Ricky Skaggs inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Raleigh, N.C. at the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, 15-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggs was officially inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The Kentucky native was inducted by his longtime friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner, Marty Stuart. “He’s a radical revisionist, he’s a traditionalist, he’s a keeper of the flame, he’s an innovator, … Read More ›

New Special Exhibit Highlights Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

A new special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum captures moments at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival with photographs taken by fans and festivalgoers. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Through Your Eyes is a juried exhibit filled with images that show the many sides of the festival. “This exhibit is truly special because it came out … Read More ›

IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame announces 2018 Class

This morning, the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced with 3 having Kentucky ties. East Kentucky natives, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall and his late wife, Dixie Hall, will join Paul Williams into the prestigious Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted on Thursday, September 27 in Raleigh, NC at the International Bluegrass Music … Read More ›

Bill Monroe box set to feature outtakes of popular songs

Bill Monroe Box Set – from Richard Weize Archives Bluegrass music fans will enjoy hearing that very unique limited edition box set will be released of Bill Monroe recordings.  The recordings for DECCA in 1950-51 from the Castle Studio have been released through the Richard Weize Archives, a division of Rockstar Records, Ltd.  The recordings feature lead singers Jimmy Martin, … Read More ›

Ricky Skaggs honored with prestigious ASCAP Founders Award

Ricky Skaggs (via Facebook) ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, presented acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs with its prestigious Founders Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrated the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2016, took place … Read More ›

Funeral services announced for bluegrass musician Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins at the KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Bray Below is the official obituary of bluegrass musician, Melvin Goins, who passed away a week ago.  WYMT-TV will be airing the funeral services on Monday afternoon at www.wymt.com.    Melvin Goins, 82, of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the West Nipissing General … Read More ›