Shades of Blue by Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox is starting the year off strong with her brand-new, full-length album Shades of Blue expected February 4, 2022 via Billy Blue Records....

New Ballard Branch From Darren Beachley

Longtime bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley branches out into a new Bluegrass/ Americana sound with his new single and lyric video – New Ballard Branch.

The Bluegrass Standard Features Women of Bluegrass

The January 2022 issue of The Bluegrass Standard is their biggest ever, and features women of bluegrass such as Hazel Dickens, Anne Gerrard and Laurie Lewis

Crowe, Emerson and Osborne Remembered

Following their passing this past year, Pete Wernick reflects on the three banjo giants, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson and Sonny Osborne.

Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Festival organisers are now planning to hold the 50th Anniversary event from 18-24 April 2022, with many of the same features, including the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards held over a shorter period.

Like a Flowing River – James Reams

This highly anticipated project comes on the heels of his successful documentary film, Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage last year.

Australian Bluegrass News

New Under 18 Talent Quest for Tamworth Festival

New Under 18 Talent Quest for Tamworth Festival

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is set for 14 to 23rd January 2022. For something different for young wannabe performers here is an opportunity to kick start your musical journey in Tamworth at the Golden Gig.

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International News

Vale Gary Scruggs,  1949 – 2021

Vale Gary Scruggs, 1949 – 2021

Gary Scruggs, Grammy-winning country music performer, producer, singer, bassist, and songwriter, passed away on Wednesday 1st December, 2021, at age 72.

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Doyle Lawson Retires From Touring

Doyle Lawson Retires From Touring

There are not too many people who follow bluegrass music that have not heard of Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson has seen a myriad of now noted bluegrass stars commence with his Quicksilver band to refine their chops by learning from the best.

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Steelhouse Junkies To Dark Shadow Recording

Steelhouse Junkies To Dark Shadow Recording

IBMA’s 2021 Momentum Band of the Year have just joined the team at Dark Shadow Recording. Stillhouse Junkies, the Colorado trio of Alissa Wolf, Cody Tinnin, and Fred Kosak, has been making waves on the music scene with their unique brand of music and vigorous...

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New Releases

All Grassed Up

All Grassed Up

David Stewart is the Walking Cowboy, a title he picked up on his trek by foot, from his home in Wyoming to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. When he got to Nashville, he was asked to perform in acknowledgement of both his talent and his love for the historic music...

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Play Me The Blues Mississippi

Play Me The Blues Mississippi

This hard-driving Bluegrass tune serves as the second release for the group’s forthcoming record, now set for release in 2022. It’s just a sample of what’s to come from the critically-acclaimed band.

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I Can Go To Them – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I Can Go To Them – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

A New Gospel Album From Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road With the holidays approaching, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road just released the ultimate stocking-stuffer for every Gospel music lover. Their brand new project, I Can Go To Them is officially available...

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Railroad Town Without A Train

Railroad Town Without A Train

Junior Williams New Video Railroad Town Without A Train Mountain Fever Records had released a new video for Jr Williams' new hit song Railroad Town Without A Train. In this video Junior connects us to the relevance of the railroad town story in Southern America,...

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IBMA News

New Director For IBMA

New Director For IBMA

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Board of Directors announced that Pat Morris has been selected as the organisation’s Executive Director. He’s expected to start May 24, and will be based at the IBMA office in Nashville, Tennessee. IBMA – the...

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Bluegrass Country Broadcasts

Bluegrass Country Broadcasts

Bluegrass Country radio broadcasts bluegrass, old time and Americana music 24/7 at 88.5FM HD2 in Washington, DC and streams worldwide at bluegrasscountry.org.

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Video Vault

Live at The Hall

Live at The Hall

Live at The Hall from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a series of performance and interview programs, one of which features Tommy Emmanuel, Rob Ickes, and Trey Hensley.

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Orange Blossom Special – Chubby Wise

Orange Blossom Special – Chubby Wise

Here is the fiddle master himself with his famous tune Orange Blossom Special. This concert was held in Florida at the Gateway College in Feb 1990. He is supported by Skip Johns and the Travelers also from Lake City, Florida. About Chubby Wise: Robert Russell "Chubby"...

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Flatt & Scruggs – Cumberland Gap

Flatt & Scruggs – Cumberland Gap

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs deliver on Cumberland Gap. Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys band is arguably the most famous bluegrass band of all time. Following on from their time wiht Bill Monroe Falyy & Scruggs went on to perfect the bluegrass...

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