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Lester & Earl's “Foggy Mountain Banjo” in 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame

Foggy Mountain BanjoSanta Monica, CA -- It was 1961 when Lester Flatt, Earls Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys released Foggy Mountain Banjo on Columbia records. The album is part of the 2013 Grammy® Hall of Fame Inductees for Country (album). "The Titanic" by Ernest V. "Pop" Stonemen is also an inductee for Country Single and was released on Okeh in 1924. These join the legendary Bob Dylan song "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and many others. 2013 marks the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Grammy® Hall Of Fame with 27 recordings added to the collection residing at the Grammy® Museum®.

Doyle Lawson Elected President of Bluegrass

Doyle LawsonBristol, TN/VA -- Doyle Lawson has been voted the President of Bluegrass Music this week in a poll sponsored by Bluegrass Today Magazine. The poll numbers stayed neck-and-neck between Doyle and Del McCoury, with no one else in close contention for the top spot in the first-ever race for President of Bluegrass. The final numbers reflected 37% of votes for Doyle Lawson and 30% for McCoury.

Doyle Lawson Expresses Gratitude for Hall of Fame Honor

Doyle Lawson by ScarlatiDoyle Lawson received the honor of induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame during the 23rd Annual IBMA Awards at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Lawson received a thunderous standing ovation following his introduction by heralded WSM and Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.

Legendary Bluegrass Artist Doyle Lawson to be Inducted into IBMA Hall of Fame

Doyle LawsonNashville, TN -- The IBMA has announced that Doyle Lawson will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the 23rd Annual IBMA Awards to be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also nominated as IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for “I Saw Him Walk Out of the Sky.”

Ricky Skaggs to be Inducted into GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Though Ricky Skaggs may be more widely known for his Country and Bluegrass music, there is another format that remains very near and dear to his heart -- Gospel. In fact, it was Gospel hymns that ignited Skaggs’ love affair with music. To date, almost every album Skaggs has released has included at least one Gospel, Christian, or inspirational Country song. On August 14, Skaggs’ adoration for the genre comes full circle when he is inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Inductions June 9 Include Bluegrass

Cindy BaucomWilkesboro, NC -- The Wilkes Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony at the Stone Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The 2012 inductees include: George Hamilton IV, Nationally Known Artist; Robert "Tut" Taylor, Master Musician and Tradition Bearer; DeWitt "Snuffy" Jenkins, Regional Musician; David Holt, Recording Industry; The Chuckwagon Gang, Gospel; Cindy Baucom, Promoter, Organizer, and Special Contributor; Charlie Poole, Pioneer Artist; William "Oliver" Swofford, Honorary Inductee; and Dr. T. R. Bryan for a special Wilkes County Heritage Music Award.

SGMA Announces the Class of 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Charlie Waller, SGMAThe Southern Gospel Music Association’s (SGMA) announced April 5 the 2012 inductees to the SGMA Hall of Fame. Dr. Jim Goff, induction committee chairman, made the announcements: in the living category, Jim Hill and Buck Rambo and in the deceased category, Charlie Burke, Stuart Hamblen, Geraldine Morrison and Ace Richman.

Del McCoury Releases 'Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe' Tribute Album

Old Memories - The Songs of Bill MonroeThis September marks the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe's birth, and not surprisingly, there have already been plenty of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass Music, with more still to come. But when listeners turn to Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe -- released digitally September 27th with a 150 gram vinyl release following on October 25th -- what they hear won't be the result of a carefully crafted campaign, but the result of a decision that was as spontaneous as it was inevitable—because for Del McCoury, Bill Monroe's legacy isn't just a matter of history, but something that's as immediate and personal as the guitar he picks up every time he gets ready to play.


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