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Grey Fox Bluegrass 2016 Final Lineup Announced

Gray FoxOak Hill, NY -- While deep snows have been falling all over upstate New York, plans are already set for this summer's world famous Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival held each year in the Catskill Mountains at Oak Hill, New York. This event really is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and people come from all over the country and from other countries to experience this gathering of music, learning, family & friends. Many personal reunions for artists, fans and pickers happen annually at this historic event. This year's four-day event takes place July 14 through 14, 2016.

Things We Do For Dreams by Trinity River Band

Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new album, Things We Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band, will release July 1st. The album is now available for pre-orders at TrinityRiverBand.com and to radio programmers at AirPlay.com.

New Single From Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge

Mickey Galyean & Cullen's BridgeCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is thrilled to announce the release of "I Found My Daddy's Grass" the first single from Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge's upcoming debut recording My Daddy's Grass (REB-1856), which will be released August 5. Consumers may purchase the song via iTunes and Amazon or receive a free download of the single by preordering the album on iTunes. Those who preorder the album will receive it at a special discounted price of $7.99 up through the street date.

Crooked Road Ramblers at Blue Ridge Music Center June 25

Crooked Road RamblersGalax, VA -- Concertgoers are in for an old-time dance party when regional favorites the Crooked Road Ramblers and Mountain Park Old Time Band perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Dale Perry Endorses Wilson Custom Banjos

Steve Wilson, proudly announces the endorsement of his latest custom banjo model “The Guardian,” by veteran bluegrass banjo picker, Dale Perry. The two banjo players, Dale with David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition; and Steve, with Wilson Banjo Co., recently ran into each other at the Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Chattanooga, TN., where “The Guardian” custom model landed in the hands of Mr. Perry for the first time. Not long after the test drive, the five string ended up on stage for the David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition’s second set. Dale later had this to say about his new instrument:

Whitetop Mountain Band at Historic Carter Family Fold June 25

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 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.

Irene Kelley’s Debut Album “These Hills” Hits the Street!

Irene Kelley - These HillsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce brand new music from Irene Kelley is available to radio and consumers today! Produced by Grammy® winner Mark Fain, These Hills is available everywhere great music is sold! Irene Kelley’s signature mix of Bluegrass, Country and Americana appeals to music lovers across all genres.

Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley to Headline International Bluegrass Festival

Rob Ickes & Trey HensleyWaterford, Ireland -- Now in its 22nd year, the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival at Dunmore East, is still attracting top international music acts to the Co. Waterford coastal resort. Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a real musical treat as the 22nd Guinness International Bluegrass Festival, which takes place Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, August 28th, will feature Grammy nominees Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.

Stoney Creek's “Memories & Tears” #1 on AirPlay Direct

Memories & TearsStoney Creek Bluegrass Band finds their latest album, Memories & Tears in the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct.The album has reached #1 on the Top 50 album chart and single chart. All 11 original songs from the album are available for broadcasters to download.. "Come Stay Awhile" is the first single from the band's latest album.

Ground Breaking for New Bluegrass Museum Next Week

New International Bluegrass Music Museum GroundbreakingOwensboro, KY -- Together with the City of Owensboro, Mayor Ron Payne, the Daviess County Fiscal Court and Judge Executive Al Mattingly, the International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame is set to break ground on a new $15.4 million facility Thursday June 23 at Noon at 311 West 2nd Street, Owensboro. This fully funded project is a collaboration between the City of Owensboro, the State of Kentucky and the IBMM.

Stringbean Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Weekend

Porter Wagoner at the dedication of the Stringbean statue at the inaugural Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival in 1996.  Grandpa Jones and his wife Ramona are seen looking on from the side.Gray Hawk, KY -- The 20th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held this Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18, at Stringbean Memorial Park in Gray Hawk, KY. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival honors Jackson County native and beloved Grand Ole Opry star David ‘Stringbean’ Akemon. His unique stage attire, traditional claw hammer banjo style, and entertaining stage banter endeared him to fans around the world. ’The Kentucky Wonder’ was best known for his musical comedic performances on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry beginning in the 1940’s and on the television series “Hee Haw” until his tragic death in 1973.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Receives Merit Award

American Association for State and Local History AwardBristol, TN/VA -- The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is the recipient of an Award of Merit for their permanent exhibits on the history and legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 71st year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

Misty Mountain String Band Releases “Red Horizon”

Red HorizonOn May 27th Misty Mountain String Band released their brand new fan-funded album, Red Horizon, and are taking it on the road for an ambitious touring schedule of shows and festival appearances, including The Master Musicians Festival in their home state of Kentucky where they will play alongside Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Release "The Country Blues" to Radio

The Country BluesNashville, TN -- Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

Tennessee Tourism Honors 50th Anniversary Of Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt BandNashville, TN -- In Celebration of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th anniversary, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development honored bandmates Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen with special commemorative art pieces that included official Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill certificates signed by Gov. Bill Haslam. The special presentation took place at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest, just prior to the band’s debut performance at the stadium. Brian Wagner, assistant commissioner of marketing, Department of Tourist Development, made the presentation to each member of the world-renowned group.

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