First Round of Artists Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the first round of artists set to perform at their newly-named Wide Open Bluegrass festival to be held September 27-28 at the Raleigh, North Carolina Convention Center and Amphitheater. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Tony Rice, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon [...] Read More

Reba McEntire to Emcee Celebrity Fight Night

Reba McEntire is set to emcee Celebrity Fight Night on March 23. Recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, the evening is presented in honor of Muhammad Ali. Celebrities and professional athletes participate in a night of live auction items and live music. Billy Ray Cyrus and Tate Stevens are among the confirmed [...] Read More

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

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

Dierks Bentley Records Theme Song for Weeds

Dierks Bentley will be a part of Showtime’s eighth and final season of Weeds. Dierks is among the artists who recorded the show’s theme song, a rendition of the 1962 folk song “Little Boxes,” to open an episode later this season. The theme song has also been recorded by Elvis Costello, Regina Specktor, Death Cab [...] Read More