Country Artists Turn Out to Help Lay Ralph Stanley to Rest

Country Artists Turn Out to Help Lay Ralph Stanley to Rest

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Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley, who passed away on June 23rd, was laid to rest Tuesday evening (6-28) after a public service that included words and performances from Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Jim Lauderdale, Ricky Skaggs, and other close friends and well-known performers in front of the crowd assembled at the Hills of Home Park in Coeburn, VA where Ralph Stanley’s annual music festival has been held since 1970. Stanley’s immediate family flanked the stage, with Stanley’s coffin draped with an American flag as the centerpiece.

“Ralph Stanley made a joyful noise,” said Jim Lauderdale. “As we go on, let’s make a joyful noise for Ralph, because he’ll always be…



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