Vale Bill Emmerson 1938 – 2021

Bill Emerson, one of the founders of th famous band Country Gentlemen has died in Fairfax County Virginia this month. He was 83.

MountainGrass 2021 Cancelled

Australia’s foremost bluegrass and old-time music festival has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty with Covid restrictions in various Australian states.

My Bluegrass Story

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum has developed a television show titled My Bluegrass Story scheduled to premiere on RFD-TV later this year.

Dolly Parton With 1st Country Faith Bluegrass

Dolly Parton records In The Sweet By and By as part of a new release called Country Faith Bluegrass featuring eight new recordings and six classic songs performed by some of the top names in music.

Jeremy Stephens – How I Hear It

Rebel Records has announced Jeremy Stephens’ second solo release with the label, How I Hear It. This album provides not only an exciting auditory experience, it delivers a musical education as well.

Bobby & Teddi Cyrus Roll That Rock

Bobby & Teddi Cyrus have released their brand new single Roll That Rock which also includes multi-Grammy winning artist Billy Ray Cyrus. The collaboration marks the latter’s very first venture into Bluegrass music.

Australian Bluegrass News

Ian Simpson Celebrates 60 Years

Ian Simpson Celebrates 60 Years

Ian Simpson is well known as one of Australia’s finest banjo players, awesome multi-instrumentalist and sickeningly nice guy. He turned 60 on Sunday and wanted to celebrate by doing what he loves; playing and listening to bluegrass music.

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Small Town – The New Graces

Small Town – The New Graces

Australian band, The New Graces have released their next single called: Small Town.  This next single describes the joys and struggles of living in a small regional town and the search for one’s self amongst all the expectations we can feel other people have on us.

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The Burning Bridges – Close To Home

The Burning Bridges – Close To Home

It is not often we get to hear of a new release from an Australian Bluegrass or Old-Time band but here is some very exciting news form a group called The Burning Bridges.

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International News

Vale Byron Berline – 1944 -2021

Vale Byron Berline – 1944 -2021

A three-time champion at the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival in Idaho, Byron Berline has died after suffering a stroke earlier this month.

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Awards For Dailey & Vincent

Awards For Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent to be Recognised at 50th Annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival. Multi-Grammy nominated duo Dailey & Vincent will be recognised at the 50th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival on Saturday, July 3 in...

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Kevin McKinnon Joins IIIrd Tyme Out

Kevin McKinnon Joins IIIrd Tyme Out

One of Bluegrass music's most awarded bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, are heading into the 2021 touring season and their 30th Anniversary with a new member, Kevin McKinnon on bass. McKinnon replaces Dustin Pyrtle who has performed with the band since 2018....

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New Releases

James Reams – Rough Around The Edges

James Reams – Rough Around The Edges

James Reams has released a new single, the Marty Stuart cover of Rough Around The Edges. The song appears on the James Reams Like a Flowing River & Soundtrack album releasing on Mountain Redbird Music in January 2022.

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Dallas – The Gospel Plowboys

Dallas – The Gospel Plowboys

Morning Glory Music has announced the release of the new single, Dallas, by The Gospel Plowboys. The song was written by the band’s lead singer and guitarist, Michael Jenkins.

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Leave The Porch Light On – Kim Robins

Leave The Porch Light On – Kim Robins

Kim Robins releases her long awaited album Leave The Porch Light On. Available today, the project includes 13 new recordings, all centered around the Indiana native’s one-of-a-kind voice.

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IBMA News

2021 World of Bluegrass Progress

2021 World of Bluegrass Progress

While progress is being made with vaccinations and the number of new cases continues to decline, it is still too early to confirm the extent of in-person events.

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Video Vault

Charlie Waller – Teach Your Children

Charlie Waller – Teach Your Children

The early Country Gentlemen had Charlie Waller as their lead vocalist. He spent almost fifty years as the band's frontman serving alongside such famed artists as Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray, Doyle Lawson, Jimmy Gaudreau and Bill Emerson all of whom were members of the...

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