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Darius and Friends Benefit Raises Big Money for St. Jude

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The numbers are in for the fourth annual Darius and Friends benefit. Spearheaded by Darius Rucker, the charity concert, auction and celebrity golf tournament raised more than $95,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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MerleFest 2013 Lineup Announced

The Charlie Daniels Band and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are headed to MerleFest 2013, which is slated for April 25-28, 2013, in Wilkesboro, N.C. The four-day festival boasts performances by an estimated 90 artists including Rhonda Vincent, Tift Merritt, Mi

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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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Emmylou Harris Hosts Woofstock Music Festival

Emmylou Harris loves animals as much as she does music, so it was a natural move for her to create Woofstock, a music festival that welcomes dogs. The event, to be held Aug. 18 at the Fontanel mansion just outside Nashville, will help raise money for Bonaparte's

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Alane Anno
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Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers Win Top IBMA Honors

During an evening filled with numerous references to Bill Monroe, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on September 13 this year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) handed out more than a dozen awards and inducted two veteran performers into its Hall of Fame at the 22nd annual IBMA Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Thursday night (Sept. 29).

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

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Moody Blues Have ‘Much Love’ for Bluegrass

When the Moody Blues were hitting the top of the charts with songs like 'Nights in White Satin' and 'Go Now,' they couldn't have imagined that 50 years later they would be doing those songs in another shade of blue -- bluegrass!

'Moody Bluegrass Two...Much Love,' which features Moody Blues songs done bluegrass style with some of the great play

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Follow-Up Disc Is on Hold

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant will likely record a follow-up to their five-time Grammy Award winning 2007 album 'Raising Sand,' but don't expect that to happen right away. Although fans have clamored for a second album from the duo, Robe

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Darius Rucker Gets Radney Foster’s ‘Lucky’ Seal of Approval

Darius Rucker's 'Charleston, SC 1966' hits stores October 12, and the singer is anxiously awaiting feedback from the fans who purchased more than a million copies of his country debut, 'Learn to Live.' Darius' sophomore album has 13 new tracks, including 'Might Get Lucky,' which he co-wrote with Radney Foster.

"Radney and I were writing one day ... We wrote one song, and then we started 'Might Get Lucky,'

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Dierks Bentley Takes Americana Fans ‘Up on the Ridge’

Dierks Bentley gave attendees of the Americana Music Festival in Nashville a treat last week, performing a surprise show at the Cannery Ballroom with some of the lauded musicians who appear on his new album, 'Up On The Ridge.' With producer Jon Randall Stewart and Sam Bush on hand to help recreate the magic, Dierks

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John Oates Rolls New Sound Into the Station

John Oates has the same kid smile and curly mop of thick, brown hair you remember from his Hall & Oates videos, but he also has a new sound that had the audience at Nashville's historic Station Inn hollering in the hardly-even-any-standing-room space.

Although John didn't hit the stage until almost 40 minutes past his scheduled midnight show, his energy seemed sky high as

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