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Cherryholmes Reunion at the OBX Bluegrass Island Festival

Cherryholmes ReunionCome on out to the OBX Bluegrass Island Festival this September 23 through the 26th! Cherryholmes has been part of the Festival 4 years running and they look forward to hosting the Jam Village this year with their Big Red Bus. It's going to be good! Joining Cherryholmes will be Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Dailey & Vincent, Mountain Faith and many more of your favorites.

Cumberland River Joins LoweRider Entertainment Artists Roster

Cumberland RiverCumberland River announces that they have signed with LoweRider Entertainment! LoweRider Entertainment is a full service talent agency from Nashville, TN. LoweRider Entertainment represents the best in live entertainment…from hit-making legendary artists, musicians and songwriters to up-and-coming stars.

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival Returns

Eureka Springs Bluegrass FestivalEureka Springs’ annual Bluegrass Festival is back for another year and as always, jam-packed with lively and talented musicians. The festival takes place from Aug. 13-15, 2015. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a Watermelon Social at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Basin Spring Park presented by the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon and water will be provided.

Punch Brothers Lead Alternate Root Top-50 2015 Albums (So Far)

Punch BrothersSix months into 2015. Musically, the sound has been coming in with quantity and quality neck and neck in the submission process. We have curated our picks for the Top 50 album of the year....so far. As always, the toughest part of the task was the decision. This list could have easily been 75 artists, and a hundred would not have been a stretch. Half of 2015 is in the rear view mirror but the soundtrack soundtrack is still playing out the car window as we roll down the highway.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Nothin' Fancy

Nothin' FancyWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed one of bluegrass music's most entertaining bands, Nothin' Fancy to their label. The band will begin work on their debut project for the label in August.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Plays Ryman Auditorium Sept. 14

Nashville, TN -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music, on September 14, 2015. With instrumental greats Sam Bush on mandolin, Jerry Douglas on resonator guitar, and Byron House on bass. With contributions from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famers John Prine and Rodney Crowell, legendary gypsy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and original Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson will be among the guests joining the guys onstage.

Dailey & Vincent Announce New TV Series, Fans Invited for Tapings

The Dailey & Vincent ShowAward winning bluegrass music artists, Dailey & Vincent have announced their new TV series to be presented by Springer Mountain Farms. In their announcement, they said, "Words cannot describe the joy and humbleness we feel as we officially announce our first national TV Show, "The Dailey & Vincent Show." Sponsored by our friends at Springer Mountain Farms, we have been conceptualizing this show for years and it brings happy tears to our eyes now that our dreams have come true.

Steep Canyon Rangers Bluegrass Band Play Benefit for LifeFlight

Steep Canyon Rangers and SevenBar AviationRockland, ME -- Grammy award winning bluegrass sensations, the Steep Canyon Rangers play a special benefit performance at the Strand Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 12. The concert is part of their ‘Hospitals and Hangars’ tour and benefits LifeFlight of Maine.

Podunk Bluegrass Songwriters Contest Finalists Announced

Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2015Hebron, CT -- The Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival has announced the three finalists for this year’s songwriting competition as part of their 19th Annual festival. They have been invited to perform their song on the Main Stage at the festival on Saturday, August 8th. This year’s competition received entries from as far away as Norway and nine different states including Arizona, California, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and four New England States.

Sean & Sara Watkins Release “Watkins Family Hour” Album

Watkins Family HourSean Watkins informs us "Our debut record, Watkins Family Hour, is now available for purchase and streaming! The record is a collection of our favorite songs that have become staples at the shows and features our dear friends Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffinton, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg - many taking a crack at lead vocals across the record. We kicked our tour off at the Newport Folk Festival last night and will be on tour the next two months all over the country. Come see us on the road!"

The Bluegrass Ball Announces Dates and Artists

Bluegrass BallChances are if you’ve been to a bluegrass festival the memories most prevalent are not so much that of the “scheduled” performers but more of the impromptu jams and unscheduled collaborations. It’s with that spirit that the McCoury family decided to embark on a traveling bluegrass festival called The Bluegrass Ball. In the past 3 years, The Bluegrass Ball has traveled across the country picking up multiple pickers and fans along the way.

Steep Canyon Rangers Album Release in Bristol

Steep Canyon RangersBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) is proud to present the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, live in Bristol, at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Friday, August 28, 2015. The concert is in celebration of the band’s much-anticipated new album Radio and is part of the festivities surrounding the launch of WBCM Radio Bristol.

Vickie Vaughn Band to Release Self-Titled EP on Sept. 25

Vickie Vaughn BandThe Vickie Vaughn Band, of which Jon Weisberger (Chairman of IBMA) named "among the most promising of the younger bluegrass acts around," is set to release their debut six song EP (produced by Grammy-winner Ronnie McCoury) on September 25. The funky yet traditional 5 piece band is lead by the big-voiced, bass playing western Kentucky native, Vickie Vaughn. Her band is stellar and well rounded with Justin Hiltner's innovative arch-top banjo styling, mandolinist Casey Cambell's blend of creativity and tradition, fast-fingered guitarist Zach White and the tasty fiddling of Maggie White.

Stevie Barr and The Mastertones at Carter Family Fold Saturday

The MastertonesSaturday, July 25th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music – and some bluegrass - by Stevie Barr and The Mastertones. A fine bluegrass and old time banjo player, Stevie Barr grew up in Galax, Virginia – in the very heart of old time string band country. The son of Rebecca and Thomas Barr, he grew up in a family dedicated to making music, and was playing banjo by the age of four. Thomas, a fiddle maker, owns and operates Tom Barr’s Fiddle Shop in Galax – a gathering spot for bluegrass and old time musicians the world over. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle & Gillian Welch Anchor New Americana Event

Loretta LynnNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association, in partnership with AEG Live/The Messina Group, announces plans to produce a one-time-only "mini-festival" at the new Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, September 19 in downtown Nashville during its 16th annual Americana Festival & Conference.

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