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

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

Songs from Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection. Among the country inductees are “Act Naturally” by Buck Owens, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” by W.H. Stepp, Foggy Mountain Banjo by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys and “The Titanic” by Ernest V. ‘Pop’ Stoneman. This round of inductees [...] Read More

Freddy Fender, Gene Autry Recordings Among 2012 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection. The 2012 class highlights diversity and musical excellence and includes both singles and albums. Among the new inductees are Gene Autry’s “Deep In The Heart of Texas,” Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” and Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ [...] Read More

GAC Trivia Time: Halloween

The last day of October is more than just an excuse to put on a funny costume. As it turns out, the date has been quite an important one for country music. Here’s a list of some notable events that happened on Halloween, courtesy of RolandNote.com, the ultimate country music database! For more country music [...] Read More