Norman, Holly

Norman, Holly

HOLLY NORMAN From Powell, Tennessee (near Knoxville). A singer/songwriter who performed for many years as a cast member at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Her grandfather Bill Powell was a friend of Roy Acuff’s and a membe

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Moore, Nancy

Moore, Nancy

NANCY MOORE From Crawfordville, Florida. In high school, she played flute and oboe in her school band and was a drum major and band director. She started singing as a child in church. Her big break came when she was introduced to Tom T. Hall

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Lane, Shawn

Lane, Shawn

SHAWN LANE Born & raised in Fort Blackmore, Virginia. Lives in Walhalla, South Carolina. An original member of Blue Highway. Plays mandolin. 1990, worked with Lou Reid. 1991-1993, worked with Doyle Lawson. 1993-1994, worked with Ricky

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Long, Lizzie

Long, Lizzie

LIZZY LONG (LITTLE ROY AND LIZZY SHOW) From Lincolnton, Georgia. Lizzy is short for Elizabeth. Sings and plays all the bluegrass instruments and piano. She is the foster daughter of Little Roy Lewis. Has a degree in musical orchestra

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Hicks, Bobby

Hicks, Bobby

BOBBY HICKS From Newton, North Carolina. Lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Began playing the fiddle at age nine. 1954-1960, played fiddle for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, recording such classics as “Cheyenne,” “Big Mon,” “Scotland,” “W

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Campbell, Jimmy

Campbell, Jimmy

JIMMY CAMPBELL From Detroit, Michigan. 1987, moved to Nashville to play fiddle with Jim and Jesse. 1990, played fiddle with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. His fiddle is heard on “Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord,” Monroe’s last studio album

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King, Lori (& Junction 63)

King, Lori (& Junction 63)

LORI KING (AND JUNCTION 63) From Bloomfield, Iowa. 1993, began performing (singing and playing bass) with a group called Bluegrass Addiction. Her husband Joe was also in that band. She is the founder and director of Lori King Productions,

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Scott, Mike

Scott, Mike

MIKE SCOTT From Wautaga, Tennessee. Lives in Gallatin, Tennessee. 1972-1973, formed his first band at the age of 10, the Rocky Mountain Boys. 1974-1977, played with The Tennessee Bluegrass Four. 1978-1979, played with The Cumberland Mou

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Authentic Unlimited

Authentic Unlimited

AUTHENTIC UNLIMITED From East Tennessee. Formed in 2022. The core of this band was the final configuration of Doyle Lawson’s band Quicksilver when he retired in December 2021. From the Quicksilver band: Eli Johnston (banj0), Jerry Cole (ba

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Dixie Bee-Liners, The

Dixie Bee-Liners, The

THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS From Southwest Virginia Features singer/songwriter Brandi Hart, a Kentucky native who began singing in church at age 2. Also features guitarist Buddy Woodward, formerly an alt-country performer who worked with “The Ghost

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Boohers, The

THE BOOHERS (THE BOOHER FAMILY) From Johnson City,Tennessee. Formed in...

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Some Background

A great big howdy to ya, I’m Wayne Rice, a bluegrass radio programmer from San Diego, California. I began compiling this material in 1988 for DJ’s like myself who want to at least sound knowledgeable about bluegrass music on the air. Originally I published Bluegrass Bios® in a three-ring binder and sold it to DJs around the country … but now it’s here on the web and it’s free! Use it for your show prep, or just enjoy learning more about the amazing artists who play and sing bluegrass music. If you find errors or wish to make a suggestion, please contact me. Thanks!

Clark, Will

WILL CLARK From Pickens, South Carolina. Plays all the bluegrass...

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Watson, Trevor

TREVOR WATSON From southwest Virginia. Plays banjo with Shannon Slaughter....

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Indigo Roots

INDIGO ROOTS From Nashville. A family band (siblings) featuring Bethany...

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Ezra

EZRA From Oberlin, Ohio. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Jones (guitar/piano)....

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