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Radio.com Inside Out: The Bluegrass Connection in Contemporary Music

Is bluegrass hip all over again? If you look at the today’s pop-music landscape, apparently so. In Radio.com’s Inside Out video, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton and others talk about the influence of bluegrass — and the “O Brother Where Art Thou?” soundtrack — on modern music.

12/20/2013

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Interview: Ricky Skaggs Talks Bluegrass and Traditionalism in Country Music

“When I was five years old, my dad bought me a mandolin and stuck it in my bed. A lot of kids carry around a little blanket as their fun thing to hold on to. That mandolin became my blankie.”

10/17/2013

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Alan Jackson Drops Two New Videos, One with a Family Touch

Alan Jackson‘s latest album, aptly titled The Bluegrass Album, blends his brand of country with elements of bluegrass.

10/10/2013

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Zac Brown Pulls Off Another Great Project With ‘Uncaged’

The Zac Brown Band’s mixes genres, and emotions, on new album “Uncaged.” It’s happy, inspirational, and even a little sexy.

07/11/2012

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Zac Brown Band Unveils New ‘Behind The Album’ Video For ‘The Wind’

In a new video posted on their website, the members of the Zac Brown Band talk about the story behind “The Wind,” the band’s high-octane, bluegrass-infused, fun-loving new single from their upcoming new album, Uncaged.

06/21/2012

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Josh Turner’s ‘Punching Bag’ Is A Vocal Showcase About Family, Love, Faith

Although Josh Turner’s latest album bears the title Punching Bag, the album as a whole is much more about family, love and faith.

06/12/2012

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Hear Zac Brown Band’s New Single, “The Wind”

Anticipation continues to build for the new album from the Zac Brown Band, Uncaged, which is set for release July 10. And to get the fires burning, Zac and company have released a new single called “The Wind.”

06/05/2012

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Remembering Folk-Country Guitar Legend Doc Watson

A masterful flatpicker, warm vocalist, and a genius at interpreting old-time folk and bluegrass (as well as contemporary) material, Arthel ‘Doc’ Watson was a solid link in the musical chain between the worlds of traditional mountain music and contemporary audiences.

05/31/2012

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Zac Brown Says Bluegrass “Fits Dead Center” For Him

When Zac Brown and his band take a stage, they are playing their brand of music, whether you choose to call it country, bluegrass, or by any other name.

05/25/2012

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Ricky Skaggs To Be Honored For 30 Years As Opry Member

One of the biggest country hitmakers of the 1980s, Ricky Skaggs, is getting yet another honor: a special Grand Ole Opry tribute in celebration of his 30th anniversary as an Opry member.

05/02/2012

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