Bill Monroe

Announcing Bill Monroe's Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

The 46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will be held June 9 – 16, 2012 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana.  The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 50 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and so much more.  Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or

Peter Rowan & The Mosier Brothers On Tour in June

We are thrilled to announce Peter Rowan will be joining The Mosier Brothers for a series of select shows!

"A Natural Thing" by Audie Blaylock & Redline

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single, “A Natural Thing” by AUDIE BLAYLOCK & REDLINE. The song was written by Harley Allan and includes the talents of Audie Blaylock (lead vocals, guitar), Jesse Brock (mandolin); Patrick McAvinue (fiddle); Russ Carson (banjo); and Jason Moore (bass).

New Single 'Tomorrow' by Bluegrass Artist, Niall Toner

Award-winning Irish songwriter and bluegrass artist, Niall Toner, is pleased to announce the new single, “Tomorrow,” is now available to radio stations on Airplay Direct.  The song is from his upcoming album, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS, set for release on Pinecastle Records in the fall of 2012 in conjunction with

Del McCoury Releases "Old Memories" CD In Time For Grammy's

The Del McCoury Band’s tribute to Bill Monroe, Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe, will be released on CD just in time for the Grammy Awards.  The album was previously released digitally and on vinyl in September 2011 and received a Grammy nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album” in December.

Del McCoury Band Scores Grammy Nomination For "Old Memories"

The Del McCoury Band has garnered critical raves for their latest effort, Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe. This tribute to the man widely considered to be "The Father Of Bluegrass Music" has now also been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Old Memories was just nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be airing live on CBS February 12th, 2012.

Rounder to release Tony Rice's 'The Bill Monroe Collection'

Over the past year’s Bill Monroe Centennial there have been numerous anthologies of various artists doing their versions of his music, restating the enormity of Bill Monroe’s legacy on the entire field of bluegrass music.

Laurie Lewis Releases New Album 'Skippin' and Flyin' Today

Bay Area “bluegrass/folk star” Laurie Lewis releases today her new full-length recording, called “a beautiful and landmark album” and “magnificent” by Country Standard Time, a heartfelt tribute to Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe entitled SKIPPIN’ AND FLYIN’ (Spruce and Maple Music) that captures Lewis’ GRAMMY-winning vocals and special songwriting and arranging.

Laurie Lewis To Release New Album 'Skippin' and Flyin' October 18

Bay Area fiddler extraordinaire Laurie Lewis, called a “bluegrass/folk star” by the San Francisco Chronicle, will release her latest album, a heartfelt tribute to Bill Monroe, SKIPPIN’ AND FLYIN’ (Spruce and Maple Music), on October 18.

Del McCoury releases "Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe"

This 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