Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Radio Show Playlist

Here are the latest songs featured on Knee-Deep In Bluegrass:

Them Blues-Lonesome River Band
Footprints In The Snow-IIIrd Tyme Out

Sad Wind Sighs-Grascals
Second Chances-Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
How Long Is This Train-Dan Tyminski
When You're Lonely-Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Dark Hollow-Rickey Wasson
Winter In Miami-Larry Sparks
Two Soldiers-Blue Highway
Call The Captain-Steep Canyon Rangers

Why Did You Wander / Flint Hill Special

Moneyland-Del McCoury Band
Music of the Mountains-Dailey & Vincent

Spotlight Artist: SAMMY SHELOR
Like A Train Needs A Track-Lonesome River Band
Long Way From Here-Lonesome River Band

Song For A Winter's Night-Tony Rice
Dark Shadows-Melonie Cannon
Midnight Tears-Steeldrivers

Doin' My Time / Bound In Jail All Night Long

Auld Lang Syne-Bill Keith

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thanks, Lilly!

Lilly Pavlak from Europe sent me these photos from "Carolina In The Fall". Thanks, Lilly!~CB

Monday, December 29, 2008

Carolina Panthers --WHEW!

John Kasay kicked a 42-yard field goal with one second remaining to give the Panthers a dramatic 33-31 win over the New Orleans Saints. With the victory, Carolina clinched the NFC South division title, claimed the second seed in the NFC and secured a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Come See Us Live In A City Near You In January!

Pickin a Bluegrass All-Star Jam

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meymandi Concert Hall RALEIGH, NC

Tickets: $30-$20members, $35-$25 public

Hosted by Cindy Baucom (of the nationally syndicated radio show Knee Deep in Bluegrass), the All-Star Jam showcases performances by more than 18 different award-winning bluegrass musicians, including Rob McCoury, Terry Baucom, Jason Carter, Steve Gulley, Kim Fox, Rob Ickes, Missy Raines, Alan Bibey, Mike Compton, Phil Leadbetter, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Tim Stafford, Mike Bub, Michael Cleveland, and Josh Williams. Pickers change from one tune to the next and the performances tend to be spontaneous, providing audiences with a once in a lifetime concert experience.

The show travels to Bristol, VA, the next day, for a Friday evening, January 9th performance at Virginia Intermont College.

Additional cities on the tour include:
Kutztown, PA

Stillwater, OK

And additional artists joining the tour: Sammy Shelor, Nicky Sanders and Byron Berline

Visit for details

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hope You Had A Great Christmas! is the day after Christmas. Terry and I finally have some time to relax. It was a wonderful holiday. In fact, we are still celebrating. We listened to Christmas tunes today...many, many cards from our friends and family decorate the wall...the candles are still glowing...the tree is still up...and the Christmas lights are burning. We won't even think about stopping the celebrations until- at least- the day after New Year's.

We spent Christmas Eve in Monroe, NC with Terry's Dad, Mom, Sisters and their families. We had delicious food and a fun time together. Terry and I exchanged gifts later that night. I had heard him mention a couple of times that he would enjoy having a metal detector, so that was one thing I got him. He and I are both huge fans of the Twilight Zone television series, so I got him the complete DVD set (I will enjoy that present as much as him!) He got me some cool tools for the kitchen, a beautiful antique cup and saucer and money to shop for a couple of new dresses.

Christmas Day, we had coffee with Terry's Dad and Mom, then headed out to Ashe County to my hometown of West Jefferson, NC, to spend time with my family. We enjoyed more great food there...ham, chicken, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and a nice variety of desserts. After opening gifts, there was Bluegrass. Terry, my Dad, my brother, Chris and I played some of our favorite Christmas and Bluegrass songs. My son, Houston, got a banjo from Terry and me. He is enjoying the Avett Brothers in Asheville, NC this weekend and again on New Year's Eve in Charlotte. My daughter Molly got make-up, clothes, money...and the youngest, Hunter, got several games, a football, back-pack and lots of Carolina Panthers gear. We spent the night with my Dad and Mom and headed back after breakfast Friday morning. After visiting with more friends on the way home, we got in and had some leftover turkey and turned on ESPN. (There are some great bowl games this weekend...and NFL on Sunday!)

Thanks to all the radio stations that aired the Special Christmas Edition of 'Knee-Deep In Bluegrass'. Terry and I had fun producing this show. We appreciate all the nice comments about the show. Your support means a lot to us, as we work to promote Bluegrass Music. We will be out several times in January with stage shows. I will posting more about those in a day or so. Take care and check back in on the site often. I will be talking with you on the radio and I thank you for listening.~CB

Monday, December 22, 2008

Carolina Loses Heartbreaker To Giants :-(

I had looked forward to this game all week long. It seemed like 8:15 pm Sunday would never get here. That is how much I was anticipating this great football game. The Carolina Panthers and The New York Giants (Super Bowl 42 Champions) had the prime time slot---Sunday Night Football on NBC. With a lot at stake (namely a first-round playoff bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs) the game got underway and The Panthers looked great in the first half. They dominated the first quarter and they dominated the second quarter without question. However (and this is the sad part...) they came out for the second half playing very, very conservatively...ultra-conservatively (if that's even a word...) Why not pass to Steve Smith and Deangelo Williams like you did in the first part of the game? It was working beautifully! The Panthers didn't hold on to their nice lead. They could have won with a John Kasay field goal in the 4th quarter (...and John Kasay's kicking is 'money in the bank'...except for this kick) It looked to be heading directly in the middle of the uprights...then a gust a wind shattered hopes of a win in regulation. During overtime, the Giants won the toss and elected to receive....4 and out...they punted to the Panthers...we couldn't capitalize during our possession. When the Giants got on offense again, they didn't let the victory get away from them. Terry and I were highly disappointed with the loss (we take our football pretty seriously...) Since the Cowboys lost over the weekend, the Panthers did clinch a spot in the playoffs (...and will likely win their division) It is on to New Orleans next to take on the Saints. I now officially put this loss behind us and look to the next game with positive anticipation!~CB

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Show Playlist

Tennessee Christmas---Rhonda Vincent
Mary, Did You Know---Sonya Isaacs

Linus & Lucy---Bela Fleck
My Christmas Dream---Josh Williams
The First Noel---Butch Baldassari
Last Month of the Year---Nashville Bluegrass Band

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem---Dailey & Vincent
Let It Snow---Ricky Skaggs
Back To Tennessee---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Christmas Guest---Grandpa Jones

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas---Russell Moore
Please Come Home For Christmas---John Cowan

Christmas Times A Comin'---Bill Monroe
Santa Claus is Coming to Town---David Grisman
Least That I Can Do---Carrie Hassler

Light of the Stable---Emmylou Harris
If We Make It Through December---Terry Eldredge
There's A New Kid In Town---WildFire

Sleigh Ride/Christmas Don't Be Late---Alison Brown Quartet

The Babe As A King Comes Down---Cherryholmes
Go Thee Down---Ricky Skaggs
O Christmas Tree---Rhonda Vincent
Joy To The World---Christmas Grass

When It's Snowing In The Mountains---Wildwood Valley Boys

Terry Baucom co-hosts and we have visits from the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sammy Shelor, Tim Stafford, Vince Gill, Jesse Cobb and Alison Brown.

Thanks for listening~~CB

Monday, December 15, 2008

Panthers 30 - Broncos 10

Terry and I are huge NFL fans...specifically- the Carolina Panthers. We are looking forward to the playoffs...and hope for a Super Bowl appearance this year.>

(Courtesy of
The Series: With the 30-10 win, Carolina earned its first-ever victory against Denver, giving the Panthers at least one triumph over every NFL team except two: the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. The Broncos lead the all-time series 2-1. After hosting Denver, Carolina has played a regular-season game at home against every NFL team. The Panthers finished the season with a 4-0 mark against AFC West opponents and have an all-time 9-7 record versus AFC West teams.

John Boy's Christmas Party

One thing I really enjoy this time of year is get-togethers with friends to celebrate the season! John Boy (of The Big Show with John Boy & Billy) hosted a Christmas party at his farm in Union County and a great time was had by all. We gathered in early afternoon and enjoyed snacks and college football. Terry loved chatting Jackie about college basketball...mainly because of her 'inside track' with some super players! Jackie's nephews are Stephen Curry of Davidson and Seth Curry of Liberty. She is really proud of them...and rightfully so...what a year they are both having!

While the pig was being prepared, John Boy impressed us with his shooting skills. The fire felt great. Robert D. Raiford thought so to, until he started the melting the soles of his shoes by being too close! The food was delicious. We enjoyed the evening with our friends. A big Thank You to John Boy & Eve for being such wonderful hosts!~CB

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Knee-Deep In Bluegrass"


Hour One:

Don't Believe--Cherryholmes
Snow Covered Meadow--Mark Newton Band

What Made Milwaukee Famous--Del McCoury
The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot--Special Consensus
Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me--Mashville Brigade
Who'll Watch The Home Place--Laurie Lewis

Christmas At The Old Home Place--David Parmley
Homesick and Lonesome--Aubrey Haynie with Carl Jackson
Reasons Why--Nickel Creek
I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World--Pine Mountain Railroad

Vintage Vault: DOC & MERLE WATSON
I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
Down The Road

Hour Two:

When You Were Mine--Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Favorite Christmas Memories--Grass Cats

Artist Spotlight Interview: JASON CARTER
Grey Eagle / Back Up and Push

My Poor Old Heart--Alison Krauss + Union Station
Cold Shoulder--Ralph Stanley II
Lord It's A Hard Road Home--Larry Stephenson
Around The Horn--Wayne Benson

Concert: Pickin' AllStar Jam, Bristol, TN
Drifting With The Tide--Ronnie Bowman
Goodbye Liza Jane--Bobby Hicks/Jason Carter

Working In The New Mine--John Cowan Band

Thanks for listening!~CB

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Congratulations, Grammy Nominees!

The Grammy Nominations have been announced. Congratulations to the nominees in the Bluegrass Catagory.

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe
[Skaggs Family Records]
* Del McCoury Band - Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Del McCoury Band
* The Ultimate Collection / Live At The Ryman
Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends
[Rounder Records]
* Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
[Skaggs Family Records]
* Wheels
Dan Tyminski

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Knee-Deep Playlist

(Hour One)

Little Cabin Home On The Hill-Ricky Skaggs & Ky Thunder
Casey's Last Ride-Country Gentlemen

Old Home Place-J.D. Crowe & The New South
Let Us Travel On-Del McCoury & Marty Stuart
I Can Go Back Anytime-Carrie Hassler
I Know A Little-Larry Cordle

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree-Rhonda Vincent
Too Good To Be True-Alecia Nugent
This Little House of Mine-3 Fox Drive
That's All I Can Say-Sierra Hull

Roll On Blues / My Better Years

(Hour Two)

Bluest Case of the Blues-Grasstowne
Christmas Is Near-Russell Moore

Spotlight Interview: TOM ADAMS
Red Line To Shady Grove-Tom Adams
Love Grown Cold-Lynn Morris Band
Ginny Whitt's-Tom Adams

So Long, So Wrong-Alison Krauss + Union Station
Don't Neglect The Rose-Larry Sparks
Drifting and Dreaming of You-Jim & Jesse
Florida Blues-Vassar Clements

"Live At The Ragged Edge":
Funky Mountain Special / Black Mountain Rag

If We Make It Through December-Terry Eldredge

Thanks for listening!~CB

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers 35 - Green Bay Packers 31
Nov 30

Panthers 35
Packers 31

Next game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dec 8 8:30pm ET

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

One thing is for sure...I have much to be thankful for. During this time of year, when we reflect on all the blessings in our lives, it becomes more and more apparent to me, just how much I have to be thankful for. Family is so important...and I have a great one. Terry and the kids (and the pets!) make each day a joy. Molly was in a pretty bad car accident about a week ago with her friend, Brittany and they both walked away with only bruises and scratches...for that, I am thankful. My Dad and Mom are both healthy...for that I am thankful. Terry's parents are doing well, too. His Dad recently had gall bladder surgery and is doing great...for that I am thankful.

"Knee-Deep In Bluegrass" recently added a radio station to its affiliate list. I would like to welcome all the listeners of 'The Wolf', a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, radio station. They broadcast a classic country radio format emphasizing country from the 50s-80s. "Knee-Deep In Bluegrass" will air each Sunday evening from 6 until 8.

I hope you can spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends, discovering all you have to be thankful for.~CB


Cabin Down Below---Gibson Brothers
Memories, Miles and Tears---Dale Ann Bradley

Letter To Home---IIIrd Tyme Out
U Stay Gone---Cadillac Sky
Somebody's Missin' You---Lonesome River Band
And The Wheels Turn---Melonie Cannon

Time Is On My Side---Ronnie Bowman
Mississippi River Let Your Water Flow---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Fox Run The Henhouse---Tim Hensley
Tarnation---David Grier

Vintage Vault-RED ALLEN
We Live In Two Different Worlds / Are You Waiting Just For Me

Clouds Over Carolina---Larry Rice
It's Time To Say Goodbye---Cody Kilby

Artist Spotlight: NICKY SANDERS & MIKE GUGGINO (Steep Canyon Rangers)
Lovin' Pretty Women / Be Still Moses / A Ramblin' Man Is A Ramblin' Man

How Many Times-Dan Tyminski
When Silence Is The Only Sound-Infamous Stringdusters

Concert: EARL SCRUGGS with Family and Friends
Salty Dog Blues / Ballad of Jed Clampett

Bringing In The Georgia Mail---Sam Bush

Thanks for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

North Carolina Banjo Clinic

Terry and I would like to thank Rod Johnston of Village Productions for hosting the North Carolina Banjo Clinic over the weekend in Burnsville, NC. We were pleased to see banjo students from many different parts of North Carolina, as well as, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Terry, Tom Adams, Graham Sharp and Mike Scott served as instructors. The weekend was topped off with an excellent concert by The Steep Canyon Rangers at the Burnsville Town Center. The Rangers invited Terry and I to do a number with them on stage. We picked the old Bill Monroe song, "Used To Be". It is always great to see the band and enjoy their music. I understand more Banjo Clinics (as well as other instruments) are in the works. It was a truly great experience...meeting new people, visiting with old friends and enjoying one of the state's most beautiful areas.~CB

This Week's Playlist

Just Another Gravel In The Road--Blue Highway
L.A. County--Ralph Stanley II

Cumberland River--Dailey & Vincent
The Day Before You--Melonie Cannon
More To Go To Heaven For--Darin Aldridge/Brooke Justice
Jump Back Barley--Russ Barenberg

Molly--Lonesome River Band
I'll Go Steppin' Too-Ricky Wasson
On The Wings of Angels--Barry Scott & Second Wind
Let The Big Dog Eat--Jim Van Cleve

Vintage Vault: CARL STORY
Don't You Hear Jerusalem Mon (1955)
Reunion In Heaven (1955)

Who Showed Who--Dan Tyminski
I'm Ridin' This Train--Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

I Can Only Love You (So Much) / Don't Believe / This Is My Son

I Wonder--Infamous Stringdusters
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms-Grascals
I Ain't Gonna Cry No More--Scottie Sparks

Concert: BOONE CREEK (1977)
Paradise / Walking In Jerusalem

A Little Change-Bradley Walker

Thanks for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

Hour One:

Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass & Open
Won't Be Coming Back-Infamous Stringdusters
Midnight Tears-SteelDrivers

Rocky Road Blues-Ricky Skaggs with Dwight Yoakam
Restless-Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Ain't No Way of Knowin'-Steep Canyon Rangers
Railroad Lady-J.D. Crowe & The New South

Julia Belle-Dale Ann Bradley
Ridin' Out The Storm-Tim Hensley
Voice of My Savior-James King
Deep Elem Blues-Andy Hall

Vintage Vault-OSBORNE BROTHERS (1968 & 1969)
Midnight Angel / World of Forgotten People

Hour Two:

Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On-Dan Tyminski
Choo Choo Coming-Cody Kilby

Artist Spotlight: Blake Williams
Brand New Set of Blues / Ridin' That Midnight Train-Williams & Clark Expedition

Moon Over Switzerland-Kruger Brothers
The Gospel Train-Mountain Heart
Patchin' It Up-Grasstowne

Concert Cuts: Lou Reid & Carolina
Missionary Good Book Man / Knockin' On Your Door

I'd Worship You-Lonesome River Band
Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass & Close

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tony Rice's Heartfelt Thanks To Veterans

I want to take a moment and try to express my heart felt gratitude to the veterans of this great land..
I know that it is not possible for me to email, or call you up individually and thank each and every one of you,..
And so, I hope that this letter will in some small way service, to let you outstanding men and women know, my family and I, are in your debt.
We cannot even to begin to imagine the sacrifice and suffering you people have gone threw for us.
Often being thousands, of miles away from your homes and loved ones, on our behalf's.
Being shot at, and often, shot up,...
Providing insurance that we Americans everywhere, have the freedoms we still enjoy today.
I have met so many musicians from communist countries, who risked the odds of death, to come here to the U.S.
To them, possible death by risking escape was a far better alternative, than to be denied the freedoms our veterans insure us.
Other musicians like myself, who felt they had something of value to offer, to the world threw their music..
However unless they could obtain freedom by escaping to come here, they had no vehicle of expression for their music,... it was dead,.. useless.
I have been privileged to sit in total amazement, while listening to their stories of how they escaped. The most amazing from Communist Eastern Europe.
Did you know Bluegrass is banned in certain areas of the world? I surely didn't, until shared that with me.
You veterans both in the "hear and now" as well as those walking the "spirit world" are amazing heroes to them, as well as to myself.
I again, wish to send my thanks, and love out to you, and your families, especially as this holiday season draws near.
If you are like me you might be having to tighten your belts this year. Our music industry has taken a tremendous hit with music pirating, compounded by this sagging economy.
I know many of you are still far away from home, fighting for your lives at this very moment, or out on ships, or stationed in remote locations, ....
Separated from family, friends and the freedoms we enjoy here at home, at your expense.
Just know my thoughts and prayers are not far from your sides, because I certainly feel compelled, to send my prayers your way.
Not just today, because its veterans day, but daily in my meditations and prayers.
To those who have told me that my music was of comfort to you, or got you threw the rough spots in battle....
I am most in your debt, for offering that tremendous validation of my music.
That is without a doubt the the highest honor any musician can ever achieve.
No music award could possibly ranks higher, for me.
If it were up to me, I would have have this federal government pay each and every one of you no less than one million dollars for your service.
Those who served both past, as well as present.
Whenever I walk out on a stage, know that I salute you, for providing me the opportunity to stand there and perform.

With Deep, and Undying Respect, Tony Rice

If you know a veteran or anyone on active duty, please cut and paste my letter into an email and send it on my behalf. Many Thanx, Tony

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Playlist for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

Song-Like A Train Needs A Track-Lonesome River Band
Song-Always On A Mountain-Chesapeake

SEGMENT #2–Bluegrass News
Songs-Ridin’ That Midnight Train-Williams & Clark/Turn Back The Clock-Larry Sparks
Songs-Wow Baby- Hunter Berry / Mountain of Love-Dick Smith & Mike O'Reilly Band

Songs-Where There’s A Road-Blue Moon Rising/Let Me Catch A Fish-Nothin’ Fancy
Songs-The Stone Was Rolled Away-Randy Kohrs/A Thousand Miles Ago-Kenny & Amanda Smith

SEGMENT #4 -Vintage Vault-DEL McCOURY (1974)
Songs-Rain and Snow / Hang Your Head In Shame

Song –Footprints In The Snow-IIIrd Tyme Out
Song –Bible By The Bed-Cadillac Sky

SEGMENT #6-Artist Spotlight-MIKE AULDRIDGE (part two)
Songs-Home From The Mills-Chesapeake / One Way Track-Chesapeake

Songs-Everything’s Gonna Be Alright-Dave Evans/One More Dollar-Nashville Bluegrass Band
Songs-Swing 42-Cory & Jarrod Walker/Walls of Time-Ricky Skaggs

Songs-I Haven’t Got The Right To Love You / Stompin’ At The Savoy


Song-Streets of London-Tony Rice
Show Close-Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall & Halloween Fun!

It was a great weekend with the family.  I hope everyone enjoys the pictures.  Terry and I spent the day Friday at the Metrolina Expo "Spooktacular"...a huge gathering of antique and collectible dealers.  The weather was great and we had a good time looking.  We each made a few purchases, too.  Friday night we were home to greet Trick-or-Treaters (while dipping into the big bowl of candy a little too often!)  Hunter and his friend, Calvin, dressed in 70's tie-dye, complete with afros.  (Come to think of it, they looked a little like Terry in "Boone Creek" days!)  Molly and her friend, Brittany, attended a Halloween Party.  Houston and his friends, Sam and Hugh, went to an Avett Brothers concert in Greensboro.  

Saturday we watched a lot of college football and enjoyed steak and mashed potatoes for dinner.

The leaves on the trees around the house are beautiful.  I love this time of year. ~CB

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This Week's Playlist

Song-The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line-Grascals
Song-One Step Closer To The Grave-Gibson Brothers

Songs-Take Me Back-Dailey & Vincent / Leaving On The Next Thing Smokin’-Marty Raybon
Songs-I’ve Seen Enough of What’s Behind Me-Melonie Cannon/LoveForThe Land-Andy Falco

Songs-Alaska-Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Shoe Goes On The Other Foot-Ricky Wasson
Songs-Take A Moment & Live-Barry Scott & Second Wind / Carter-Ralph Stanley II

Vintage Vault-JIMMY MARTIN (1959)
Songs-Hold Whatcha Got / I Like To Hear ‘Em Preach It-Jimmy Martin&The Sunny Mtn Boys

Song –When You Were Mine-Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Song –Life Of A Travelin’ Man-Blue Highway

Artist Spotlight-MIKE AULDRIDGE
Songs-(Little Rock Getaway) / Wait A Minute-Seldom Scene / Eight String Swing-Mike Auldridge

Songs-Leaving Baker County-Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Hullarious-Sierra Hull
Songs-Til The End of the World Rolls Round-Earl Scruggs w/Ricky Skaggs/Soldiers Joy-Mark O’Conner

concert-Seldom Scene Live at the Cellar Door
Songs-He Rode All The Way To Texas / Small Exception of Me-Seldom Scene (1974)

Song-Carved Our Names In Stone-Don Rigsby
Show Close-Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, October 27, 2008

Look WHOOOO Dropped By The Office

While there's never a dull moment at work, today was especially eventful, as The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, came by to talk about a new reality show that he will be starring in.  Since Flair lives in Charlotte, we have the pleasure of getting to visit with him quite often.  He is a really nice guy...and just as energetic hanging out in the studio as he is in the wrestling ring.

From his Wikipedia page:

Ric Flair, is a retired professional wrestler. Also known as "The Nature Boy," Flair is among the most well known wrestlers in the world, has been one of wrestling's biggest stars since the late 1970s. Flair is recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) as a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, although his actual tally of world championship reigns varies by source - some totaling as high as 20. In World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he also had two stints as a booker—from 1989–1990 and again in 1994.[5] According to WWE and PWI, Flair is an eight-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Championsix-time WCW Champion and two-time WWF/E Champion. Flair also won the 1992 Royal Rumble and the WWE Intercontinental Championship; he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This Week's Knee-Deep In Bluegrass Radio Show

Hi folks,

This week I will be airing The 19th Annual IBMA Awards Show on Knee-Deep In Bluegrass.  The performances that night were top-notch.  I wanted as many people as possible to get to hear what those in attendance heard on October 2nd at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Tune in for the Award Winners and Performances by:

Steep Canyon Rangers:  Lovin' Pretty Women

Blue Highway:  Through The Window of a Train

Grascals:  Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

SteelDrivers:  Drinkin' Dark Whiskey

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver:  Monroe's Mandolin

Del McCoury Band:  Moneyland

Dailey & Vincent:  By The Mark

Dan Tyminski Band:  Wheels

Infamous Stringdusters:  Three Days In July

Dale Ann Bradley:  Julia Belle

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder:  Toy Heart / The Lonesome River / Foggy Mountain Breakdown medley

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, October 20, 2008

Carolina In The Fall

This past weekend we enjoyed "Carolina In The Fall", a festival in North Wilkesboro, NC, hosted by The Kruger Brothers. It was a great time with our friends, Jens, Uwe, Joel, Bobby Hicks, Ron Block and family, The Snyder Family, Adam & Tina Steffey, George Hamilton IV, Steve Kilby, Herb Key and more. Thanks to Ted Lehmann for these photos.~CB

Monday, October 13, 2008

Playlist---Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

Wave Goodbye---Alan Munde Gazette

If This Road Could Talk---Jon Weisberger

Bluegrass News

Everybodys Somebody's Fool---Sierra Hull

Steal Away & Pray---Jeff Parker

Leaving Baker County---Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Golden Pond Getaway---Josh Williams

Midwestern Town---Ronnie Bowman

Your Selfish Heart---Scottie Sparks

Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darlin'---Hunter Berry

Hide Head Blues---Jim Mills


Lonesome Feeling / Louise

Down The Trail of Aching Hearts---Special Consensus

West Virginia Ground---Dwight McCall

Artist Spotlight: ASHBY FRANK

Take This Hammer---Mashville Brigade

Sycamore Hollow---Blue Highway

It Ain't Half As Bad As It Seems---Dave Evans

Family Bible & The Farmer's Almanac---Cory & Jarrod Walker

Feel This Way---Mickey Harris


Stray Dogs & Alley Cats

The Little Girl

Shady Grove---Tim Hensley

Thanks for listening!~CB

A Few More IBMA Photos

(above-with friends, Shelly Burleson & Jennifer Murphy
below-Terry & me (in Darren's Hat) with Darren Beachley & Jamie Dailey)
Ashby Frank (Special Consensus & Mashville Brigade)

dobro legend, Mike Auldridge

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We Had Fun

During one of the days of rehersal for the 19th Annual IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium, we took time to visit and sing from the stage steps.  Thanks for Jay Wilson from Premiere Radio for the photos.  Pictured with me are Ned Luberecki, Jamie Dailey and Chris Stuart.  More photos from IBMA coming soon!~CB

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Terry Baucom!

Today is the birthday of the love of my life, Terry Baucom. We have had a great day. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Basin Creek in Elkin, NC. Monday Night Football is on (go Vikings!...oops, New Orleans just scored...) We had birthday cake this evening. Terry has heard from many friends today, including Lou Reid and Jimmy Haley. A large part of Terry's day has included playing his Deering Banjo.

October 6 is also the birthday of these folks with close Bluegrass ties:

Sharon Gilchrist, Ray Deaton, Richard Bennett and Hogan Benson (son of Wayne & Kristin)

Happy Birthday, Bauc!