Life down here is rough. Faith, throughout the years, has carried people to keep believing and holding on to hope. Funny how the idea of it often gets mocked. It’s a mere crutch Christian fanatics manufacture they say. But with ...

One of the pillars of country music, Bill Monroe was definitely a force to reckon with as he was one of those who revolutionized the music industry. Throughout his career that spanned for almost seven decades, Monroe is credited as ...

Benny Martin ((1928-2001) – A music prodigy gifted to Sparta, Tennessee. He’s one of the first and best in Bluegrass’ music world with his 8-string fiddling invention. Below is a sampler of his phenomenal performances. Me & My Fiddle II ...

Another treat for all Bluegrass buffs out there! Listen to Kentucky pride and songstress Patty Loveless’ dynamic delivery of Rise Up Lazarus. Rise Up Lazarus – Patty Loveless Gee! Hear the strength and wholeness in her voice. Loveless, indeed, fits ...

According to custom, people in Eastern countries remove their footwear before entering mosques, synagogues, and houses. Westerners conform out of respect, but a few perhaps, know the backstory of it. The custom can actually be traced back to an ancient ...

Lester Flatt (photo from biography.com) We should be proud of being able to accomplish what we set out to do. We wanted to be in a field to ourselves, we had a sound all our own.” – Lester Flatt Lester ...

Anyone here fond of bluegrass music? Can you play? If so, play and sing along with Audie Blaylock & Redline in “Cry, Cry, Darling.” Played in the key of “G,” it would be an easy follow for amateurs like us. Have ...

 One of the three popular hymns about Jesus’ redeeming blood, “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” also incorporates an upbeat rhythm. Hence, it’s good for the heart to sing along with the bluegrass rendition of this widely sang hymn of ...

Because I haven’t heard this played for quite some time, here’s a Southern Gospel song written by Ira Stanphill in 1949. “Mansion Over the Hilltop” by Dailey & Vincent This duo’s harmony never disappoints. By listening to them, you’ll get ...

Another distinguishing mark of country music is the oftentimes upbeat tempo we give our songs for laments. Take “Rocky Top” for one. It’s a reminiscing of the rugged way of living back on ‘ol Rocky Top. Having experienced the city life, ...

Why do I ask? Well, I and my peers back then had those times when we couldn’t wait for the children Sunday school to be over. It’s not because we didn’t enjoy being part of it. It’s just that we ...

As years drag on, the tune became a gospel standard among Southern Baptist. A good pick for a closing song for the whole congregation to sing here’s “Working On a Building.” “Working On a Building” by Bill Monroe I honestly ...

Here is another traditional folk tune that has been around for centuries. Notable recordings were made by The Stanley Brothers, Bob Dylan, and Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Other awesome performances were that of Union Station and Alison Kraus. Here’s a ...

Thanks to the Carter Family dynasties, other family acts prospered all throughout country music’s history. That said, today’s feature is a band hailing from North California and specializes in contemporary bluegrass. Here’s one of their awesome rhythmic gospel song that ...

Fun time of gospel jam with the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent. There’s nothing you won’t love in this clip. From Rhonda Vincent’s singing, the stunning instrumentation, and the playful banter! Have fun! Song’s Anatomy Packed with bible details and ...