Hairl Hensley passes | WJCE - The Juice

One of the most familiar voices in country music has left us with the passing of Grand Ole Opry announcer Hairl Hensley on New Year’s Eve. He worked for WSM and the Opry for more than 35 years, and was 81 when he died. If you listened to the OpryRead More →

God Holds Tomorrow – The Churchmen | WJCE - The Juice

Just shy of celebrating thirty years as a band, bluegrass Gospel stalwarts The Churchmen continue to sound energetic and fresh on God Holds Tomorrow, their latest album for Mountain Fever Records. The album’s twelve all-new songs include four originals from banjo player Carroll Arnn as well as selections from suchRead More →

Curly Seckler passes | WJCE - The Juice

The bluegrass world has lost one of its last connections to the first generation of bluegrass artists with the passing today of Curly Seckler. He had turned 98 years old on Christmas day, and died peacefully just after noon in his sleep. Born John Ray Sechler in North Carolina, heRead More →

Scott Napier and Lauren Price engaged | WJCE - The Juice

With the loss of so many bluegrass artists over this Christmas, it’s nice to have some good news to share. On Christmas day, Scott Napier, mandolinist with The Lost and Found and Assistant Professor at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional music, and Lauren Price, the mandolin-playing half of TheRead More →