Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley just released a new album, “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which includes some impressive guests including Dierks Bentley, Ricky Skaggs, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello and Lee Ann Womack.
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.
“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.”
Alan Jackson‘s latest album, aptly titled The Bluegrass Album, blends his brand of country with elements of bluegrass.
The Zac Brown Band’s mixes genres, and emotions, on new album “Uncaged.” It’s happy, inspirational, and even a little sexy.
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.
Although Josh Turner’s latest album bears the title Punching Bag, the album as a whole is much more about family, love and faith.
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.”
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.
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.