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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies

The music great passed away on Thursday (23Jun16) following a long battle with skin cancer. His grandson, bluegrass artist Nathan Stanley, confirmed the sad news on his Facebook page, writing, "My heart...

Ralph Stanley Inducted As Fellow Of American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

Country music legend Ralph Stanley has been honoured for his career achievements with an induction into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts.The 87-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member added...

Ralph Stanley Bowing Out Of Touring With 80-Date Tour

Country music legend Ralph Stanley is to bow out of touring with a 14-month-long final trek, beginning in October (13).The 86-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member will play his final show in December, 2014....

Bluegrass Star Injured

Bluegrass great RALPH STANLEY was sporting a black eye at the Stagecoach country music festival in California on Sunday (26Apr09) after taking a nasty fall at his home in West Virginia the day before. The 82-year-old...

Stanley To Play For The Queen

Bluegrass stalwart RALPH STANLEY will sing for THE QUEEN and her husband, Prince Philip, when they visit Richmond, Virginia on Thursday (03May07) to address the state's General Assembly. The Queen is in the state to...

Stanley Honoured With Medal Of Arts

Bluegrass legend RALPH STANLEY was honoured with the US National Medal of Arts by PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH in the White House's Oval Office yesterday (09NOV06). The 79-year-old country great joined stars like actress CYD...

Bluegrass Star Fighting For Life After Accident

Bluegrass legend ERNIE THACKER is fighting for his life in a Virginia hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a traffic accident. Thacker's family has been keen to keep the news of the mandolin player's condition...

Country Stars To Shine At Opry's Birthday Bash

Retired country star GARTH BROOKS will join TRAVIS TRITT and RALPH STANLEY among others to wish music mecca the Grand Ole Opry a happy 80th birthday next month (11OCT05). The Friday and Saturday shows...

Stanley Brothers Honoured In New Musical

Bluegrass legends THE STANLEY BROTHERS are being honoured with a new stage musical all about their career. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: THE STORY OF THE STANLEY BROTHERS opened last night (25AUG05) in Abingdon, Virginia....

Stanley Recovering After Heart Surgery

LATEST: Bluegrass legend RALPH STANLEY is recovering in a Tennessee hospital after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old singer/songwriter underwent the surgery on Monday (27JUN05) after a routine physical reveal clogged arteries....

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