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Bluegrass Artists Congregate at Earl Scruggs Center Opening

Earl Scruggs Center StatueScores of bluegrass artists converged on Shelby, North Carolina Saturday for the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South. The celebration include bluegrass, country and Americana artists who have either been influenced by Scruggs or have performed with him. Earl Scruggs is credited with the 3-Finger picking style that has become a trademark of bluegrass. Scruggs also performed many other styles and with a broad range of performers.

NC Governor to Dedicate Earl Scruggs Center at January 11 Opening

Earl ScruggsShelby, NC - After a half decade of planning and research, the Earl Scruggs Center—an interactive museum showcasing the life and music of bluegrass legend and Shelby-native, Earl Scruggs—will host the public for a full weekend of grand opening festivities. Located in the 1904 Shelby Courthouse on Court Square in downtown Shelby, NC, the center is home to a variety of exhibits that highlight the music, instruments and region that shaped Scruggs’ distinctive style.

Earl Scruggs Center Opening January 11

Earl ScruggsShelby, NC -- The Earl Scruggs Center will celebrate their Grand Opening of Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7PM. An array of bluegrass music artists will be sharing in the celebration events. Sam Bush will be performing for The Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening event. 'Remembering Earl: Music & Stories' will feature performances by Sam Bush alongside Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Rob Ickes, Jim Mills, Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. The center, Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South, is a tribute to Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, credited with the 3-finger style of playing the 5-string banjo that is a centerpiece of bluegrass music.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge at Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening

Darin & Brooke Aldridge BandThe Sweethearts of Bluegrass Music, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, will be performing at the new Earl Scruggs Center on January 11th. Darin and Brooke Aldridge, are from Cherryville N.C. and are one of the best duos in acoustic music these days. In 2011 the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) voted them an Emerging Artist of the year nominee two years in a row and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA) voted them as gospel group, album, and song of the year nominees.

Music Stars Open Earl Scruggs Center January 11

Earl ScruggsJoin The Earl Scruggs Center Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7PM, as they celebrate the Grand Opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South. Sam Bush will be performing for The Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening event in Shelby, NC. 'Remembering Earl: Music & Stories' will feature performances by Sam Bush alongside Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Rob Ickes, Jim Mills, Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. Enjoy a bluegrass "Jingle Bells" below, featuring Sam, Earl and more!

Earl Scruggs Center to Open this January

Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs Center - Music & Stories from the American South is scheduled to open January 11th of next year in Shelby, North Carolina. Cleveland County is nestled in the rolling piedmont of the southwestern portion of North Carolina situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Earl Scruggs Center will showcase the history, cultural traditions of the American South and the unique musical contributions of Earl Scruggs, the region’s most pre-eminent ambassador of music. Envisioned as a cornerstone for regional, cultural and economic development, the Center will serve as a cultural crossroads for visitors, students and residents.

Earl Scruggs' Banjo to Become Part of "Precious Jewels" Display

Earl ScruggsNashville, TN -- Legendary musician Earl Scruggs’ Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo will become part of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s “Precious Jewels” display, museum officials announced today. This banjo, which was Scruggs’ primary instrument and has never before been exhibited, will go on display July 12.

23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards and Honors

The Gibson BrothersThe Gibson Brothers took home the “Entertainer of the Year” Award at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 27, 2012 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson, along with their band (Mike Barber, Clayton Campbell and Joe Walsh) also picked up an award for “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” for “Singing As We Rise.”

Curly Seckler Celebrates 77 Years in Bluegrass Music at World of Bluegrass

Curly SecklerBluegrass legend Curly Seckler is scheduled to participate in an Earl Scruggs Storytelling Session during the IBMA World of Bluegrass event in Nashville later this month. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 25, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM in the 3rd Floor Lounge in the Nashville Convention Center. Others scheduled to take part include Haskel McCormick, Gerald McCormick, and Kent Blanton (and probably a surprise guest or two).

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Artist Lineup by Medley Recognition

Hardly Strictly 12San Francisco, CA -- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is announcing the confirmed artists in a unique way this year. By various medleys on the Artist Lineup website page, there are a series of medleys. As the artists are identified, their names are posted to the roster. The site says, "We are announcing confirmed acts for this year's festival through a series of music medleys each week. As you all guess them correctly, we post their names and photos in the scroller above, as well as a text list below. Good luck guessing and share your guesses with your friends!"

Foggy Mountain Special - A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs

 A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs almost single-handedly perfected and popularized the rolling, three-finger banjo technique ("Scruggs Style") that has become the signature sound of bluegrass music. Now, with his recent passing, this tribute album consisting of new recordings from many of the genre's best bluegrass pickers has become a memorial; his pervasive influence apparent on every track.

Library of Congress National Recording Registry Seeking Nominations

I Want You to VoteEach year since 2002 the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and members of the public have nominated recordings to the National Registry. The breadth of nominations received highlights the richness of the nation's audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations. Bluegrass music and related music (e.g., Charlie Poole) have a place in the registry. The Bluegrass music community is invited to contribute their suggestions for the National Recording Registry.

Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs out June 5

 A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl ScruggsBurlington, MA -- Earl Scruggs almost single-handedly perfected and popularized the rolling, three-finger banjo technique ("Scruggs Style") that has become the signature sound of bluegrass. Over a period of a couple of years, many of the best banjo players in bluegrass convened in Nashville to record this tribute to him. Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs will be released on Rounder Records. With his recent passing, this collection of never-before-released material has become a memorial album as well, for his pervasive influence can be heard on every track. Bluegrass banjo doesn't get much better than this.

Guitar Legend Doc Watson has Died

Doc WatsonArthel Lane "Doc" Watson, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Affectionately known as Doc Watson, the guitar legend, songwriter, singer and artist performed bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk and country music. He was highly regarded in the bluegrass music community for his guitar style and innovation.

Country Music Association Remembers Earl Scruggs

Earl ScruggsRemembering Earl Scruggs
By Bob Doerschuk
In all of American popular music, Earl Scruggs stands as one of the very few musicians who singularly changed performance practice on their instruments and in the process birthed an entirely new genre. Without him, bluegrass music as we know it would almost certainly never have happened. And countless young players might never have chosen the banjo as their vehicle for creativity.

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