BY TOM NETHERLAND
SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER
Friends and neighbors, that’s Ralph Stanley.
Sixty-three years after he first played in Bristol with his late brother, Carter, Stanley was honored in a tribute Sunday afternoon at the Paramount Center here.
Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance to benefit the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center in Clintwood, Va., the show featured a mix of country, bluegrass and gospel music with a dash of Hollywood tossed in, too.
Call it a tribute to a titan.
Stanley’s 17-year-old grandson, Nathan Stanley, organized, emceed, and sang a pack of fine songs.
“I want to make this an annual thing, paying tribute to my papaw, Dr. Ralph Stanley,” Nathan said. More...
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