Billboard’s Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2012

Billboard.com has released the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile top the chart with albums from Trampled by Turtles, Dailey and Vincent, Alison Kraus + Union Station and Old Crow Medicine Show Round out the Top 5. Billboard Charts are calculated using custom [...] Read More

Winners of 11th Americana Honors & Awards Announced

Last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Americana Music Association celebrated its 11th Americana Honors & Awards presented by Nissan. Multiple generations of artists were honored, ranging from legends including Booker T. Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson and Guy Clark, favorites Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and up-and-comers Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell and The Civil [...] Read More

Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association has announced the 2012 nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards. The announcement took place in Los Angeles and featured performances by special guests Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne and Robert Ellis with the Americana All-Star band. They honored Americana icons Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson with a rendition of [...] Read More

Vince Gill Shares His Thoughts on Today’s Country Music

Vince Gill released his latest album, Guitar Slinger, in October of last year, five years after his last release of original music [read our review HERE]. Now, Vince is in a time of transition. His recording contract with MCA ended last year and while he still wants to make new music, he tells the Pittsburgh [...] 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