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.”
The 2012 GRAMMY nominee and cofounder of the White Stripes is also a devout country music fan.
The Bee Gees cofounder takes the “hallowed” stage to play two songs from his band’s back catalog, along with an old Civil War song that is “truly appropriate for the present.” Watch the videos!
Although Josh Turner’s latest album bears the title Punching Bag, the album as a whole is much more about family, love and faith.
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.
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.