SteelDrivers Interview: Mike Fleming On Chris Stapleton, The GRAMMYs & His 40+ Year Marriage

SteelDrivers Interview: Mike Fleming On Chris Stapleton, The GRAMMYs & His 40+ Year Marriage

As most of you know, GRAMMY award winning group, the SteelDrivers, was the jump off spot for Chris Stapleton. I recently got to talk to SteelDrivers’ bass player, Mike Fleming, about their new lead singer, Kelvin Damrell, a Kentucky native, just like Stapleton, their recent GRAMMY win and Fleming’s successful 40+ year marriage. Check out my SteelDrivers interview below to learn all about this tremendously talented bluegrass band. [Read more…]

Ricky Skaggs Talks Hillary Scott, Chris Stapleton, Tommy Emmanuel & Mel Tillis

Ricky Skaggs Talks Hillary Scott, Chris Stapleton, Tommy Emmanuel & Mel Tillis

15 time GRAMMY winner, Ricky Skaggs, has had a huge influence on so many types of music including country, bluegrass, gospel and even Contemporary Christian, with his 15th GRAMMY win in this category, just since my last interview with him just over a year ago. As a singer, musician and producer [just to name a few of his many talents], Ricky Skaggs is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. In this interview, Ricky Skaggs talks to us about working with Hillary Scott, his thoughts on artists like Chris Stapleton and Tommy Emmanuel and the upcoming Mel Tillis Memorial where he will be performing a tribute.
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Suzy Bogguss Talks Merle Haggard, Roy Rogers & Reimagining “Aces”

Suzy Bogguss Talks Merle Haggard, Roy Rogers & Reimagining "Aces"

With hits like, “Letting Go,” “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South” and “Aces,” Suzy Bogguss has won numerous awards including the Top New Female Vocalist {1989} from the Academy of Country Music and a GRAMMY in 2005 for Traditional Folk Album. She has had 8 Top 5 Singles on the Country Charts and I will always love her version of “Take It To The Limit” on the album Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles, one of my favorite albums of all time and the CMA Album of the Year in 1994. My personal favorite song of hers is “Just Like The Weather,” and I am really looking forward to seeing her live this Thursday night at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, where she will be performing her hits as well as some Christmas favorites. I recently got to interview her and, I must say, she was just so friendly and bubbly that speaking with her was much like talking to an old friend.
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Critter From Old Crow Medicine Show Talks Bob Dylan, Busking And Boone, NC

Critter From Old Crow Medicine Show Talks Bob Dylan, Busking And Boone, NC

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Earlier today, I got to chat with Critter Fuqua from Old Crow Medicine Show. As everyone else in the free world, I am familiar with, and a fan of, “Wagon Wheel” from the Grammy winning group, but I have just started learning about their other music. Um, it rocks, people – especially the songs, “Shit Creek” {my personal fave}, “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer” and “Sweet Amarillo,” all off their album, “Remedy.” It’s interesting to learn that these Grand Ole Opry members made their way around North America in the early days on money they earned while busking. Not sure what that is? Read on to find out.
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