Billboard‘s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

Billboard.com has released their list of the Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011. Albums were ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Congratulations to Alison Krauss & Union Station for having the Top Bluegrass Album of the year with Paper Airplane! What do you think of this ranking? Who’d top YOUR Top 50 [...] Read More

Billboard‘s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

Billboard.com has released their list of the Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011. Albums were ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Congratulations to Alison Krauss & Union Station for having the Top Bluegrass Album of the year with Paper Airplane! What do you think of this ranking? Who’d top YOUR Top 50 [...] Read More

Stars React to GRAMMY Nominations

GRAMMY nominations are in and the stars are reveling in the good news. Blake Shelton received nominations in three of the four country categories, including Best Country Solo Performance for “Honey Bee,” Best Country Song for “God Gave Me You” and Best Country Album for his album, Red River Blue. “It’s one thing to be [...] Read More

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced!

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® on “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®,” which aired live on CBS. From the country category, fans got to see The Band Perry perform their new song “Independence,” Jason Aldean took the stage with Ludacris to [...] Read More

Ralph Stanley & Elton John: Country Is Rockin’

Jaw-dropping. There’s probably not a better phrase to describe an all-star band that’s being put together by producer T Bone Burnett. Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, who sung the Grammy-winning “O Death” on T Bone’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, will share the stage with keyboard players Elton John and Leon Russell, eclectic rocker Elvis Costello, Americana artist Neko Case and actor Jeff Bridges under the banner T Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue. They’ll be assembled Oct. 24 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., during the second day of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit. The rock-and-country mix in T Bone’s ensemble is reflective of the multi-genre texture of the event’s larger lineup. Country-rock pioneers Buffalo Springfield will reunite for the weekend, and country’s Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson will play the same stage as Americana’s Lucinda Williams, classic-rockers Jackson Browne and Billy Idol, and modern-rock bands Pearl Jam and Modest Mouse. The link between country artists and their pop and rock peers is strong these days. And it’s in full force in a lot of ways. Among other notable examples: Read More