Tag: Bluegrass music

Artist Countdown: Bruce Hornsby Top 25 – 12pm ET @brucehornsby

BruceHornsbyBruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances, Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations contained within.

Hornsby’s recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987 with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 1990, and the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 1993.

Hornsby has also achieved recognition for his solo albums and performances, his touring band Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, his bluegrass project with Ricky Skaggs and his appearances as a session- and guest-musician. He also collaborated with Grateful Dead and was a member of the band from September 1990 to March 1992, playing at over 100 shows during that period.  (Source: Wikipedia).

1 The Way It Is
2 The Valley Road
3 Every Little Kiss
4 Mandolin Rain
5 Across the River
6 Look Out Any Window
7 Lost Soul
8 Harbor Lights
9 Walk in the Sun
10 Fields of Gray
11 A Night on the Town
12 On the Western Skyline
13 Defenders of the Flag
14 Rainbow’s Cadillac
15 Set Me in Motion
16 Great Divide
17 Shadow Hand
18 Madman Across The Water
19 Straight, No Chaser
20 Two Kinds Of Love (with Stevie Nicks)
21 Prairie Dog Town (with The Noise Makers)
22 Funhouse
23 King Of The Hill
24 Fire On The Cross
25 Jack Straw

Artist Countdown: Alison Krauss Top 30 Hits 8pm ET @AlisonKrauss

ALison KraussAlison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.

She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards. As of 2012, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 41 nominations, making her tied as the most awarded living recipient, three behind the most honored artist, classical conductor Sir Georg Solti. She is also the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. At the time of her first award, at the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second youngest winner ever (currently tied as third youngest). (Source: Wikipedia)

1 When You Say Nothing at All
2 Buy Me a Rose (with Kenny Rogers & Billy Dean)
3 Whiskey Lullaby  (with Brad Paisley)
4 Baby Now That I’ve Found You
5 Please Read the Letter   (with Robert Plant)
6 Forget About It
7 Rich Woman   (with Robert Plant)
8 Stay
9 Missing You (with John Waite)
10 Restless
11 Find My Way Back to My Heart
12 The Lucky One
13 Coat of Many Colors (with Shania Twain)
14 Steel Rails
15 Teach Your Children  (with The Red Hots)
16 I’ve Got That Old Feeling
17 Baby Mine
18 New Fool
19 Looking in the Eyes of Love
20 Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) (with Robert Plant)
21 Every Time You Say Goodbye
22 Maybe
23 Let Me Touch You for a While
24 Paper Airplane
25 My Love Follows You Where You Go
26 Stick With Me Baby   (with Robert Plant)
27 I Give You to His Heart
28 I Just Come Here for the Music (with Don Williams)
29 High Lonesome Sound (with Vince Gill)
30 9 to 5