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Brent Burke will be the first to receive ETSU degree in bluegrass

December 17th, 2011 5:07 am by Rex Barber, NET News Service

A performance at the Grand Ole Opry could be expected of a seasoned bluegrass or country musician, but East Tennessee State University student Brent Burke got the chance before graduating college.

Burke, who will be the first person to receive ETSU’s bachelor’s of arts degree in bluegrass, old time and country music studies when he graduates today, actually played the dobro this past Saturday with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on the coveted Opry stage.

He’ll begin playing dobro regularly for The Rage in January.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press Web site.

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