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10 Questions: Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 Traditional country music has no greater ambassador than Marty Stuart. Whether using his acclaimed RFD-TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, as a platform for the music’s best practitioners, or sending his vast collection of country memorabilia on the road, so that fans can get a tangible sense of the music’s… Read more...


Remembering Earl Scruggs: 1924-2012

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From News, posted 3.29.12 Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs died on Wednesday, March 28 in Nashville. He was 88. “Earl Scruggs was traditional, and at the same time he was avant-garde. With Flatt and Scruggs he defined the banjo, taking it from rural stages to the Opry, then college campuses in the 60s, all the way… Read more...


Conversations: Béla Fleck & Earl Scruggs

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.06.09 Earl Scruggs died yesterday, March 28, in Nashville at age 88. In 2009, Mr. Scruggs talked with Béla Fleck about his legendary career. Are legends simply born, or are they made? In an exclusive interview for BMI MusicWorld, renowned bluegrass-jazz synergist Béla Fleck sat down with revered five-string banjo godfather… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducts Bob DiPiero, Flatt & Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr.

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From News, posted 10.18.07 NSAI Also Presents Annual Awards Bob DiPiero, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr. were honored for their songwriting contributions and welcomed to the esteemed ranks of the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame during the 38th Annual Hall of Fame… Read more...


Earl Scruggs Brings Out the Best

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.31.02 A bunch of billies blend their genre-clashing talents on the latest bluegrass musical masterpiece, Earl Scruggs and Friends. There's British-billy Elton John joining the maestro in the down-home Elton/Bernie Taupin tour de fields "Country Comfort." Sounding anything like a "Sir," Elton launches visions of… Read more...


Bluegrass Museum Honors Pioneers

From News, posted 4.16.02 More than 500 bluegrass professionals gathered in Owensboro, Kentucky, for the grand opening of the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) in Riverpark Center on April 11. Special guests included Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton, Owensboro Mayor Waymond Morris and nearly two dozen "first generation" bluegrass musicians who helped create… Read more...


CMA Announces 12 New Members to Hall of Fame

From News, posted 7.16.01 The Country Music Association has announced the 12 luminaries who will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. The 12 honorees include 10 special inductees selected earlier this year and two new members normally scheduled to be inducted for 2001. The special inductees are:… Read more...


Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.01 Need a renaissance man? Grammy-winning vocalist and instrumentalist, hit songwriter and producer, acclaimed photographer, writer-journalist - and Hollywood Hillbilly - that's Marty Stuart. Newly inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, Stuart tallied hits on major labels and crafted such ambitious projects as his critically acclaimed concept album… Read more...


‘Golden Voices’ Sing at Tribute Show

From News, posted 6.12.00 More than a dozen BMI legends were big winners at the Second Annual Golden Voice Awards (6/12), saluting "men and women who have given country music her voice." Hosted by Bill Anderson and Jan Howard, the show featured performances by Billy Walker, Mandy Barnett, and Steve Wariner, among others. The… Read more...