MerleFest 2013 Lineup Includes Charlie Daniels, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The initial lineup of performers for MerleFest 2013 has been announced. The four-day event will again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 25-28 and feature performances from the Charlie Daniels Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, and many more. This year’s festival [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Ricky Skaggs’ Music To My Ears

After more than 35 years as a professional musician, legendary bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs is still driven to push his creative boundaries. The multiple CMA, ACM and GRAMMY-award winning singer, who was recently inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, returns with a vibrant new collection set for release on September 25. Teaming [...] Read More

Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association has announced the 2012 nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards. The announcement took place in Los Angeles and featured performances by special guests Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne and Robert Ellis with the Americana All-Star band. They honored Americana icons Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson with a rendition of [...] Read More

Folk Artist & Guitarist Doc Watson Dies At 89

Legendary folk artist Doc Watson died Tuesday in Winston-Salem at the age of 89, reports the New York Times. Doc passed away in the hospital after a recent abdominal surgery. According to the Associated Press, Doc was hospitalized on Thursday after falling at his home in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Doc came into the national [...] Read More

Vince Gill Added to MerleFest 25 Lineup

Vince Gill has been added to the MerleFest 25 lineup. Vince will perform on Thursday, April 26, delivering the closing performance of the evening. MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe’s, is slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, and will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is [...] Read More