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This website is dedicated to the memory of Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Dixie Hall, Rev. Carl Howard, Geoff Morris and many, many others which were artists, songwriters, performers, writers, promoters and "lovers" of this wonderful music, that no longer grace us with their presence. They will never be forgotten.
Welcome to the "new" WorldWideBluegrass.com, also known as The WWB! Founded in 2006 by Gracie Muldoon of Kentucky,. The website's programs were hosted by volunteers from all over the world;; Holland, USA, Germany, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and England; with thousands of hours of dedication by many, going into the project and music education. Their common goal was to educate and promote the music and the artists from all over the world which perform and write songs, to the level, not reached by many other genres. Bluegrass music, it's artists, style, "stories" , and resulting industry, have been greatly increased in size by the efforts of our volunteers, who worked without pay but for enjoyment, alone. We promoted Bluegrass, as it's own genre , in it's own right. Many online Bluegrass stations you see today, have sprung up from this station and the efforts of its' volunteers. We all take great pride in those results. We also want salute other terrestrial stations who included Bluegrass programs, along with Clyde Scott and his BluegrassRadio.org, which streamed Bluegrass 24/7 for several years before WorldWideBluegrass.com got it's start, and our listeners, were our inspiration for our endeavors.
The music of professional and amateur or "indie" artists from local and worldwide regions was offered up by its' hosts, for free listening and enjoyment, to all those who would take an interest in educating themselves about this music, More often, than not, the "indies" received their fair share of airplay and exposure, which solidified their place in a festival or concert talent lineup. Venues grew, careers soared, and Bluegrass was growing faster than ever, due to the hard work of the WWB volunteers.
In the fall of 2014, the website shut down. Many wrote and lamented the closing of the site, so much so, that with renewed hope and a different streaming platform, we've brought it back with good intentions of giving folks a place to hear nothing but great Bluegrass music, old and new, to once again, win as many hearts and minds, to this great music which we " 'grassers", all love.
The WWB Hall of Fame
Former Volunteers, Broadcasters & Staff::
Gracie Muldoon, Vickie Abbott, Terry Poirier,(Canada), Gary Reese (admin), Uncle Billy Dunbar, Bill Foster, Howard Perkins, Steve Bilbrey,Dana Allen, Arthur Zilkowsky (Nova Scotia), Jeff DeFord, Ken Hamilton,Charlie Hall, Gary Booher, Eric Cole, Hans Wolters (Holland), Karina Col (Germany) Ted Hatfield, Jim Chatfield, Matthew Coleman, Jay Armsworthy, Debi and Ernie Evans, Ronnie Norton (Ireland), Hal Cottrell, Heather Mandich Carrigan (New Zealand), Poppy Tim Cahall, Tamara Becknell (admin) Mike Rule (Australia,technical) Tim "Doc" Carter, Les Sears, "River" Terri Powell, Becky Taylor, Lee Elliott and Moonbeam, Gary Williams, Jim Ellis, Julie Raye, Roger Randolph, Skip Ogden, Jean Johnson, Samantha Farnsworth (writer), Steve Martin, Stu Vincent,(England) William Gerringer, Carl Towns, Tyler Williams, Andy Hunt and saving our best for last mention, the late, beloved Geoff Morris (Australia), our first international host, one of many. These are honorable mentions of folks that at some time, past or present, devoted their time, talents and efforts to the growth of our streaming site, either as host, administration, writers and/or technical support. ALL were volunteers and extremely appreciated. Any names left off were unintentional. Please contact WorldWideBluegrass.com to have your name added if you were on staff. The names were listed in no particular order, but at recollection.
We also want to thank our many fans and listeners for taking part in this Bluegrass experiment! They not only gave of their time , "favors" and encouragement, but also inspired us to hold on to this effort, when days were not so bright and sunny. They, too, are responsible for the wonderful music you will experience streaming from this site. You know who you are, and we will never forget how you touched our lives many times. In the words, of our great, talented friend,
Mr. Morris, "No worries! " .