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EmiSunshine's Newest Album “Ragged Dreams” Released

Ragged DreamsNashville, TN -- EmiSunshine, the captivating songstress and extraordinary vocalist, is pleased to release her fourth recording project, Ragged Dreams, via all major digital retail outlets (iTunes/Amazon/Spotify). Live or in studio, EmiSunshine, best-described as "a young Janis Joplin meets the Carter Family Fold," fearlessly delivers an artistry far beyond her youth.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Release “Life is a Story”

Life Is A StoryNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver find their newest album, Life is a Story, greeted with early chart action, exclusive features, television appearances and laudatory reviews. The disc entered The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart at #31 last week, and the album's first single, "Life To My Days," debuts today on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart at #23. Fans can purchase the new music HERE now, and radio can access the band's current single, "Life To My Days," via AirPlay Direct.

Bluegrass Music's Pete Kuykendall Passes

Pete KuykendallBluegrass contributor and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, Pete Kuykendall has passed away. He was 79 years old. Pete passed away in his sleep Wednesday night in his sleep at a nursing care home where he has been for a while. Born January 15th, 1938 in Washington, D.C., Pete was a significant figure in the Bluegrass Music Community. Beyond his recognition with his magazine, he was also an instrumentalist, archivist, songwriter, radio announcer, band mate, recording engineer, producer, businessman, festival producer, and a major influence in bringing Bluegrass into the public's view in a positive manner. He was also instrumental in the creation of both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Donna Ulisse to Release “Breakin’ Easy”

Breakin’ EasyNashville, TN -- The reigning IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Donna Ulisse, recently signed with Mountain Home Music Company, and is now poised to release the first project on her new label.

Mike Mitchell is Excited to Announce Single Release of “Lightning Jack”

Mike MitchellWithout a doubt, Mike Mitchell's best recording to date, Dead Center follows a traditional bluegrass album model and has some of the finest pickers in the business. Produced and banjo-ed by Sammy Shelor (of Lonesome River Band) with Wyatt Rice on guitar, Jacob Eller on bass (Sierra Hull, Church Sisters), Jeff Midkiff on mandolin, and Will Farmer (Blue Moonshine) on harmonies.

Bluegrass Underground Moving To New and Permanent Venue

The CavernsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass Underground, the international concert destination and 13-time EMMY award-winning PBS music series, has found a permanent home in The Caverns, located within the base of Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau. The announcement was made today by Bluegrass Underground Creator and Executive Producer, Todd Mayo.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Release “The Story We Tell”

The Story We TellXenia, OH—If any one album summed up one of the most successful bands in bluegrass, any genre really, it would be The Story We Tell by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. Released today on Rebel Records, this latest project is the band's sixth in seven years for bluegrass music's most historic record label, and brings together a vibrant collection of songs that when heard, work together like chapters from a well-worn literary classic.

Dolly Parton to Release First Children's Album “I Believe In You”

I Believe In YouNashville, TN -- At a recent press conference before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton.

Dale Ann Bradley to Release Newest Album August 18th

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley will release her self-titled album on Pinecastle Records on August 18. Produced by Bradley, the CD includes a duet with Country Music Hall Of Fame member Vince Gill, "I Think I'll Just Go Away," a song from the Stanley Brothers repertoire. "Both Vince and I are huge Stanley fans," Bradley explains the choice of song for her and Gill.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Songwriting Sensation Thomm Jutz

Thomm JutzWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is elated to announce the addition of songwriter, producer, and guitar player Thomm Jutz to the label. The artist's debut album for the label, Crazy If You Let It, will be released this fall with the title track and first single dropping to radio August 29th.

Old Settler's Music Festival Moving to New Lockhart Site

Old Settler's Music FestivalAustin, Texas -- The Old Settler's Music Festival will move to a new site starting with the April 19-22, 2018 festival. The 30-year-old organization was surprised and disappointed to receive a letter on Aug. 8 from Scott Roberts, owner of the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion in Driftwood, informing the board that the property would not host the festival in 2018. The festival has been held on that site and the accompanying Camp Ben McCulloch since 2002.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Release “Drowned in Sorrow” Single

Drowned in SorrowNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of "Drowned In Sorrow" the new single from Steve Gulley And New Pinnacle. Written by Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford "Drowned In Sorrow" is the first single from the groups upcoming third Rural Rhythm Records album titled Time Won't Wait scheduled for release in October.

McLain Family Band at Carter Fold August 12th

McLain Family BandOn Saturday, August 12th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by a long time popular group at the Fold, the McLain Family Band. Direct from the hills of Kentucky, the McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music. During the years 1968 – 1990, they performed in all 50 states and 62 countries during 14 international concert tours, some as musical ambassadors of the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band played at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and the Carter Fold. They were featured at thousands of festivals and concerts and performed as soloists in more than 230 appearances with orchestras.

Shannon Slaughter Releases New Single “That Old County Road”

Shannon SlaughterArgo, AL -- Shannon Slaughter is proud to announce the first single release, “That Old County Road,” from his upcoming album Never Standing Still. The song was written by Shannon Slaughter and Rusty Hendrix, guitar player from the country band Confederate Railroad, and takes a nostalgic look at growing up in the country and what young people did back then - with maybe a nod to the present as well. The new single is available to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect or by request.

A Show for Joe: Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and More

Band Of RuhksGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center invites music lovers to enjoy a day of bluegrass, blues, and gospel on Friday, September 1, in honor of the late Joe Wilson, a champion of traditional music from the mountains and around the globe. The Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Linda Lay & Springfield Exit, Whitetop Mountain Band, and special guests Sherman Holmes and The Ingramettes will take the stage to celebrate the life and legacy Wilson.

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