Reunion, entitled SIMPLEY BLUEGRASS, and every where I looked there was another one of my favorite entertainers.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The region's vibrant creative community and dynamic business environment offer Rounder an enormous opportunity to build on its legacy as one of America's most revered music labels.
This auction will be for stringed instruments such as guitars, mandolins, fiddles, banjos, or any instruments generally used in bluegrass, country and old time music.
Adkins is thrilled about the new project. "Nothin to Loose is my first solo project and I couldn't be happier for it to include 3 songs I wrote and 1 that was co written with Edgar Loudermilk," he says.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tammy's smooth vocals combined with talented musicians and background vocalists blend superbly on every song.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The album, consisting of eight original tunes and five covers, follows their 2012 self titled debut.
"We're really pleased where the past two years have taken us musically," band leader Steve Harris said, "and we feel these songs reflect that maturity."
Called a “Banjo Legend” by the Washington Post, BILL EMERSON is certainly one of the most influential musicians in Bluegrass music and certainly shines along with his SWEET DIXIE group on their new single “Dancin’ Annie”.
This musical family features Buck White and his daughters Sharon White Skaggs and Cheryl White Warren.
Following the success of their debut album, "Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos", the new album promises to have the same focus on vintage harmonies, instrumentation, and quality songwriting that this dynamic duo is becoming known for, in the bluegrass community and beyond.
Dark Shadow Recording artists “The Rigneys” announce the launch of “Bridges”, the second entry in a series of performance videos. Recorded and filmed live at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., in front of a packed auditorium, the show featured two sets of fine bluegrass from the band followed by two standing ovations.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Country’s Family Reunion (the DVD/Television series that brings America’s most-treasured artists together to reunite and reminisce) will premiere episodes of its latest offering “Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass” beginning Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on RFD-TV and FamilyNet.
We have sketchy information but with today's digital media it seems that is only par for the course. A short announcement on the Del McCoury "Blue Side of Town" Facebook Page this afternoon has announced the end of his radio broadcast.
This week's edition of The Blue Side of Town with Del McCoury, is our final syndicated episode. Thanks to all of the stations and webcasters who have aired our show!...according to the social media post.
The show's Airplay Direct page where broadcasters obtain the digital files for broadcast had little else to fill in for details saying only that they've made all of the segments from 2014 available for stations who need to phase out the show.
No reason was given for the program's demise.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
He hosted the bluegrass radio show since 1971 and was also a part of producing over 2 dozen bluegrass festivals in Florida.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Chad came to us from the Tommy Webb Band and also played for many years with New River Line," said the band's spokesperson and banjo player, Mike Daniels