Rick Faris – The Next Mountain

Rick Faris is gearing up to release his debut Dark Shadow Recording album The Next Mountain on 5th November 2021. Fans can enjoy a preview before the entire project is available.

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.

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

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

National Arts Medal for Ricky Skaggs

National Arts Medal for Ricky Skaggs

A winner of 15 Grammy awards, Ricky Skaggs infuses his bluegrass and traditional country music roots into the contemporary Nashville sound – National Endowment for the Arts.

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A Message from The IBMA

A Message from The IBMA

Thank you for making IBMA Virtual World of Bluegrass a rousing success. For the first time ever, a bluegrass-centric conference and music festival entered the homes of thousands across the world providing over 80 hours of programming with the IBMA Business Conference,...

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Video Vault

Born to Play with the Davidson Brothers

Born to Play with the Davidson Brothers

The Davidson Brothers are one of Australia's foremost creative bluegrass groups heading the lineup at many festivals across Australia. They also have an impressive track record touring the USA. Brothers Hamish and Lachlan Davidson originally hail from Yinnar in...

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Bluegrass Parkway with Mike Compton

Bluegrass Parkway with Mike Compton

Bluegrass Parkway with Mike Compton at the 2013 National Folk Festival Canberra. Bluegrass Parkway is the longest, continually active bluegrass band in Australia and is now in its 27th year. Nothing more to say with this band but, one of Australia's best bluegrass...

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