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

Vince Gill Plans 12 Bluegrass Shows in June

Vince Gill will spend most of June playing acoustic guitar. Vince has announced he will play a dozen bluegrass shows next month and will be backed by some of the most acclaimed musicians in contemporary music, including fiddler Stuart Duncan, guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Jim Mills and bassist Dennis Crouch. Vince himself will play guitar and [...] Read More

Earl Scruggs Remembered at Public Memorial Service

2,300 mourners turned out Sunday, April 1 to pay tribute to the late Earl Scruggs at the public funeral held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, reports the Associated Press. It was a fitting tribute to the legendary banjo player,who played his songs for years on the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman stage. Earl passed away [...] Read More