Ralph Stanley

SAYING FAREWELL
After a performing career spanning more than six decades, Ralph Stanley is packing up his banjo. The pioneering bluegrass musician has announced that he will embark on a farewell tour that will conclude in December of 2014.
Ralph Stanley Balks at Retiring
He's old enough to be grandfather -- or great-grandfather -- to most of today's country music stars, but Ralph Stanley won't be slowing down anytime soon. The 84-year-old recently released his latest CD, 'A Mother's Prayer,' and says making music is as easy as ever...
Jim Lauderdale Honored With SESAC Inspiration Award
His lengthy list of writing credits includes songs cut by George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Lucinda Williams, Blake Shelton, Elvis Costello and Jack Ingram, covering genres from bluegrass to country to a little bit of rock 'n' roll, yet Jim Lauderdale still has the humility of a brand-new s…
Tim McGraw Slam Removed from Ralph Stanley Book
When Ralph's Stanley's autobiography, 'Man of Constant Sorrow: The Life and Times of a Music Legend,' comes out in October, don't look for the incendiary comments the Bluegrass Hall of Fame member made regarding Tim McGraw.
According to CMT, the publisher, Gotham Books, has confirmed that although t…
Ralph Stanley Claims Tim McGraw Was ‘Disrespectful’
Bluegrass great Ralph Stanley's mournful performance of 'O Death' earned him a Grammy in 2002 for best male country performance, but the honor was apparently accompanied by a case of sour grapes. CMT reports that in his upcoming autobiography, 'Man of Constant Sorrow: The Life and Times of a Music L…