Baylor, Donal

Baylor, Donal

DONAL BAYLOR From Capital City, Canberra, Australia. 1985-6, won the Australian National Fiddle Contest. He also was a runner-up in the National Flat-pick Guitar Championship. 1990, was the first Austalian fiddle player to qualify for the Gra

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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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Gibson, Glenn

Gibson, Glenn

GLENN GIBSON From Louisville, Kentucky Has played Dobro™ with Gary Brewer, Karl Shifflett, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland. Has also spent time playing with Louisville-area bands “Cast Iron Airplane” and the “Corn Island Band.” Took tim

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Atkins, Bobby (and the Countrymen)

Atkins, Bobby (and the Countrymen)

BOBBY ATKINS (AND THE COUNTRYMEN) From Summerfield, North Carolina Plays banjo and leads band, “The Countrymen” 1953, worked and recorded with Jim Eanes 1953, 1958, 1961, worked with Bill Monroe (3 separate stints). 1956, worked with

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Corum, Pete

Corum, Pete

PETE CORUM (AND RISING SUN) From Burlington, North Carolina. Real name is Jervis Corum. Pete is a nickname. 1975, played bass with Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass. 1980, released “House of the Rising Sun” album on Programme Audio label

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Bell, Delia

Bell, Delia

DELIA BELL (See BILL GRANT AND DELIA BELL)

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Burge, Rachel (and Blue Dawning)

Burge, Rachel (and Blue Dawning)

RACHEL BURGE AND BLUE DAWNING From West Virginia. Majored in music at Glenville State College and played mandolin in the GSC Bluegrass Band. After college, she formed an all-girl bluegrass band called Mountain Fury. Lizzie Long was also a mem

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Smith, Gerald

Smith, Gerald

GERALD SMITH From Statesboro, Georgia. Has lived in Nashville since 1986. He is a singer/songwriter with several number one songs to his credit including “What Part of No” (Lorrie Morgan) and “Every Minute” (Collin Raye). His songs have been

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Pyatt, Dale

Pyatt, Dale

DALE PYATT From Viburnern, Missouri (in the Ozarks). Grew up in Columbia, Missouri. A singer/songwriter who co-wrote the song “Life Goes On,” from the award-winning album Life Goes On by “Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.” Wrote “Run Secret

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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

LOST HIGHWAY From Southern California (Riverside County). 1974, the original band was formed by Dave Dickey (guitar), Walden Dahl (mandolin), Pat Brayer (fiddle), Nick Haney (bass) and Lauren Seapy (banjo). 1978, Dahl and Brayer left the band.

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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!