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

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

Dierks Bentley Throws a Hootenanny

Dierks Bentley took his country act to Hollywood for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards and celebrated Saturday night with a Dierks-style hootenanny in West Hollywood, inviting friends from across all genres of music to join him onstage, reports the LA Times. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Dan Auerbach of [...] Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the GRAMMY Awards

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and will air live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). This year, country music has a pretty big presence on the show. Here are our Top 5 reasons to watch: PERFORMANCES Miranda Lambert will be [...] Read More