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Rhonda Vincent and Billy Droze to Co-Host ICM Award’s

Rhonda Vincent and Billy Droze to Co-Host ICMThe Inspirational Country Music Association® hosts its annual Inspirational Country Music Awards® event as a testament to the organization’s accumulative work and initiatives, and in special recognition to celebrate the year-long accomplishments of the industry’s brightest new talents, biggest stars and living legends. Join the Inspirational Country Music Association for the 23rd Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN on April 5, 2018. Red Carpet begins at 3:30. Doors open at 5:30 and show will begin at 6:00. The hosts for the event will be Rhonda Vincent and Billy Droze with special appearances by Mo Pitney, Lucas Hoge, Jeff Bates, Buddy Jewell, Jason Crabb and many more.

March Roars in with Multiple Accolades for Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix RisingSince coming together in 2005, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising has stacked up an impressive number of awards for their performance and songwriting abilities.

The Travelin’ McCourys Announce Self-titled Debut Album

The Travelin’ McCourysFrom a source deep, abundant, and pure the river flows. It’s there on the map, marking place and time. Yet, the river changes as it remains a constant, carving away at the edges, making new pathways, gaining strength as it progresses forward. The Travelin’ McCourys are that river. On May 25th, the band will release their debut self-titled, self-produced album recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. The Travelin’ McCourys is a mix of originals and well-fitting, road-perfected covers (two Grateful Dead tunes and John Hartford’s “Natural To Be Gone” for example); the song choices a recorded snapshot of the band’s live show. Today, Relix Magazine premieres the video for the first single “Borderline” recorded live at DelFest. Watch here.

Ken Irwin Accepts New Role As AirPlay Direct's “Special Projects” Ambassador

Ken IrwinAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Irwin to the newly created role as AirPlay Direct's "Special Projects" Ambassador. "This role was created specifically for Ken Irwin, AirPlay Direct's 'Iconic Innovator' Award recipient for 2017. Ken's artistic abilities and proven professional skill set uniquely qualifies him for a role of this caliber," says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. "Ken will be participating on a variety of very different and forward-thinking creative projects with AirPlay Direct and Collective Evolution throughout 2018. We are honored to have Ken continue to contribute to AirPlay Direct's vision, growth and our mutual professional successes."

Della Mae Announce Spring Up Tour Featuring Special Guests

Della MaeNashville, TN -- Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. The GRAMMY-nominated outfit have announced spring tour dates, and have invited some of their favorite acts to guest appear including Phoebe Hunt, Nels Andrew, Only Lonesome, Ana Egge, Barnstar, and Danny Barnes. A list of dates is below.

Junior Sisk Returns To His Roots with New Music

Junior Sisk Returns To His RootsWillis, VA -- Crowned the International Bluegrass Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Junior Sisk has been consistently championing traditional bluegrass his entire career. This year, Mountain Fever Records will release his first ever solo record, allowing Junior to return to his roots.

Dave Adkins Latest Album “Right or Wrong” Released

Right or WrongWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce today's release of the Right Or Wrong, the new album by Dave Adkins. As with all of Dave's earlier releases, Right Or Wrong showcases his craft as a songwriter, but it's important to note his penchant for being part of an incredible songwriting community that includes Jerry Salley, Eli Johnston, Blake Grisham, Greg Preece, Bart Millard, Terry Foust, Mitchell Brown, Carl Caldwell, Craig Lackey, Kenneth Johnson, Ray Bruce, Daniel Salyer, Dave Morris, and Dawn Kenney, all of whom have credits on this project.

Sierra Hull Honored by the State of Tennessee

Sierra Hull Honored by the State of TennesseeNashville, TN -- This has been a banner week for Sierra Hull. The Grammy-nominated musician and composer started off the week by participating in a panel discussion about her career at the International Bluegrass Music Association's Leadership Bluegrass conference. For the past two years, the IBMA has named Hull its Mandolin Player of the Year at its annual awards show.

Dailey & Vincent to Honor Man in Black

Dailey & VincentGrand Ole Opry Stars Dailey & Vincent will join an amazing cast in paying tribute to The Man in Black on Johnny Cash: Forever Words. In addition to Dailey & Vincent, the album (scheduled for release April 6) will also feature Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss & Union Station, John Mellencamp, and more.

New Single from Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Raining In My HeartCoeburn, VA -- Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys are proud to announce their new radio single “Raining In My Heart” written by Ralph Stanley II, Alex Leach and Joe Rose. The song is from the band’s self-titled album that has appeared on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart numerous times since its release. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine refers to the tune as one of the “softer, gentle country sounds” from the album. Radio programmers can download the song at AirPlayDirect or request the file.

SteelDrivers and Bluegrass Underground Celebrate 10 Years of Music

The SteelDriversNashville, TN -- Grammy® award winning band The SteelDrivers will perform at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on August 17. The underground "performance hall," known as The Cave, will host Bluegrass Underground's 10th anniversary celebration, along with The SteelDrivers' own milestone of 10 strong years of highly acclaimed albums with numerous awards. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show time at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

James Reams Celebrates 25 Years of Bluegrass with Self Documentary

Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage"Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage," a film by MediaSmith, relates the story of bluegrass veteran performer, James Reams, who will be celebrating his 25th anniversary as a bluegrass band leader this year

Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Fold March 10th

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band's members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There's everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

Debut Rebel Release From Peter Rowan Coming April 20th

Carter Stanley's EyesCharlottesville, VA -- Peter Rowan was just a young bluegrass boy when he caught the attention of Bill Monroe, who made him an actual Blue Grass Boy in 1963, or maybe '64. Rowan isn't certain exactly when he became the band's guitarist and lead singer, but the moment Monroe introduced him to fellow icon Carter Stanley is etched in his memory just as indelibly as the inked entry in his 1966 diary. Within a few months, Stanley would be gone, but the impact he and his brother, Ralph, had on Rowan—and the world—would grow even stronger. He acknowledges their influence, and finally gives the story of that meeting a definitive telling, with his new Rebel Records album, Carter Stanley's Eyes.

Sideline Welcomes Fiddler Daniel Greeson to Their Fold

Daniel Greeson by Michael G. StewartNashville, TN -- Carolina-Grassers Sideline will officially welcome fiddler Daniel Greeson to the fold at their Big Lick Bluegrass Festival show in Oakboro, North Carolina on April 13. Just 21, Daniel already has years of experience under his strings. The Jamestown, North Carolina native began playing fiddle when he was only six years old - after his uncle found a fiddle in the trash. Under the tutelage of J.B. Prince, he would go on to join the famed Junior Appalachian Musicians program. JAM offered Daniel the chance to meet many great players - and he would go on to study under Dewey Brown and Hunter Berry. Currently enrolled in the Bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University, Daniel has been a traveling member of the Bluegrass/Gospel group, The Churchmen, for the last three years.


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