Well, the numbers are in, and this year 88.1 KDHX has broadcasted music from well over 4,000 different albums released in 2011. Who knew that many albums were even released this year?
Cedar Hill presents themselves as a traditional bluegrass band, and they are, but perhaps not in the way that you might think.
For the veteran pickers of the SteelDrivers, patience has paid off. Individually, they've spent decades on the Nashville country and roots scene; together, bluegrass has become their truest calling.
It isn't easy being a string band in Nashville. If Music Row doesn't kill your spirit, the competition from the pickers will. But the Farewell Drifters more than hold their own.
For years, Darrell Scott has been one of Nashville's best kept secrets. But with his work with Robert Plant's Band of Joy and a stream of solo albums, fans of roots music have taken notice.
There are no easy labels for Darrell Scott. In his career he's been a first-call session musician in Nashville, a songwriter, performer, collaborator and producer -- and he recently toured with Robert Plant as part of his Band of Joy.
Last night, fans found refuge from the rain and had their spirits lifted by the Blind Boys of Alabama's moving performance.