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Alison Krauss Unable to Perform at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Alison KraussNashville, TN -- Performer Alison Krauss will be unable to perform, as previously announced, as part of the “epic collaboration” set planned for Friday, September 27 during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Red Hat Amphitheater. As per the artist’s representative: “Alison Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia. Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend. We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest.”

Fans Send Crate Full of Get Well Wishes to Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ Grand Ole Opry icon Little Jimmy Dickens was greeted over the Independence Day holiday weekend with a crate of cards and letters sent by friends and fans to wish him well as he undergoes three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords.

Little Jimmy Dickens to Begin Short-Term Radiation Treatments

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ Little Jimmy is going to have a little work done. Grand Ole Opry icon Jimmy Dickens, who has been absent from his beloved Opry stage for most of 2013, is set to undergo three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords beginning next week. The Opry member’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Bluegrass Pioneer Curly Seckler Recovering from Stroke

Curly SecklerBluegrass legend Curly Seckler, 93, is recovering at home after suffering a mini stroke on May 19. Seckler suffered some loss of his ability to speak, but fortunately did not experience any paralysis. He was transported to the hospital and underwent multiple tests, but was not admitted. He is working with a speech therapist and is making progress in his recovery.

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