They’re weathered, they’re worn, and they never hide the truth. They’re every BluegrassLanders’ footwear of choice and are as much a part of the culture as Stetson hats, string ties, Martha White Flour, and John Deere tractors. With the guidance of Benny Martin, Greensky Bluegrass, the Dixie Flyers, and the Band of Ruhks, we’ll continue […]
We’ll be making a bee-line back to 1983 when, among other things: The “A-Team” starring George Peppard and Mr. T premieres on NBC; Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” soars to number 1 where it will remain for 37 weeks; the movie “E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial,” actor Ben Kingsley and actress Meryl Streep win Golden Globes; it snows […]
It’s a sturdy type of footwear that covers the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee. They’re worn by just about everyone who’s anyone in BluegrassLand. With the help of the Kathy Kallick Band, Shannon Slaughter, The Roys, and Cherryholmes, we’ll be looking at cowboy boots, dirty boots, fiddlers’ boots, walking boots, […]
We’ll continue seeking out the many fascinating, eccentric, often cantankerous, and always colorful men of BluegrassLand. Thanks to the efforts of Pete Sutherland, Don Rigsby, Bobby Atkins, the Marshall Family, and the Moose Whisperers, we’ll rubbing shoulders with poor men, policemen, postmen, and Pepsi men.
We’ll continue honoring many of the 2022 IBMA and SPBGMA award winners we didn’t get to last week — as well as celebrating new IBMA Hall of Honor inductees Peter Rowan, Paul Moon Mullins and Norman Blake; and bidding a fond farewell to those who crossed over Jordan this past year.
We’ll be kicking off 2023 by bidding a fond farewell to 2022, a year replete with many memorable moments and milestones. With mighty contributions from Bela Fleck, Billy Strings, Doyle Lawson, and Molly Tuttle, we’ll be checking out number one songs, award winners, new hall of fame inductees, notable achievements and, sadly, honoring those who […]
We’ll be careening back to 1982 when, among other things: Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”; the Orioles’ Cal Ripken is named the AL Rookie of the Year; the movie “Tootsie” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres; Herschel Walker wins the 48th Heisman Trophy Award; Time Magazine’s Man of the Year is a computer, […]
In the immortal words of the Stanley Brothers, “Out in the country, about this time of year, everybody’s happy. Christmas time is near.” Thanks to the Spinney Brothers, Ronnie Bowman, Five for the Gospel, and Jimmy Martin, we’ll looking at the many ways the king of all BluegrassLand holidays is celebrated—in Mississippi, the merry Ozarks, […]
The windows of bluegrass heaven have opened, showering us with us with killer new projects from the likes of Sam Bush, Andy Leftwich, Appalachian Road Show, Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive, Becky Buller, and Amanda Cook.
We’ll be finishing up our four-part look at one of pop culture’s most remarkable figures—a singer, actor, genre-pioneer, and sex symbol who has sold over a billion records, snagging 19 number one hits, placing 40 in the top ten and another 114 in the top 40. Thanks to the likes of Holly Norman, Craig Korth, […]