1. 'O Death' & 'O Brother': How Ralph Stanley's A Cappella Lament Helped Drive the Flukiest Smash Soundtrack Ever

    June 24, 2016 8:34 PM EDT Even with a decade and a half of hindsight, it still feels weirder than anything that ever actually happened within a Coen brothers movie. In the flukiest of all fluky music business smashes, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack -- a bluegrassy album whose unit sales most forecasters…

  2. Nathan Stanley Continues Grandpa Ralph's 'Legacy' on Latest Album, With Brad Paisley

    March 11, 2015 6:10 PM EDT Nathan Stanley definitely knows a little about the word legacy. The entertainer is the grandson of Dr. Ralph Stanley , who helped define the genre of bluegrass music via his work as a solo artist, as well as with his brother Carter. He has played in the Clinch Mountain Boys since the age…

  3. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  4. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  5. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean told the press backstage at the Grammy…

  6. The Doors Team Up With Skrillex

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT With celebrity DJs and a-list producers becoming more and more like the rock stars of old, the documentary "RE:GENERATION" attempts to bring the two even closer together. The most striking combo is perhaps that of dubstep artist Skrillex (Sonny Moore, formerly of the screamo punk…

  7. Steve Martin Picked at Bluegrass Awards: Entertainer of the Year

    September 30, 2011 10:15 AM EDT "I want to thank the other nominees -- and thank them for losing," Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin!), with his tongue planted firmly in-cheek, said to the packed crowd Thursday night (Sept. 29) at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards held at…

  8. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) in Mountain View, Calif., the pairings of…

  9. Jack Cooke, Bandmate Of Ralph Stanley, Dead At 72

    December 03, 2009 12:46 PM EST A longtime bluegrass bass player and singer with Ralph Stanley 's Clinch Mountain Boys has died. Jack Cooke was 72. According to a press release Wednesday from Morris Public Relations, Cooke died Tuesday at a hospital in his hometown of Norton, Va., after collapsing at home. He joined…

  10. Ricky Skaggs Does 'Songs My Dad Loved'

    July 15, 2009 1:30 PM EDT After "Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass" last year, Ricky Skaggs figured it was time to honor the man who introduced him to bluegrass and so many other kinds of music. On Sept. 15, Skaggs will release "Ricky Skaggs Solo (Songs My Dad Loved)" on his own Skaggs Family…

  11. Ricky Skaggs Records 'Songs My Dad Loved'

    July 15, 2009 11:39 AM EDT After "Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass" last year, Ricky Skaggs figured it was time to honor the man who introduced him to bluegrass and so many other kinds of music. On Sept. 15, Skaggs will release "Ricky Skaggs Solo (Songs My Dad Loved)" on his own Skaggs Family…

  12. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags that popped up at virtually every other…

  13. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

  14. Stagecoach Snags Kid Rock, Reba, Paisley, Chesney

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held April 25-26 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets for the event, w Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2006 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2005 - Bluegrass legend Ralph…

  16. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket amon The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup…

  17. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2006 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2005 - Bluegrass legend Ralph…

  19. Hold Steady, Neville Bros. Set For Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hold Steady, the Neville Brothers, KRS-One, Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne are among the artists confirmed to perform as part of the 29th Celebrate Brooklyn free concert series, to be held thro The Hold Steady, the Neville Brothers, KRS-One, Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne are among…

  20. Costello, Crow, Nelson Set For June Carter Tribute

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Brad Paisley are among the stars appearing on the June Carter Cash tribute album "Anchored in Love," du Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris and Brad…

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