FOX8/WGHP telethon raises over $122,000 for hurricane victims – help still needed

Dwight Yoakam, Steep Canyon Rangers in Merlefest lineup

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File photo: Charles Reece, a Boy Scout with Troop 335 out of First United Methodist Church in North Wilkesboro, directs bus traffic on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, N.C. This is Reece's third year volunteering with his troop at MerleFest. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

WILKESBORO, N.C. — Dwight Yoakam, Steep Canyon Rangers and Shannon Whitworth will be part of the MerleFest lineup, officials announced Monday. The Americana music festival is set for April 23-26 in Wilkesboro, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Country artist Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums. Yoakam’s latest album, “3 Pears,” blends country with rock, Americana, pop and soul.

Bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers have toured with Steve Martin and won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Bluegrass Album. The band is known for its enthralling live shows.

Whitworth is a singer and banjo player. Her latest album, “High Tide,” incorporates Americana, jazz and indie rock.

The current MerleFest 2015 lineup is atwww.MerleFest.org/lineup.