April 6, 1883 – September 14, 1948 Remembering Vernon Dalhart

Remembering Vernon Dalhart (April 6, 1883 – September 14, 1948), born Marion Try Slaughter, was a popular American singer and songwriter. He is a major influence in the field of country music. Vernon Dalhart came to country music from outside the tradition, becoming a national star in the years just before more indigenous kinds of

February 8, 1958 – September 23, 1992 Remembering Steve Scruggs

Remembering Steve Scruggs (February 8, 1958 – September 23, 1992) played guitar, keyboards and banjo was the youngest of Earl Scruggs’ three sons. With brothers Randy and Gary, he was a member of the Earl Scruggs Revue, which their fathers started after breaking up in 1969 with longtime partner, guitarist Lester Flatt. He later played

February 7, 1928 – September 13, 1997 Remembering Joe Stuart

Remembering Joe Stuart (February 7, 1928 – September 13, 1997) who was the most versatile bluegrass musician ever. He worked as Bass Fiddler for Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their Foggy Mountain Boys. Along the way, he worked with about all the GOOD bands and finally landed a job with Bill Monroe as a

February 7, 1921 – September 13, 2011 Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper

Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper (February 7, 1921 – September 13, 2011) called the “First Lady of Bluegrass” – WILMA LEE (AND STONEY) COOPER: Wilma Lee, her parents and two sisters had a gospel group in the 1930’s called the Leary Family. Dale T. “Stoney” Cooper was hired as the Leary family’s fiddle player. He married

December 17 Remembering Roy Huskey, Jr. 

Remembering Roy Huskey, Jr.  (December 17, 1956 – September 6, 1997) a prominent American upright bass began his career at the age of 16 backing up Del Wood on the Grand Ole Opry in 1971. Huskey performed alongside musicians such as Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, George Jones,Steve Earle, Doc Watson and

September 27, 1929 – September 30, 2006 Remembering Josh Graves

Remembering Josh Graves (September 27, 1929 – September 30, 2006) was an American bluegrass musician. Also known by the nicknames “Buck,” and “Uncle Josh,” he is credited with introducing the resonator guitar (Dobro) into bluegrass music shortly after joining Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1955. He was inducted into the

September 29 Remembering Gene Autry

Remembering Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) America’s singing cowboy, during his career Autry scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. He died on 2nd October 1998 aged 91.

September 29 Remembering Clarence “Tom” Ashley

Remembering Clarence “Tom” Ashley (September 29, 1895 – June 2, 1967) an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as early as 1911, and gained initial fame during the late 1920s as both a solo recording artist and as

September 19 Remembering Lawrence Carlton Haney

Remembering Lawrence Carlton Haney, (September 19, 1929 – March 16, 2011), an American booking agent, festival promoter and songwriter and primarily active in bluegrass music. Once dubbed “The P.T. Barnum of Country Music” for his large personality, Haney is best known for the organizing first multi-day bluegrass music festival as well as influencing the careers

September 27 Remembering Charlie Monroe

Remembering Charlie Monroe (July 4, 1903 – September 27, 1975) was an American country and bluegrass music guitarist who was the older brother of the mandolin player Bill Monroe. Charlie Monroe was born on his family’s farm. His sister Bertha also played guitar and brother Birch, fiddle. Charlie, Birch, and Bill played together as a