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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Debut Latest Video on Cybergrass

Livin’ Like I'm DyingLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road premiere their latest video for her song, "Livin’ Like I’m Dying" today here on Cybergrass®. These Bluegrass crowd-pleasers recently released their self-titled cd, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, their highly anticipated album on Pinecastle Records. We recently carried their previous video,"Living With the Shades Pulled Down" on the site and this follow up is a real winner! Their previous release, Back To My Roots, achieved commercial and critical success, charting on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Singles, and Top 10 Album Chart and reaching #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts.

Mac Wiseman Inducted to Country Music Hall of Fame

Mac WisemanNashville, TN -- /CMA/ Nashville, TN -- The Country Music Association announced today that Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran, and Ronnie Milsap, and will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. “Induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the highest honor achievable for a Country Music artist, songwriter, or industry leader and this year’s inductees are all highly deserving,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Hank’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Burl Ives to Etta James, George Strait to Ella Fitzgerald. Mac is a revered figure in the world of bluegrass and a founding Board member of the Country Music Association. And Ronnie is an incredibly gifted pianist and performer who is also one of the most successful and versatile crossover artists in our genre.”

3rd Annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival May 10

Gravel Road, Photo by Chelsa YoderAbingdon, VA –Youth musicians from throughout Southwest Virginia will be featured at the 3rd Annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival on Saturday, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon. 25 bands will perform on two stages throughout the day, and an “Old Time Square Dance” will take place inside Heartwood from 5-7 p.m. The square dance will feature Shawn Brenneman, caller, and The Lee Highway String Band.

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series Announces Final Talent Lineup

Vail Summer Bluegrass SeriesVail, CO -- As previously announced, the Arrabelle at Vail Square will play host to the inaugural free Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring notable bluegrass talent; the Travelin’ McCourys ft. Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) - July 2, Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band - July 16, Sarah Jarosz - August 13 and the Drew Emmitt Band (Leftover Salmon) - August 27.

Nighthawk from Danny Roberts Out May 20

 NighthawkMandolin master Danny Roberts is no stranger to hard work and well-deserved accolades. The founding member of the award-winning Grascals has won sev­eral awards both on his own and as a member of that 3-time Grammy®-nominated group.

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival this May

Fiddler's GroveUnion Grove, NC -- In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School. He would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America, acclaimed a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress, icon of the genre, and not to be missed. The Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC.

Gentlemen of Bluegrass to Release Carolina Memories June 10

Carolina MemoriesHailing from the Carolinas, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a collaborative project of master musicians Danny Stanley, JC Rowland, Tom Langdon, Greg Penny and Randy Smith have announced a scheduled release of their latest project, Carolina Memories, on Pinecastle Records, June 10, 2014.

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Supports Anacostia River

Kingman Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with returning headliners The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River. The event takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Clinch Mountain Music Fest May 3rd 2014 at the Carter Fold

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Clinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its ninth-annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Like last year’s festival, it will be held at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its’ music. This year’s festival is once again dedicated to Jay Dixon who chaired the festival for five years and passed away in January of 2012. The festival features special talent and relies heavily on old time mountain music. Featured artists are the Whitetop Mountain Band, Mountain Park Old Time Band, Nick McMillian and Backstep, and the Dry Hill Draggers. All of these groups are well known to Fold audiences. Expect a day of traditional Appalachian style music and fun!

The Way Down Wanderers Builds Momentum with New EP

Path to FollowEqual parts fast-paced and soulful, this slightly folk, slightly bluegrass 5-song EP by The Way Down Wanderers pulls listeners in with its originality and thoughtfulness. Analog recording, powerfully unique vocals, instrumental solos, lively dynamics and standout melodies make up the experience that is, The Way Down Wanderers debut album, Path to Follow.

Dailey & Vincent Launch Ryman Auditorium Sweepstakes

Dailey & Vincent"The Rock Stars of Bluegrass," Dailey & Vincent, in partnership with Springer Mountain Farms and the Ryman Auditorium (http://ryman.com/bluegrass), announce the launch of a special fan-engaging sweepstakes in conjunction with the duo's performance July 17, 2014 during Bluegrass Nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium. The sweepstakes officially launched April 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. CDT and offers an exclusive Nashville experience prize pack to one lucky winner and a guest, compliments of Springer Mountain Farms.

Bryan Sutton to Release “Into My Own” April 29th

Bryan Sutton - Into My OwnNashville, TN -- Bryan Sutton returns to Sugar Hill Records with his fourth solo release, Into My Own, on April 29, 2014. “The goal,” Bryan Sutton says, “was to try to make a record that only I could make.” Indeed, even a cursory listen is enough to establish that Into My Own, his fourth album for Sugar Hill Records, fulfills that goal—and does so in a way that reflects not only the instrumental virtuosity that his admirers have come to expect, but also the spirit and sensibilities of a musician intent on challenging himself to continuously grow in every way.

Are You Ready for the New Country Music Hall of Fame?

Country Music Hall of Fame & MuseumNASHVILLE, April 16, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated a major milestone Tuesday afternoon, April 15, as it unveiled its 210,000-square-foot expansion, more than doubling the size of its iconic home in downtown Nashville. The grand opening ceremony, made possible with support from Ford Motor Company and the Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers, took place in the museum’s Event Hall overlooking the Nashville skyline.

Roland White, Blake Williams Celebrate a Century Of Lester Flatt at MerleFest

Roland White and Blake WilliamsSparta, TN -- Former members of Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, Roland White and Blake Williams, are set to honor the legendary singer and songwriter on Saturday, April 26th at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC with their special presentation of "100 Years Of Lester Flatt."

Greensky Bluegrass to Release Riveting New Album 'If Sorrows Swim'

Greensky Bluegrass, photo by Chris MonaghanKalamazoo, MI -- Since their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, is to be released on September 9, 2014 and distributed nationally by Thirty Tigers.

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