MerleFest, the renowned annual bluegrass, folk, and country music festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, kicked into gear this weekend with performances from a range of traditionally minded artists including Deep Dark Woods, Dailey & Vincent, and Vince Gill.
Country legend George Jones has postponed two upcoming concerts in Minnesota and South Dakota this weekend, due to his continued recovery from a recent illness. According to a statement on his website, this came via doctors’ orders.
Record Store Day is an annual celebration of independent record stores across the country and around the world. Taking place Saturday, April 21, the day is marked by hundreds of special releases (on vinyl, CD, 45, and even 78) and dozens of live shows, all available and/or taking place only in participating independent stores.
Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones remains in a Nashville area hospital today.
One of the most legendary performers in all of bluegrass, banjoist Earl Scruggs, died yesterday. He was 88. NPR reports that he died of natural causes at a Nashville hospital. Born in North Carolina in […]
With a subdued, knowing smile, one of country music’s future stars introduced herself in 1967 by politely saying, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly.’
Ira Dean hasn’t been sitting still since his band, Trick Pony, split up four years ago. He’s been busy writing songs for the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Jake Owen, […]
The Country Music Association has announced that three iconic artists are the 2012 inductees into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame: singer Connie Smith, who was one of the most popular country artists of […]
Music has had its share of famous fatal crashes. It’s not much of an exaggeration to compare one that happened this week in 1963 to the one that killed rocker [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buddy Holly[/lastfm] four years earlier.