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

Miranda Lambert Wraps On Fire Tour

Miranda Lambert wrapped her On Fire Tour last weekend, capping off a coast-to-coast tour that played to more than one million fans. During her Friday night show, she was joined by Patty Loveless for Miranda’s song “Dear Diamond.” Miranda took to Twitter to thank her fans for their support. “Thanks to every person who came [...] Read More

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation have announced Tony Arata, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Larry Henley and Kim Williams as its 2012 inductees. Tony Arata and Kim Williams will be inducted in the Songwriter category, Mary Chapin Carpenter in the Songwriter/Artist category and Larry Henley in the Veteran Songwriter category. The induction ceremony will take [...] 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

Kentucky HeadHunters, Exile Among Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The Kentucky HeadHunters, Steven Curtis Chapman, Exile, Skeeter Davis, The Hilltoppers, Old Joe Clark and Emory & Linda Martin will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum as the 2013 class of professionals honored for their contribution to music in Kentucky and around the world. The announcement was made during a [...] Read More