He’s already known as “Dr. Ralph Stanley,” after receiving honorary doctorate of music in 1976 from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Now the 87-year-old bluegrass legend can add an honorary doctorate from Yale to his resume.
Leading off with the sound of hand claps and a slow, plunking banjo, the new single, ‘Better Dig Two’ from The Band Perry immediately steps into mournful, lonesome territory. But don’t get too comfortable . . .
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.
The 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival kicks off today in Southern California, bringing many of country’s top stars to the hot, dry desert stages in Indio, California (the same location as rock festival Coachella) all weekend long.
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.