19 Greatest Bluegrass Bands

Dan Farrant offers up 19 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Bluegrass Bands. Hello Music Theory offers up a list of Bluegrass Greats  compiled by Dan...

Retro 78 – Black Vinyl 45

Just signed to Ram Cat Records as their flagship band, Retro 78 is releasing their debut single Black Vinyl 45  for their new label. Written by Trey Ward, the tune surely suits this band with its uptempo melody, steady drive, and theme.

2022 MountainGrass Update

Here is Some Updates and From the Folks at ABOTMA Next year we are looking forward to the return of a bluegrass act from the US and we are working...

Big Ole Feelings From Gareth Leach and The Davidson Brothers

Big Ole Feelings is the new single from the collaboration between country/outlaw artist and producer, Gareth Leach and Golden Guitar slinging duo, Davidson Brothers

Introducing The High Street Drifters

Introducing the High Street Drifters, a new four piece bluegrass band hailing from South Australia and Victoria.

Silent Night – Authentic Unlimited

Authentic Unlimited gives us one of the world's most loved Christmas Carols - Silent Night   About Authentic Unlimited band Members: John...

Australian Bluegrass News

Bluegrass Artists in Tamworth Nominations

Bluegrass Artists in Tamworth Nominations

The annual Tamworth Country Music Festival has a couple of categories for which some of our more well known bluegrass pickers have been nominated for 2022, with awards announced and presented in January 2023. More than 620 entries were received for the 2023 Golden...

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International News

Grits ‘n Grass Festival

Grits ‘n Grass Festival

With a struggling festival industry closing doors and locking gates all over the country, Wilson Pickins Promotions, along with The Hagood Historic Mill Site have announced a new music festival initiative to be held in the heart of the USA’s Blueridge Mountains.

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The Bluegrass Standard Nov-22

The Bluegrass Standard Nov-22

In the USA, November begins the season of thanks and giving. Thus The Bluegrass Standard want to begin by saying thank you for your continued support, and promise to keep giving you the best in bluegrass and beyond.

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New Releases

Walk On Faith – The King James Boys

Walk On Faith – The King James Boys

The King James Boys announce their new release Walk On Faith which will serve as the latest release from the Walk On Faith project, and brings their signature Bluegrass Gospel sound to the forefront of radio.

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Bluegrass Standard Jan 2023

Bluegrass Standard Jan 2023

The Bluegrass Standard Magazine dedicate the first 2023 issue to the Women of Bluegrass.  While this issue isn’t the only issue highlighting female artists, but is the one that sets them apart to celebrate their contributions to the music industry while tackling and...

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Volume Five – It’s Gonna Get Better

Volume Five – It’s Gonna Get Better

Volume Five promises a hopeful new year with their new single, It’s Gonna Get Better, which is available today from Mountain Fever Records. The compassionate new tune, written by Craig Market and Tim Stafford, appears on the band’s album, KARMA, set for release on January 6, 2023.

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Gold Rush – Bluegrass 2022

Gold Rush – Bluegrass 2022

Here is BLuegrass 2022’s take on the Bill Monroe classic Gold Rush. It will serve as the next release from the project, which also features instrumentation from Cody Kilby, Byron House, Randy Kohrs, Tim Crouch and Jonah Horton.

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Christmas For Cowboys – Aaron Bibelhauser

Christmas For Cowboys – Aaron Bibelhauser

Christmas For Cowboys By Aaron Bibelhauser Released Today. It comes as a very special surprise to receive a new single for the holidays from music savant Aaron Bibelhauser. Christmas for Cowboys is available today. Bibelhauser is truly a master of the bluegrass trade,...

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IBMA News

2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Norman Blake, whose prolific career spans more than six decades, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul “Moon” Mullins, and Grammy winner Peter Rowan were announced as the 2022 inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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IBMA Seeking Help

IBMA Seeking Help

In the thirty-seven years since the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) was founded, we have seen bluegrass music expand tremendously inside and outside the United States. Today, there are bands on stages all over the world. That said, the growing international bluegrass community needs our assistance.

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Video Store

Blackjack

Blackjack

Banjo players worldwide would be hard pressed to say they have never heard of the late JD Crowe, the Kentucky banjo player who styled himself on Earl Scruggs and then went to even greater creative heights. Here is a clip of IBMA banjo player of the year nominees...

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