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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...


Majority of 2011 IBMA Awards Go to BMI Bluegrass Family

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From News, posted 10.03.11 The International Bluegrass Music Association Awards recognized the genre’s best on Thursday, September 29 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. From Bill Monroe to Flatt and Scruggs, bluegrass’s deepest roots are intertwined with the BMI story. The 2011 IBMA Awards celebrated that history and today’s torch-bearers, as BMI legends,… Read more...


Charlie Daniels to Be Honored as BMI Icon at Country Awards Oct. 18

From News, posted 9.07.05 BMI today announced that country music legend Charlie Daniels will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's 53rd annual Country Awards. The gala ceremony and dinner, which salutes the most performed country songs of the past year, will be… Read more...


Béla Fleck Broadens the Banjo’s Appeal

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.01 It wouldn't be an exaggeration to state that genre-bending banjoist Béla Fleck has revolutionized his instrument's place in contemporary music. With his eclectic combo the Flecktones, Fleck - who recently won Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Album (for his album Outbound) and Best… Read more...