Bluegrass Music News

‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Soundtrack Gets 10th-Anniversary Reissue
In case you weren't one of the nine million people who purchased it the first time around, UMG is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' soundtrack by reissuing it with a second disc, packed with unreleased tracks. The Deluxe Edition reissue, due August 16, adds a 17-track bonus disc to the original soundtrack - including 13 songs that were recorded during the origina
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s ‘Fishin’ Goes Gold
Congratulations go out to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! Not only do they know what the top of Casper Mountain looks like, but their hit single, Fishin' In The Dark has become the band's first ever gold digital download. Woo Hoo!! I remember the first time that i ever listened to that song. The year was 1987. We were in 'Shorty's' sister's car, piled five high, and doing our usual weekend rounds,
Bluegrass Music: The Roots From The International Bluegrass Musical Association
The various types of music brought with the people who began migrating to America in the early 1600s are considered to be the roots of bluegrass music---including dance music and ballads from  Ireland, Scotland and England, as well as African American gospel music and blues. (In fact, slaves from Africa brought the design idea for the banjo--an instrument now integral to the bluegrass sound.) Read