Ralph and Carter Stanley were two mountain boys who took those mountains – along with their beliefs, customs, and folk songs – and wove them into a traditional bluegrass sound of absolute purity, modesty, and bewildering magnificence. The incomparable sound ...

Without Carter Stanley, there would never have been the Stanley Brothers – one of, if not the most, well-loved brother acts in the history of country music. Carter was the founding member and the driving force of the duo, as ...

“Man of Constant Sorrow” has an interesting history as to who wrote it. However, many believed that it was written by a blind man known as Dick Burnett because he was the first to record it. Burnett’s version is used ...

Christmas may be over but we can celebrate Jesus’ life and death anytime we want. His existence gave us hope, and Jesus taught us to love in many different ways and forms. Jesus’ death brought us salvation and washing of ...

The influence that The Stanley Brothers had in the music world can’t be overemphasized. Their songs “Angel Band” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” remain significant even up to the present. Another concrete indication that the bluegrass duo ...

“Good Old Mountain Dew” sometimes called “Mountain Dew” or “Real Old Mountain Dew” is an Appalachian folk song. Having two versions—Bascom Lamar Lunsford’s and Scotty Wiseman’s—the former written in 1928 and the latter in 1935. Both covers of the song are about moonshine. A ...

The Song In Brief A gospel music song, “Angel Band” contains lyrics that originated from an 18th-century poem written in common meter pattern.  Originally, the poem was titled as “My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast” which is also the first ...