Stanley Slates Final Tour

Ralph Stanley slates final tour
Photo: Will McIntire.

Ralph Stanley, the revered country and bluegrass singer, will begin his final tour later this year. Slated to run from October, 2013, through December, 2014, the Man of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Dr.’s Farewell will include more than 80 performances accompanied by his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. Various country and bluegrass artists will appear as supporting acts.

Stanley,  a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, has won three Grammy awards (including one for best male country vocalist) and was the distinctive sound behind the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack album, which sold seven million copies. He also mentored the careers of Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks, and Charlie Sizemore, among others. For more, go to

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