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Last of the First Generation: Dr. Ralph Stanley Dies at 89

Dr. Ralph StanleyBill Monroe. Flatt & Scruggs. The Stanley Brothers. Ralph Stanley was the last man standing, carrying the torch for the original pioneers of bluegrass music alone since the death of Earl Scruggs in the spring of 2012. Today, June 23, 2016, "Dr. Ralph," as he was known, died at his home in the same mountains of southwestern Virginia where he was born in February 1927. Ralph Stanley was 89 years old.

Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Hospitalized After Fall

Dr. Ralph StanleyBluegrass and mountain music legend, Dr. Ralph Stanley, 88, was hospitalized last week following a fall that caused a small fracture in his pelvis. The banjo artist underwent minor surgery last Saturday. Stanley's grandson, Nathan Stanley, reports that “Dr. Stanley is recovering from a small pelvic fracture. He is doing great and expected to have full recovery.”

Music Legend Ralph Stanley Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Concert

Dr. Ralph StanleyManassas, VA -- In 1945, a young Ralph Stanley joined his brother, the late Carter Stanley to form The Stanley Brothers, a pair that would go on to become one of the most influential music duos of all-time. They got their start calling into a local radio station in Norton, Va, where they would sing songs over the phone. After 7 decades, three Grammy awards and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Dr. Ralph Stanley has no intention on slowing down as he hits the 70-year milestone. To commemorate this accomplishment, he is playing a special show in Manassas, Va. on October 9 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. He will be joined by his Grandson, Dove-award winner Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys for this momentous occasion.

Nathan Stanley Talks about "The Legacy Continues"

The Legacy ContinuesNathan Stanley's latest release, The Legacy Continues is being released tomorrow. The album features Dr. Ralph Stanley and Brad Paisley. A Track-by-Track where Nathan discusses this album is later down in this article.

Stars Come Out to Celebrate Dr. Ralph Stanley's 88th Birthday

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center will be hosting their annual fundraiser on February 21st to celebrate trailblazing legend Dr. Ralph Stanley's 88th birthday. The star-studded event will feature performances from Country mainstay Lee Ann Womack, Bluegrass prodigy Nathan Stanley, rising stars Virginia Whirlwind and more. The annual event will take place at The Holiday Inn in Bristol, VA. You can learn more about the event and the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center HERE.

Dr. Ralph Stanley's New Cracker Barrel Album Available

 Man of Constant SorrowLebanon, TN -- Musical icon Dr. Ralph Stanley released his latest CD today. Man of Constant Sorrow is now available exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com for $11.99.

Dr. Ralph Stanley - New Cracker Barrel Album Due January 19

 Man of Constant SorrowLebanon, TN -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and three-time GRAMMY Award winner and International Bluegrass Hall of Honor inductee Dr. Ralph Stanley announce the upcoming CD release of Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which will be available on Jan. 19, 2015, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at www.CrackerBarrel.com.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences to Honor Dr. Ralph Stanley

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- Trailblazing musician Dr. Ralph Stanley has been elected a fellow in the humanities and arts category of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a class that also includes actor and director Al Pacino, novelists John Irving and Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic, Robert Ballard, among others. Dr. Stanley will be honored in a ceremony taking place Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Dr. Ralph Stanley Signs With Vector Management

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- Musical titan Dr. Ralph Stanley has signed to Vector Management for career management, joining a roster that includes some of the most iconic musicians, chefs and public figures in the world. Ken Levitan, Vector co-president and founder, welcomes Dr. Stanley saying, “We are honored to be working with such a legendary, prolific artist. He is truly a musical treasure of this generation.”

Ralph Stanley Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville -- Trailblazing musician Ralph Stanley has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a class that also includes actor and director Al Pacino, novelists John Irving and Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic, Robert Ballard, among others.

Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley Receives Second Honorary Doctorate

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- On Monday, May 19, Yale University awarded bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley the Doctor of Music degree at ceremonies in New Haven, Connecticut that also saw honorary degrees going to World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, poet Rita Dove and actor Anna Deavere Smith, among others. Stanley’s award was presented by Yale president Peter Salovey, a bluegrass enthusiast himself who plays bass in a band called Professors of Bluegrass.

Huck Finn Hosts Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent

Ralph StanleyOntario, CA -- Huck Finn Jubilee, California’s jam and bluegrass festival, will sport three days of music this Father’s Day weekend, showcasing some of the top names in the industry including The String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, The Gibson Brothers and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, who will make his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn as a part of his farewell tour.

Ralph & Nathan Stanley to Appear on Song of the Mountains

Nathan and Ralph StanleyMarion, VA -- The legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and his grandson Nathan Stanley will appear on Song of the Mountains on Saturday, April 5th in Marion, VA at the historic Lincoln Theatre. This concert will be taped for broadcast across America on public television. Also on the show will be fan favorites the Jeff Little Trio, Michael and Jennifer McLain and the Banjocats and the Marshall Brothers and Highroad.

Shweiki Media Printing Co. to Sponsor of Old Settler's Music Festival

27th Old Settlers Music FestivalAustin, TX -- Shweiki Media Printing Company is pleased to announce that they will be serving as sponsors for the 27th annual Old Settler's Music Festival and showing their support by taking care of the printing needs for the four-day Texas Hill Country event.

Ralph Stanley Adds Huck Finn to Farewell Tour

Ralph StanleyOntario, CA -- The Legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley will make what is right now his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn Jubilee as part of his “Man of Constant Sorrow: The Dr.’s Farewell” tour, event organizers announced today. His farewell performance will be accompanied by a spectacular lineup of performers which include The Gibson Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sam Bush, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Rhonda Vincent, The Boxcars, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and other top-name entertainment still to be announced for the June 13-15 jamboree, held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, Calif.

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