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Dailey & Vincent Live at Opry Country Classics Oct 15

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Following the premiere of their first national TV series The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV, the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” will bring their critically acclaimed signature sound to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, October 15 for Opry Country Classic at the Ryman. The show is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Ron Block’s "Hogan’s House of Music" Debuts at #2 on Bluegrass Sales Charts

Ron Block - Hogan's House of MusicNashville, TN -- It’s been a good week for banjo and guitar aficionado Ron Block. Hogan’s House of Music, his first solo instrumental LP, debuted in the #2 slot on the bluegrass sales chart, missing the top spot by just four units.

It's Coming! The New Leftover Salmon Live Album "25"

Leftover SalmonComing this November! The new live Leftover Salmon album 25, packaged with Silver Salmon India Pale Lager, a special limited-edition collaborative beer with our friends at Breckenridge Brewery. For availability, contact your local craft beverage purveyor or utilize Breckenridge Brewery’s Beer Locator found here. The album, 25, will feature twenty five never before released live recordings, and will also be available on iTunes and all digital outlets beginning November 27th!

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival to Feature Big Names

Wire and Wood Songwriters FestivalAlpharetta, GA -- Over 25 nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together for three days of concerts on three stages to perform their original songs. The Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival will take place on Friday, October 16 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 from 3-10 p.m. in Alpharetta, Georgia. A free kickoff performance featuring Nashville-based award-winning singer songwriter Liz Longley and bluegrass-country-punk band The Whiskey Gentry will take place at Avalon on Thursday, October 15 from 6-8 p.m. Liz is touring in support of her debut self-titled Sugar Hill Records release.

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary Concert October 24th

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary ConcertFormed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Becky Buller Claims Three International Bluegrass Music Awards

Becky BullerBecky Buller claimed three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Thursday, October 1st during the association's annual conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the Special Awards luncheon, Buller was named the IBMA's Songwriter of the Year. Later that evening, Buller was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year and also Recorded Event of the Year for "Southern Flavor," a special performance with Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys, Michael Feagan, Peter Rowan, Buddy Spicher, Ernie Sykes, Roland White, and Blake Williams and written by Monroe, DeWayne Mize and Guy Stevenson. Although Buller is a previous winner of an IBMA Award through her work with the Daughter of Bluegrass, these are her first IBMA accolades as a solo artist.

Standing Ovations From a VIP Audience at 'All for the Hall New York'

All For Tthe Hall ArtistsNew York, NY -- An all-star lineup, reaching across generations and genres, drew a rousing response from a sold-out PlayStation®Theater audience during a stylish All for the Hall fundraising concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 6. The stripped-down acoustic performances focused attention on the artistry of songwriting and singing—talents delivered with grace and power by the lineup of Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon and Carrie Underwood.

2015 FreshGrass Award Winners Announced

Old Salt UnionNorth Adams, MA -- Cheered on by festivalgoers and past winners alike, the 2015 FreshGrass Award highest accolades went to Old Salt Union in the band competition; Zoe & Cloyd won the duo; Catherine Bowness was judged best in banjo; and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes captured the fiddle prize. All competitors in four categories performed both an original and traditional tune for a jury led by Grammy Award-winner and master banjoist Alison Brown during Saturday and Sunday of the festival. The winners receive cash and prizes totaling $25,000, recording sessions at Compass Records in Nashville, Tennessee, and hand-crafted instruments from Deering and Eastman. All four winners return to North Adams in 2016 to perform at that year’s festival.

Balsam Range on Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- The 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were awarded at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, N.C. and Mountain Home Music Company would like to congratulate Balsam Range on their honors: Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year - "Moon Over Memphis," and Tim Surrett as Bass Player of the Year.

Adkins & Loudermilk Continue Tour and Explore New Ground

Adkins & LoudermilkRaleigh, NC -- Fresh off their 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year, Adkins & Loudermilk are gearing up for their performances at the Rockahock Bluegrass Festival in Lanexa, Virginia on October 16 and the Mossy Oak Music Park Fall Bluegrass Festival in Guyton, Georgia on October 17. Adkins & Loudermilk are also Hosting the inaugural Anderson County Boograss Bash in Anderson, South Carolina October 29-31 with an outstanding line-up of talent including: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, Balsam Range, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Flatt Lonesome and more of the top talents in bluegrass music.

Michael Cleveland Wins 10th IBMA Fiddle Performer of the Year Award

Michael Cleveland The International Bluegrass Music Association held their annual awards ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 1st, and named Michael Cleveland their Fiddle Performer of the Year. This is Cleveland's 10th Fiddle Performer trophy, making him the most awarded in that category.

Hogslop String Band Entertains Historic Carter Family Fold

Hogslop String BandSaturday, October 10th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Hogslop String Band. The band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of five energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California, and North Carolina. Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey “Pickle” McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Bluegrass Music from Japan and Sweden Travels Well in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma International Bluegrass FestivaGuthrie, OK -- If the music you listen to hits just right, and if you listen often enough, part of it stays with you. Who knows if any of these grade school kids who came to Guthrie on a Friday morning field trip might someday pick up an instrument to play Bluegrass, but that's how it happens.

World of Bluegrass is Over

The EndBy Bob Cherry
World of Bluegrass is over, all the folks headed home
Tired from excitement, jams and the hallways they roamed
Their instruments all packed snug in their cases
Their memories full of good times and happy smiling faces

Dailey & Vincent Celebrate 90th Grand Ole Opry Performance

Dailey & Vincent with Dierks BentleyNashville, TN -- Last week was a special evening as the "Rockstars of Bluegrass" (dubbed by CMT), Dailey & Vincent, as they celebrated their 90th performance at The Grand Ole Opry during the Opry’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In light of such milestones, Dailey & Vincent took the stage with Country music mainstay Dierks Bentley, who was celebrating his 10th anniversary as an Opry member. They shared their love for Bluegrass with a collaborative performance of "Rovin' Gambler."


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