Is bluegrass hip all over again? If you look at the today’s pop-music landscape, apparently so. In Radio.com’s Inside Out video, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton and others talk about the influence of bluegrass — and the “O Brother Where Art Thou?” soundtrack — on modern music.
“When I was five years old, my dad bought me a mandolin and stuck it in my bed. A lot of kids carry around a little blanket as their fun thing to hold on to. That mandolin became my blankie.”
The 2012 GRAMMY nominee and cofounder of the White Stripes is also a devout country music fan.
The Bee Gees cofounder takes the “hallowed” stage to play two songs from his band’s back catalog, along with an old Civil War song that is “truly appropriate for the present.” Watch the videos!
Although Josh Turner‘s latest album bears the title Punching Bag, the album as a whole is much more about family, love and faith. Still, the beauty of this song collection is Josh’s versatility. From sounds […]
One of the biggest country hitmakers of the 1980s, Ricky Skaggs, is getting yet another honor: a special Grand Ole Opry tribute in celebration of his 30th anniversary as an Opry member. Skaggs joined the […]
Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown, Pistol Annies Among Country Artists Celebrating Record Store Day April 21
Record Store Day is an annual celebration of independent record stores across the country and around the world. Taking place Saturday, April 21, the day is marked by hundreds of special releases (on vinyl, CD, […]
Ricky Skaggs‘ 1985 win for CMA Entertainer of the Year represented a midpoint in a career that has spanned the traditional to the commercial and back again, from the 1970s to the present day. Today […]
They hit gold their last time out with “Boondocks” and now [lastfm]Little Big Town[/lastfm] are hoping their newest effort can achieve the same level of success. This week Karen, Kimberly, Phillip and Jimi release their […]