Sam Bush At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in 1952 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sam Bush is associated with the creation of the Newgrass style. Bush is a bluegrass artist that has been performing since he was a teenager. As a young adult, he was the three-time winner of the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest junior division in Weiser, Idaho. In 1969, he joined together with his mentor Wayne Stewart and banjoist Alan Munde for the instrumental album Poor Richard’s Almanac. In 1970, he attended the Fiddlers Convention hosted in Union Grove, North Carolina, where he was awestricken by the progressive bluegrass sound of New Deal String Band, inspiring him to move to Louisville, where he joined the Bluegrass Alliance. The following year, the band broke up and reformed as New Grass Revival.