MerleFest 2013 Lineup Includes Charlie Daniels, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The initial lineup of performers for MerleFest 2013 has been announced. The four-day event will again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 25-28 and feature performances from the Charlie Daniels Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, and many more. This year’s festival [...] Read More

IBMA Awards Announce First Round of Presenters & Performers

The first round of performers and presenters for the 23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced. The event will take place September 27 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and feature Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers. Del McCoury and Laurie Lewis will serve as [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Dierks Bentley’s Home

On his last record, 2010’s Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley went Appalachian while pursuing his love for bluegrass, amidst earthy tones and Americana-influenced songs. Though the album was critically acclaimed and garnered Country Album of the Year nominations from both the Grammys and CMA, the singles didn’t achieve quite the same success at radio [...] Read More

Dierks Bentley Shares Details About New Album

Dierks Bentley has shared new details about his upcoming new album, Home, which hits stores February 7. This will be Dierks’ first mainstream country album since 2009’s Feel That Fire. He released the experimental bluegrass and GRAMMY nominated Up On The Ridgein 2010. “I definitely stepped away and explored some things that were more on [...] Read More

Alison Krauss & Union Station Added to MerleFest Lineup

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have been added to the MerleFest 25 lineup as the festival’s closing performance. MerleFest 25 will take place April 26-29 on the Wilkes Community College campus in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Held in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, son of Doc Watson, MerleFest is the primary fundraiser for [...] Read More