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Grand Ole Opry

Roy Acuff (center) and Pap Wilson (left) with Bashful Brother Oswald on the Grand Ole Opry , early 1940s. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry Archives On November 28, 1925, a fiddler named Uncle Jimmy Thompson was the first performer on a little radio show broadcast out of Nashville called the...
1989 NEA National Heritage Fellow (and National Medal of Arts honoree) Earl Scruggs, whose three-finger style of banjo picking helped elevate the popularity of bluegrass music, passed away last week. To celebrate his art, the Country Music Hall of Fame shared with us a clip of Scruggs with Lester...