1. Merle Haggard to Headline MerleFest (Exclusive)

    February 10, 2014 9:01 AM EST 0 0 0 The music festival known as MerleFest is a celebration of Traditional Music, and the organizer of the North Carolina event have pulled off a major coup with the announcement of a country music legend who defines that term perfectly. Billboard has le ...

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  3. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ra ...

  4. Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb Pair Up on New Album

    September 26, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Unlikely Duo Sing 'Soldier's Son,' Off Bluegrass Icon's 'Music to My Ears' Not too long before Bill Monroe passed away in September 1996, Ricky Skaggs made the "Father of Bluegrass" a promise -- that he, along ...

  5. Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley Footage Unearthed for New Doc

    June 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit a ...

  6. Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Memphis Slim Footage Unearthed For New Documentary

    June 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit ...

  7. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  8. Doc Watson, Folk Guitar Icon, Dies at 89

    May 29, 2012 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and hi ...

  9. Folk Musician Doc Watson Dies In NC Hospital At 89

    May 29, 2012 8:23 PM EDT Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and ...

  10. Doc Watson, Grammy-Winning Folk Musician, in Critical Condition

    May 25, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson is in critical condition Friday at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week. A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem says Watson remains in critical conditio ...

  11. Doc Watson, Legendary Folk Musician, Master Flatpicker, In Critical Condition

    May 25, 2012 8:10 AM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson was in critical condition Thursday at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week. Watson's daughter, Nancy, told The Associated Press that th ...

  12. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the ...

  13. Hall & Oates Revisit Their Past On New Box Set

    October 08, 2009 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Daryl Hall and John Oates aren't making any new music together in the foreseeable future, but they're about to lay a load of their past material on fans. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates" ...

  14. 'Honey' Bunch

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stars vocalist Amy Millan will release her first solo album, "Honey From the Tombs," this week via Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts. Stars vocalist Amy Millan will release her first solo album, "Honey From the Tombs," this w ...

  15. Vintage Folk Concerts Revived For Three-CD Set

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bil ...

  16. Roth Predicts Van Halen Comeback

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now out of one job, on the radio, David Lee Roth is seeking gainful employment in another capacity -- as lead singer of Van Halen. Again. Now out of one job, on the radio, David Lee Roth is seeking gainful employment in another capacity -- as lead s ...

  17. Stars' Amy Millan Dips Into 'Honey'

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stars vocalist Amy Millan will release her first solo album, "Honey From the Tombs," May 30 in Canada and Aug. 22 in the United States via Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts. Stars vocalist Amy Millan will release her first solo album, ...

  18. Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville ...

  19. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFes ...

  20. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual Inter ...

  21. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam' ...

  22. 'Three Pickers' Concert Heads To CD, DVD

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 2002 concert that brought together bluegrass legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Skaggs will be documented on upcoming CD and DVD releases. Due July 15 via Rounder, "Three Pickers" features A 2002 concert that brought together bl ...

  23. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 20 ...

  24. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Mus ...

  25. MerleFest CD, DVD In The Works

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Annual North Carolina Americana festival MerleFest will be documented on CD, DVD, and VHS with the June 17 national bow of the self-released "MerleFest Live! The 15th Anniversary Jam." The releases, w Annual North Carolina Americana festiv ...

  26. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmar ...

  27. Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the stage at Merlefest 2003. Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ar ...

  28. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ...

  29. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the comp ...

  30. The Number of the Beast

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute-happy environment, where diverse styles and generations are commonly intertwined. Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would har ...

  31. Dirt Band's 'Circle' Still Unbroken 30 Years On

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" will be reissued March 26 via Capitol Nashville. Originally released in 1972, the double-album set un In celebration of its 30th annive ...

  32. AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours ...

  33. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what ...

  34. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album o ...