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
Grammy 2011 Nominees
The 2011 Grammy Awards nominations are out, and Nashville has cause to celebrate. Lady Antebellum lead the country pack with six nominations, including three in the major all-genre categories. The trio are nominated for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals, Song of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Album, Album of the Year and Record of the Year -- all for their mega-hit,
Del McCoury, the Dillards + More Celebrate IBMA’s 25th Birthday
It was standing room only at Loveless Barn in Nashville Wednesday night, as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) celebrated its 25th anniversary with music from the full spectrum of bluegrass artists. Reaching back into its historic past with Jesse McReynolds and Rodney Dillard, and forward to its future in the likes of Sierra Hull and Rockin' Acoustic Circus, IBMA presented a show
Del McCoury’s DelFest a Rousing Success for Music and Charity
Del McCoury has to be one of the most modest legends in bluegrass. Although musicians in bands ranging from Railroad Earth, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams & Friends, Trampled by Turtles and Dave Rawlings Machine continually sang Del's praises during his four-day Memorial Day bluegrass festival in Cumberland, Maryland, the man of the hour stayed mainly in the b
Del McCoury Preps for Star-Studded ‘DelFest’
Del McCoury is determined to make the four-day DelFest in Cumberland, Md., this Memorial Day weekend, a music lovers' dream. Before you lump DelFest in as "just another festival," consider the line up that includes three dozen-plus bands ranging from the Avett Brothers to Yonder Mountain String Band to Railroad Earth and Trampled by Turtles...
Dierks Bentley Breaks Genre Boundaries on Ridge Tour
Dierks Bentley's 'Up On The Ridge' CD and tour are akin to a long-awaited train pulling into a station. Almost everyone knows how it feels to wait expectantly for a train, looking down the tracks and straining to hear the sounds of the wheels on the track...
Merle Haggard Wants Your Short Films
Professional and amateur filmmakers alike are invited to create their own short films interpreting songs from the recently released album,'Moneyland.' The multi-artist collection, which includes both new and previously-released songs by Merle Haggard, Del McCoury, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Bruce Hornsby and others, uses country and bluegrass music to shed light on economic issues facing hard