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The Roys Release Companion Lyric Video For "No More Lonely"

The Roys: The ViewNashville, TN (July 9, 2014) - Brother/sister Bluegrass duo The Roys have released a companion lyric video to their newest radio single, "No More Lonely." Produced by Sammy Passamano, the digital creation intersperses colorful "cue card" stills with teases of breathtaking artwork from the siblings' upcoming CD, The View, due in stores in September on Rural Rhythm Records.

Flatt Lonesome Sophomore Album "Too" out July 15th

 TooNashville, TN -- The sophomore release from IBMA’s 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year nominee, Flatt Lonesome, displays a talented, tight group that brings a new level of maturity to their stellar - yet still youthful - musicianship.

Pre-Order Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen's Cold Spell

Cold SpellNashville, TN -- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have been taking the festival circuit by storm with their high octane take on progressive bluegrass music. Their newest album, Cold Spell is certain to establish them as torchbearers for the new generation of bands taking bluegrass from its traditional roots to a younger and broader audience.

Lee Ann Womack, Jerry Douglas to Host 25th Bluegrass Awards

Jerry Douglass and Lee Ann WomackNashville, TN -- Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Open Carefully. Message Inside. from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

 Open Carefully, Message InsideNashville, TN -- On the heels of his recent win at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year, Doyle Lawson is releasing his latest album Open Carefully. Message Inside. The all-Gospel release includes Lawson’s talented line up of players and singers that collectively are known as Quicksilver.

The Spinney Brothers "Gonna Catch a Train" Rolled to Radio

The Spinney BrothersWillis, VA -- One of bluegrass music's most exciting acts of 2014, The Spinney Brothers, has a fresh new single ready to hit radio now titled "Gonna Catch a Train," from their upcoming Mountain Fever album Tried and True.

Why Not Promote from Within?

Lee and WillowThis year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has selected Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas to host their annual Bluegrass Music Awards Show. The Bluegrass Awards Show is the grand finale of the annual convention, World of Bluegrass. The Awards show is attended by bluegrass artists, professionals, and yes, fans. This year, the IBMA again has selected a host from outside the Bluegrass community. As in years past when they have done this, bluegrassers always ask the question: "Why?" Why don't we promote our own artists for this event?

Rounder Signs Award Winning Bluegrass Duo The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson BrothersNashville, TN -- The Gibson Brothers, one of the most acclaimed bluegrass bands on the scene, have signed a deal with Rounder Records, it was announced today by label co-founders Ken Irwin and Marian Levy. In the twenty years since they recorded their debut album, Underneath a Harvest Moon, brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson have become one of the most popular and critically lauded groups in contemporary bluegrass.

Eureka Springs Presents Annual Bluegrass Festival

Melvin GoinsEureka Springs, AR -- Eureka Springs is rounding out the summer with another exciting event. This year’s Annual Bluegrass Festival will be jam-packed with lively and talented musicians for three days on August 14-16. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a Watermelon Social 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. Melvin Goins with Retro & Smiling and Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show will be featured bluegrass acts.

Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne Announce Fall Tour

Leftover Salmon Fall 2014 TourAsheville, NC -- Leftover Salmon is excited to announce their 2014 Fall Tour featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat for the majority of the shows. This September Leftover Salmon performs a couple of shows in Michigan before heading to Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival in Illinois. Monday, September 15th marks their 15 year anniversary of the Nashville Sessions which will be celebrated with a performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with special guests including John Bell, Sam Bush, Jeff Coffin, John Cowan, Jeff Hanna, Taj Mahal, Todd Park Mohr, Bill Payne, Randy Scruggs, Jo-el Sonnier, Sally Van Meter, and Reese Wynans.

International Songwriting Comp Announces 2014 Judges

International Songwriting CompetitionThe International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announced its judging panel for the 2014 competition which is now accepting entries. This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the highest level of decision-makers in the music business. Judges include Presidents and CEOs from Republic, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Elektra, Columbia, Virgin, Sony Music Latin, Mercury, Wind-Up, Tommy Boy, Alligator, S-Curve, Blind Pig, and Concord Music Group.

Nickel Creek to Headline Grey Fox Fest

Nickel CreekOak Hill, NY -- Any acoustic music fan would jump at the chance to see Nickel Creek, Del McCoury, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Gibson Brothers, and Tim O’Brien at one festival. The rest of the lineup could slack off after that. But Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival never slacks. Instead it brings a veritable Who’s Who of Bluegrass—plus its roots and branches—to New York’s Catskill Mountains every July. This year's award-winning four-day festival will run Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20 on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York.

Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band Dates for New Album

Randy Cook & Commonwealth coverRandy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band is based in central Virginia. The band has been together since 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. In February, 2014 the band released its first well received self-titled album on CD. Playing together for many years and recording two CD's with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with bass player Lance Seal, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and guitarist Jason Owen, to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band.

The Student Loan Release New Album “Moonlit Toasters”

Student LoanPortland, OR -- Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor. Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit Toasters is was released on June 26th, 2014.

After 87 Years, The Bristol Sessions are Reborn

Bristol Sessions LabelIn 1927, Ralph S. Peer went to Bristol, TN/VA with his recording gear. Little did he know what the impact of that journey would become. He captured the local artists on his recording equipment and then released them on records for radio and purchase. The Bristol Sessions, as they have become known, resulted in the biggest explosion of music that we call "The Big Bang of Country Music." It was a bang heard coast to coast through radio and, it was a hit. However, it didn't stop there. The following year, "The Johnson City Sessions" were recorded. Johnson City is just south west of Bristol. Now, a new piece is coming together.

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