1. 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 ...

  2. Backbeat: Diana Krall Performs Material From New Album With Macklam Feldman, Verve Execs

    September 26, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Diana Krall performs at the Box in Manhattan. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images) When singer-pianist Diana Krall took the stage with her new touring outfit last night at the Box, her elegant attire inspired few double takes. She chose an impeccably t ...

  3. Yo-Yo Ma Trades Bach for Bluegrass in 'Goat Rodeo Sessions'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Their schedules are hard to mesh and match, but the four bluegrass and classical musicians who made "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" are hoping their collaboration will continue in the future. "We had a really great time doing it, but there& ...

  4. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, ...

  5. Elvis Costello Launching 'The Costello Show Series'

    September 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's just no slowing down Elvis Costello . After launching his "Spectacle" TV series last December and releasing his latest studio effort, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," this past June, the punk icon is set to debut & ...

  6. Lyle Lovett Looks To Texas For New Album

    July 07, 2009 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lyle Lovett combines both originals and songs "by some of my favorite Texas singer-songwriters" on his next album, which is due out Oct. 20. "I had a few new songs I was really eager to record, but I just didn't have enough new s ...

  7. Elvis Costello Reveals 'Secret' New Album

    May 15, 2009 7:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being able to revisit pieces from his unfinished opera about the life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was a welcome "surprise" for Elvis Costello on his new album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane." The set, due out June ...

  8. Elvis Costello Teams With T Bone Burnett For New Acoustic Record

    March 23, 2009 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America." "Sugar ...

  9. Michelle Branch Finishing Third Solo Album

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com tha ...

  10. Huff Named Top Producer By ACM

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has released the winners of awards that will be presented before the live award show telecast on May 15. The off-camera winners are Dann Huff (producer of the year); Steve Marcantonio (audio engineer of the year); Glen ...

  11. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / June 22, 2006 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The rise of genre crossing collaborations has taken two different roads: the rather painful, corporate-forced route that yields Jay-Z and Linkin Park, or the tribute route, which is marked by a pairin The rise of genre crossing collaborations has ta ...

  12. Bluegrass Great Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cr ...

  13. Loveless 'Dreams' Up New Studio Disc

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary country with the rootsy bluegrass music that is closest to her heart. On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary cou ...

  14. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MAL ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Skaggs Bends 'Brand New Strings'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ricky Skaggs is readying "Brand New Strings," a new album due Sept. 28 on his own Skaggs Family Records label. The studio set will be the follow up to last year's "Live at the Charleston Music Hall." Ricky Skaggs is readying ...

  17. Jack White Scales 'Cold Mountain'

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due Dec. 16 from DMZ/Columbia. White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due ...

  18. House of Worship

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After more than two decades in Christian music, Twila Paris continues to be one of the industry's most consistently creative talents with a gift for encouraging and uplifting believers. After more than two decades in Christian music, Twila Pari ...

  19. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rho ...

  20. Costello, Sting Scale 'Cold Mountain'

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the soundtrack to the film "Cold Mountain," due in September via producer T Bone Burnett's DMZ imprint through Columbia. Elvis Costello and Sting have each wri ...

  21. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson ...

  22. Every Day

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the Coen brothers' smash O Brother, Where Art Thou? has netted multiple Grammy Awards for its architect, producer/musician T-Bone Burnett, and newfound stardom for some of its partic The soundtrack to the Coen brothers' s ...

  23. Legendary Ralph Stanley Offers Solo Album

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio activity, acoustic legend Ralph Stanley has hit a remarkably productive streak and is showing no signs of settling At an age when most professional musicians are r ...

  24. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and ...

  25. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist ...

  26. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of ...