Earl Scruggs’ Banjo Added to Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Precious Jewels Display

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that Earl Scruggs’ Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo will become a part of their Precious Jewels display. The banjo was Earl’s primary instrument and has never before been exhibited. It will go on display July 12. The “Precious Jewels” display — located on the third floor [...] Read More

Ricky Skaggs to Release Autobiography August 13

Ricky Skaggs has done it all and will tell all with the release of his autobiography, Kentucky Traveler, on August 13. The book will be Ricky’s story of faith, family and music. As a young boy in Cordell, Kentucky, Ricky learned to play mandolin at the age of five. By the time he was six, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Dailey & Vincent’s Brothers of the Highway

Three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Dailey & Vincent stay the hardcore bluegrass course on their newest project, Brothers of the Highway, with a record full of immaculate harmonies, expert musicianship and more than a touch of nostalgia. Producing the album themselves, Jamie Dailey (vocals, guitar) and Darrin Vincent (vocals, bass) chose songs that have [...] Read More

The Kentucky HeadHunters to Be Inducted into The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

The Kentucky HeadHunters will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom on April 12. The museum is located in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, home of Bill Monroe, Merle Travis, The Everly Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Rosemary Clooney, Dwight Yoakam and many more. Now in their 45th [...] Read More

2012 Rewind: No. 3 – Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs passed away at a Nashville hospital on March 28. He popularized a three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument and inspired countless musicians. He was 88. Born in Shelby, North Carolina and raised on a farm in the Flint Hill area, Earl started playing banjo at [...] Read More