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Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com.As always, Mike and Caroline will share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. And this week brings a new installment of FIELD PICKIN’, and a visit with a guy who practically grew up on a bus -- specifically, the Bluegrass Bus Museum! He’s worked for the International Bluegrass Music Museum, the John Hartford Memorial Festival, Music City Roots, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bluegrass Underground, Hatch Show Prints. He’s winner of a CBA Volunteer of the Year Award, and a Momentum Award from IBMA for Industry Involvement. He’s also the founder of a hotel jamming festival, South State 48, in Carlsbad, California. He’s creative, innovative, and enthusiastic, and he’s out there in the field, instigating the bluegrass for all of us to enjoy! Join us for Field Pickin’ with Danny “Hootenanny” Clark!In a new segment called RISE AND SHINE, we’ll meet a spectacularly talented young couple from Mike’s neck of the woods. Fiddler Michael Cleveland first told us about the duo Montgomery Church. And in our first installment of Rise and Shine, singer/songwriter/musicians Cielle Montgomery and James Church will sit down with us to talk about their influences, their writing, their recordings, and their music they make together in the beautiful Snowy Mountains south of Sydney, Australia! Check it out starting Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, at podomatic.com/podcasts/mkear or on iHeart radio, Apple/iTunes, Amazon Music, Player FM, Audible, or wherever you catch your favorite podcasts! And join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/bttop20 for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more!
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as we count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com.As always, we'll take a look at Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana and Gospel charts. We'll share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. And this week brings a very special installment of one of our favorite segments. We'll celebrate the birthday of the father of the bluegrass banjo, EARL SCRUGGS, born January 6th, 1924, with our very special guest, banjo master TONY TRISCHKA, whose birthday is January 16th! Tony will tell us how Earl’s style, which is as thoughtful and nuanced as it is driving and electrifying, has influenced his own music. And as we sample clips from BOTH artists from Tony's handpicked selection of tunes, we’ll talk about Earl’s legacy, and how Tony carries it forward today!And you’re invited to come along on a little trip in Mike & Caroline's BIG BLUEGRASS TIME MACHINE! This week we’ll take a little tour of some bluegrass milestones that have happened over the years in the month of January. We'll travel all the way from 1886 to one particular late night just this past week in January 2023, and we'll hear some truly fantastic bluegrass music along the way! Step aboard, find your seat and buckle in; there's plenty of room! You won't even BELIEVE how much fun we're gonna have as we travel through time, listening tothe bluegrass grow!Check it out this Sunday, January 15th, 2023, at podomatic.com/podcasts/mkear or on iHeart radio, Apple/iTunes, Amazon Music, Player FM, Audible, or wherever you catch your favorite podcasts!And join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/bttop20 for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more!
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com. As always, Mike and Caroline will take a look at Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana and Gospel charts. They'll share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. And this week brings a very special new segment: The Tiny Bluegrass History Lesson! For our inaugural installment, we are going to talk about one of the most famous venues in bluegrass history! It's been around for almost 50 years. It's a humble dive in the midst of an increasingly sophisticated metropolis. It serves almost nothing but beer and pimento cheese with Ritz crackers. And it's known as one of the friendliest, most welcoming venues in town, with a stage that has welcomed some of the biggest stars in bluegrass music. Let’s take a little trip to Nashville’s famous STATION INN! We’ll also meet a fellow who’s been a touring musician since he was a teenager, a guy who’s made a name for himself in all kinds of bands, including the Mashville Brigade, Mountain Heart, the Likely Culprits... and let’s not forget his turn as brother Darrel from the Darrell Brothers of Mountain Twerker fame. On February 10th, he'll release his second solo project in 24 years! In a new segment of Pickin’ On The Pickers, we’ll hear about the musical adventures of singer/songwriter/mandolinist ASHBY FRANK. Check it out this Sunday, January 8th, 2023, at podomatic.com/podcasts/mkear or on iHeart radio, Apple/iTunes, Amazon Music, Player FM, Audible, or wherever you catch your favorite podcasts!  And join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/bttop20 for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more!
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com. As always, Mike and Caroline will take a look at Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana and Gospel charts. They'll share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. And as promised, this week brings a new episode of BIZARREGRASS! If you’re like practically everybody else on the planet, you probably love the music of the Beatles. This week, let’s all take a listen to what happens when BLUEGRASS and the BEATLES collide! And in a new segment of PICKIN ON THE PEOPLE, Caroline will have a visit with one of the amazing people who help plant the seeds and nurture the bluegrass we love so much. In this installment we’ll meet delightful bluegrass insider Lisa McCoury, wife of five-string flamethrower Rob McCoury, mother of three awesome McCoury offspring -- Monroe, Del, and Vassar -- AND the woman behind DelFest Academy, the fantastic series of workshops held just before DelFest each year!Follow us on Podomatic at https://podomatic.com/podcasts/mkear, and check out the BTTop20 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bttop20) for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more! 
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com.As always, Mike and Caroline will take a peek at Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana and Gospel charts. They'll share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. And this week brings a visit with the mandolin/guitar duo Grassy Strings of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, in a segment of Pickin on the Planet! Mike and Caroline will also present an installment of Who Did It Best?, in which they present different versions of the same classic bluegrass tune for your consideration! This week they’ll be talking about that lovely and dark old ballad “Darling Corey,” sometimes known as “Dig A Hole In The Meadow.” In a special addition to this week’s episode, Caroline will share an excerpt from Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story, the book she co-wrote with Tim Stafford about bluegrass guitarist and singer Tony Rice, who passed away on Christmas Day in 2020. Follow us on Podomatic at https://podomatic.com/podcasts/mkear, and check out the BTTop20 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bttop20) for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more!
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com. As always, Mike and Caroline will take a peek at Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana and Gospel charts. They'll share some of this week's freshest, ripest bluegrass news. They’ll present a segment called “Pickin’ On The People,” in which they celebrate one of the incredible folks behind the scenes in bluegrass – people who aren’t famous musicians themselves, but who love and support the music. And they’ll share an exclusive interview with the Empress of Bluegrass Christmas herself, the magical fiddler/singer/songwriter Becky Buller!  Subscribe today, and check out the BTTop20 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bttop20) for advance notice of upcoming episodes, backstories and links for some of the show’s featured segments, and much more!  
Join Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia and Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawaii as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com.Mike and Caroline will also peek at this week's BT Grassicana and Bluegrass Gospel hits. They'll share some of this week's freshest, most exciting news from the world of bluegrass music. They’ll celebrate a few of December's Big Bluegrass Birthdays, including that of the amazing Jason Burleson from Blue Highway. And you can join them in Mike and Caroline's Big Bluegrass Time Machine -- there's plenty of room! -- to catch some spectacular live performances from the near and distant past! Come hang out with us in the BTTop20 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bttop20) and you’ll be the first to hear about every upcoming episode! 
Join Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia and Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawaii as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs on the charts according to BluegrassToday.com.  Mike and Caroline will also peek at the BT Grassicana Chart and play the top three Bluegrass Gospel songs. They'll share some of this week's most exciting news from the world of bluegrass music. They’ll include fascinating excerpts from an interview with John Lawless, editor of Bluegrass Today and a self-described foot soldier of bluegrass. And don’t miss the first installment of BIZARREGRASS! which will be exactly as crazy as it sounds! Come hang out with us in the BTTop20 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bttop20) and you’ll be the first to hear about every upcoming episode! 
Join Caroline Wright in Kea‘au, Hawaii and Mike Kear in Sydney, Australia as they count down the 20 hottest bluegrass songs  (including a new Number 1 song and five debuting songs) according to BluegrassToday.com. They'll also peek at the BT Grassicana Chart and play the top three Bluegrass Gospel songs. They'll share some of this week's most exciting news from the world of bluegrass music. And they'll discuss a classic bluegrass tune that's been recorded many times and wonder "Who Did It Best?" Join the BTTop20 Facebook group and tell Mike and Caroline about YOUR favorite version! 
The Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 Countdown, including some of the Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart and the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart. New episode every Sunday morning.
The countdown of the BluegrassToday.com Top 20 bluegrass songs, plus top hits from the Grassicana and Bluegrass Gospel charts, too!
The countdown of the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.
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