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Gibson Brothers Take Bluegrass Awards’ Top Prize

Last night (Sept. 27) was a memorable evening for the Gibson Brothers, who walked away with the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium The group, comprised of brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson, and band members Mike Barber, Clayton Campbell and Joe Walsh, also took home the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year trophy for their rendition of "Singing as We Rise."

Del McCoury and Laurie Lewis co-hosted the gala,

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Earl Scruggs Funeral: Musicians Remember ‘Humble’ Banjo Great

Fans and fellow musicians packed the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville yesterday (April 1) to honor Earl Scruggs, the legendary bluegrass banjo player who died last Wednesday at the age of 88.

Among those

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Earl Scruggs Dead: Bluegrass Legend Dies at 88

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88.

Scruggs' son Gary said his father di

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Rodney Atkins, ‘Watching You’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

The Boot recently caught up with award-winning songwriter Brian White, whose lengthy list of credits includes Trace Adkins, Blackhawk, Neal McCoy and Earl Scruggs. But we wanted to know which song, from his dozens of cuts, i

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Randy Travis Receives Personal Invitation to MerleFest

Randy Travis may be in the middle of a difficult divorce, but he isn't letting his personal pain get in the way of performing for his loyal fans. The country music legend has been added to the 2011 line-up of the famous MerleFest, at the specific request of the festival's fo

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Dailey and Vincent Take Top Honors at Bluegrass Awards

Dailey and Vincent held on to their status as the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Entertainer of the Year for the second consecutive year Thursday night at the association's annual awards show in Nashville. The duo also took home awards for Vocal Group and Alb

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John Carter Cash Reveals ‘The Family Secret’

John Carter Cash makes no bones about the fact that although he enjoys performing, working in the studio is his true passion.

While many have likely heard the music to come out of Cabin Cash Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. -- which Johnny Cash built on his property north of Nashville i

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John Hartford, Louise Scruggs to Join Bluegrass Hall of Fame

John Hartford, banjo virtuoso and writer of 'Gentle on my Mind,' and Louise Scruggs, wife of internationally acclaimed musician and entertainer Earl Scruggs, will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Asso

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