Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, are hitting the road together. The co-headlining tour will kick off May 1 in Murray Kentucky and run through July 18, wrapping in Toledo, Ohio. The tour will mark the first time the two acts have shared the stage together. With a career spanning [...] Read More

Performers & Presenters Announced for Americana Honors & Awards Show

The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has revealed the full list of performers and presenters for the 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring a house band led by Buddy Miller, the show is set for Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The program  will air live on [...] Read More

First Round of Artists Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the first round of artists set to perform at their newly-named Wide Open Bluegrass festival to be held September 27-28 at the Raleigh, North Carolina Convention Center and Amphitheater. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Tony Rice, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon [...] Read More

Billboard’s Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2012

Billboard.com has released the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile top the chart with albums from Trampled by Turtles, Dailey and Vincent, Alison Kraus + Union Station and Old Crow Medicine Show Round out the Top 5. Billboard Charts are calculated using custom [...] Read More

2012 IBMA Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue [...] Read More