Month: July 2016

KY Music Hall of Famer, Melvin Goins, passes away at age 83

    Melvin Goins giving his speech at the KY Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2011 – photo by Jessica Bray Yesterday, the bluegrass music world was shaken again by the loss of one of their own.  Melvin Goins, legendary bluegrass musician and part of The Goins Brothers, passed away while on the …

Cumberland Highlanders celebrate 20 years of bringing bluegrass music to homes

Cumberland Highlanders – via RFD-TV On July 16, 1996, the first taping of the Cumberland Highlanders television show occurred in London, Kentucky.  Campbell Mercer, also known as Doc Mercer to many, brought along Travis Brown, Claude Haron, Jimmie Hamm, Julie Mercer, and Paul Wayne Jones for that first taping.  It happened behind Doc Mercer’s old …