Eric Church performed for his fans at the Las Vegas country music festival two nights before the bullets flew, killing 58 and wounding hundreds. He sang a song Monday night at the Grand Ole Opry that he wrote for one of those fans, one of the 58 who died.
Tom Petty’s career spanned 40 years during which time he released 13 studio albums with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, three solo albums, two Mudcrutch albums, and two albums with the Traveling Wilburys, which also included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He was nominated for 18 Grammy awards and won three.
IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Molly Tuttle and her band play in the California Bluegrass Association suite Friday night, Sept. 30, 2017 after playing two shows earlier in the day at Wide Open Bluegrass.
John DeLuca and his wife Sandy, who are both visually impaired, had guides with them while attending Wide Open Bluegrass in downtown Raleigh Friday, Sept. 29 2017. PineCone, the organization that produces Wide Open Bluegrass in conjunction with the International Bluegrass Music Association, is providing guides to the visually impaired to the outdoor festival on request.
The Glorifying Vines Sisters got on a plane for the first time in August to travel to a festival performance in Lugano, Switzerland with the Music Maker Relief Foundation. The gospel group will be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass Friday night.
American musician Rhiannon Giddens, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, delivered a powerful keynote speech at the Raleigh Convention Center to kick off IBMA's World of Bluegrass on Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017. She declared that the question today is not how to make bluegrass more diverse, but how to "bring the diversity back to bluegrass."
Lila Brown's smooth classic rock rhythms and impeccable style drew a large crowd to the stage at the 20th annual Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday. Brown is a member of Secret Monkey Weekend, alongside her stepdad and sister. "My mom tells me that one of the most important parts of playing music with people is having fun," she said.