Dierks Bentley To Headline Tribute To Ralph Stanley

posted by Kristen Gates - 

Dierks Bentley will headline a tribute concert for late bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley on October 19th at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 

Dierks fell in love with bluegrass when he first moved to Nashville and would attend shows at Station Inn.

Dierks says he discovered bluegrass music when he first moved to Nashville at age 19. 

"I discovered these guys and girls who passionately loved country and bluegrass music and they took me in. I was hanging out with the guys who really knew the music."

T-Bone Burnett, Heidi Newfield, T. Graham Brown, Daryl Worley, Shane Owensand Ralph's grandson Nathan Stanley will also take part. Ralph died last year at 89. 

Dierks did a bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge, a few years ago. 

Ralph Stanley was also a pioneer in banjo style. Bluegrass music has its roots in English, Irish and Scottish music.

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