Category Archives: Bluegrass

News Round Up: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Begins

The winners of the 20th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards went to: Dailey & Vincent : Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper : Instrumental Group of the…

News Round Up: Lucero Releases New Videos ; RIP Amy Ferris

I learned yesterday from a post on Twitter by Austin singer/songwriter Kelly Willis alerted me that Austin native fiddle player Amy Farris had been found dead at her residence in Los Angeles at the age…

News Round Up:WSM to Launch Live From The Loveless Cafe

Tune in tomorrow night to catch Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill perform together Wednesday’s Jay Leno Show. The pair on the West Coast participating in a series of All For the Hall benefit shows. Proceeds…

News Round Up: Kris Kristofferson Cruises

Chico California’s NewsReview.com features a brief interview with local resident Merle Haggard. Whitney Self at the CMT.com blog details the story behind Kris Kristofferson’s most famous hit and its Italian cinematic motivation.See him perform this…

News Round Up: Taylor Swift Attends Miranda Lambert’s Revolution

Vince Vaughn is not only hilarious, and tall, but he loves country music. Or is it Americana music…hell I can’ keep up. The Americana extravaganza that is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is next weekend people. John…

News Round Up: Kanye and Swift Give MTV Some Press

Scottish-Canadian country singer Johnny Reid was in the running for six awards, including Album of the Year for his latest release Dance With Me.The singer took home five trophies including Album, Songwriter, Video and Male…

The History of Emmylou Harris

AOL’s Spinner has a nice feature on the lovely, but messy, honky-tonk riot-grrrls Those Darlins. The Onion’s AV Club “head writer and hip-hop specialist”   Nathan Rabin continues his discovery of Country Music in his…

Texas Monthly Features Five Texas Music Legends

Texas Monthly’s Pitch Perfect features five legendary Texas musicians—Guy Clark, Patty Griffin, Sonny Throckmorton, Robert Earl Keen, and Jack Ingram— and asks them to sgare the mystic secrets to writing a great country song.  It’s…