LEE ANN WOMACK, NATHAN STANLEY AND VIRGINIA WHIRLWIND SET TO CELEBRATE DR. RALPH STANLEY’S 88TH BIRTHDAY
Nashville, Tenn. (February 16, 2015) — The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center will be hosting their annual fundraiser on February 21st to celebrate trailblazing legend Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 88th birthday.
The star-studded event will feature performances from Country mainstay
Lee Ann Womack, Bluegrass prodigy Nathan Stanley, rising stars Virginia
Whirlwind and more. The annual event will take place at The Holiday Inn
in Bristol, VA. You can learn more about the event and the Ralph
Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center HERE.“I’m
looking forward to my 88th birthday celebration this year. I really
appreciate the Ralph Stanley Museum for honoring me this way.” – Dr.
Ralph StanleySo far, 2015 has been a roaring success for the Bluegrass superstar. His latest album Man of Constant Sorrow was released exclusively through Cracker Barrel in January. Rolling Stone calls the album “a dazzling mixture of fiddle-happy toe-tappers and mournful mountain ballads.” Man of Constant Sorrow features
collaborations with Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Dierks Bentley, Lee
Ann Womack and more. You can purchase a copy at your nearest Cracker
Barrel, or online HERE.About Dr. Ralph Stanley:For
over 6 decades he has become one of the most influential artists of all
time. Born in 1927 in Big Spraddle VA, Ralph Stanley was the second
child of Lucy Jane and Lee Stanley. In 1946, along with his older
brother Carter Stanley, they formed the legendary Stanley Brothers duo.
The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most
popular brother acts in Country Music history. The Stanley Brothers
traveled together for 20 years, recording some of the most mournful
mountain songs to date. In 2000, Ralph was
inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. In 2002, Ralph Stanley received his
first ever Grammy Award for “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” of the
haunting rendition of “Oh Death” that was featured in the movie and
soundtrack of “O Brother Where Art Thou.” In 2006, he received the
Living Legend award from the Library of Congress and National medal of
arts given by President George W. Bush. Ralph Stanley is not only an
American treasure, but an international Icon.