Great tunes are always those that tell stories. One that has not lost its appeal is Flatt and Scruggs’s “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” the famed theme song for the TV show, The Beverly Hillbillies, which ran in 1962. Both the ...

Bluegrass tune has become an underrated type of sound in country music. Although the two genres differ in many ways, it is undeniable that both still encompass each other. Legendary bluegrass duo Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs have been one ...

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 ...

Fifty-six years ago, on November 26, 1962, Columbia Records released “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,”  performed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. This became the opening and closing theme for The Beverly Hillbillies, a CBS sitcom that aired from 1962 ...