Gary Brewer hits top of the bluegrass charts

After turning countless heads in 2020 with the critically-acclaimed 40th Anniversary Celebration album, Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers have even more reason to celebrate as the project jumps to No. 1 this week on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. The achievement marks the first time in his illustrious career that Brewer has topped the chart. The star-studded collection features a “who’s-who” lineup of

Musical heritage of the Commonwealth spotlighted in new map

Kentucky’s rich and varied musical heritage is highlighted and celebrated in the 2020-2021 Official Highway Map of the Bluegrass State. “Music is part of life in Kentucky and crosses many genres,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By the same token, our official highway map is much more than a display of route lines and numbers. It symbolizes connection to the things

Museum of Appalachia to host Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention

The Museum of Appalachia will be hosting the 2nd annual Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention.  It is an opportunity for musicians across the region to compete for cash and bragging rights.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine, on June 1, 2019. Join others for a day filled with music, contests, cash prizes, jamming

Steven Curtis Chapman tops Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

Kentucky music native, Steven Curtis Chapman’s new album Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows returns to number 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart following its chart-topping release week debut. Chapman also reached a new career milestone with Deeper Roots as the 13-track collection also landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. “What an amazing thing. I’m just

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,

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