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Steep Canyon Rangers play the Blue Ridge Music Center August 29

Steep Canyon RangersGalax, VA – The Steep Canyon Rangers bring their original bluegrass sound to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday, August 29, at 7 p.m., as the North Carolina band’s ninth studio album, Radio, makes its debut. The same day, the Blue Ridge Parkway is looking ahead to its yearlong celebration of the National Park Service’s 2016 centennial anniversary with kick-off festivities at the Music Center.

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Release 2nd Album October 30

So FamiliarRounder Records has announced that Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are releasing their latest album, So Familiar on October 30th. A preview track of "Won't Go Back" can be heard below. Preorder your copy of the record today at a chance to win one of several great prizes directly from Steve and Edie!

Rhonda Vincent goes from Bluegrass Queen to Global Trailblazer

Rhonda VincentNashville, TN -- To say that 2015 has been a big year for 'The Queen of Bluegrass' Rhonda Vincent would be an understatement. She has transcended beyond the All American Bluegrass Girl who stole the nation's heart with her genuine songs and charismatic personality, by expanding her sound globally. With a highly successful European summer tour, IBMA and Dove nominations, along with a Christmas album on the way, it has been a monumental year for the 15-time "Entertainer of the Year."

Marion, Virginia Proclaims August 15 as Nathan Stanley Day

Nathan StanleyNashville, TN -- At just 23 years old, Bluegrass singer/songwriter, Nathan Stanley, has no easy task of carrying on the legacy created by his Grandfather, the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, but he is taking steps towards doing just that. In addition to winning two Grammys and being the distinguished recipient of the "Living Legend Award" in 2006, an honor presented by President George W. Bush, Dr. Ralph Stanley has propelled the Stanley name to become one of the most recognizable names in all of music. This past Saturday at a very special Birthday celebration concert, Nathan Stanley was presented with a key to the city of Marion, VA, and August 15 was declared "Nathan Stanley Day," an honor conferred by town Mayor David Helms.

Song of the Mountains Sale Agreement Signed

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA 17 August 2015 – On Friday, August 14, principals of The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia and Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation (AMH), a Marion-based non-profit corporation signed agreements officially transferring ownership of Song of the Mountains from The Lincoln to AMH. Under the agreement, AMH will rent The Lincoln Theatre for the Song of the Mountains monthly stage show and television production.

Adkins & Loudermilk to Host 1st Halloween BooGrass Bash

Adkins & LoudermilkAnderson, SC -- Adkins & Loudermilk will host the inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash October 29-31, 2015. Feel free to wear your best Halloween costume for the BooGrass Bash Costume Party and enjoy the spooktacular performances by: Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Adkins & Loudermillk, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Flatt Lonesome, Sideline, Marksmen Quartet, and more.

10 String Symphony to Release 'Weight of the World' on October 23

Weight of the WorldNashville, TN -- Live music fans likely know the talent behind 10 String Symphony, 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, who have appeared at Romp Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and New Zealand's Auckland Folk Festival after creating the super-duo out of mutual admiration in 2012. Fans can experience the combination of two of Nashville's most impressive fiddle talents on their second album,
Weight of the World, on Oct. 23.

Three New Titles on Rural Rhythm's Heritage Collection Series

Rural Rhythm Heritage CollectionNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce four new titles in its archival Heritage Collection series. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series includes authentic Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes and Gospel music performed by many legends & pioneers. Titles are mastered from the original master tapes, with original cover artwork and include many albums never-before available on CD.

South Carolina Broadcasters Sign to Label

South Carolina Broadcasters band with Ed LoweThe South Carolina Broadcasters continue to gain momentum with music fans and have just taken the next step in advancing their career further.  The trio, consisting of David Sheppard, Andy Edmonds, and Ivy Sheppard, has just signed a record deal with the award winning John Boy & Billy Record Label.

Carter Fold Presents Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time Band

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. At only 28 years old, Jake Krack has an impressive biography. He graduated from Berea College in 2007. While at Berea, Jake was a recipient of the Red Foley Memorial Music Award. Since that time, he has produced and released nine CDs on which he is featured. In addition, he has produced and/or consulted on many old time CDs. Jake is an Individual Artist Coordinator for the Culture and History Department in Charleston, West Virginia. He has done internships, received scholarships, and done extensive work with Smithsonian Folkways recordings.

Crossroads Label Group Artists Top in IBMA Award Nominations

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- Truly the "mountain home" of Bluegrass music, Crossroads Label Group (Mountain Home Music Company), has become the premier label for Bluegrass music with some of the most highly-awarded and top performing artists in the industry. The 2015 IBMA award announcements garnered the label 22 nominations across 13 categories. Mountain Home Music Company congratulates all of its nominees on their hard work and perseverance and for sharing their passion for Bluegrass.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee Welcomes John Thomas Fowler

John Thomas FowlerGreenville, SC -- Cultural enrichment is a priority for many Baby Boomers looking at South Carolina golf communities. It adds to the overall quality of life and gives folks the option of being entertained right “in their own backyards”. Real Estate Scorecard recognizes The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Western South Carolina in the Upstate for setting the standard for cultural events by offering one of the most impressive calendars of events for its residents with its “artist in residence” programs. Designed as a way to enhance lifelong learning and provide club members on-site lectures, art exhibits and musical performances, the “artist in residence” program took off at this award winning Lake Keowee real estate development.

Bluegrass Music Museum to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY - The International Bluegrass Music Museum has been announced as a recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award. The announcement was made during the nominee show for the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction channel, hosted by radio personality and Bluegrass Museum trustee, Kyle Cantrell.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Talks 50th Anniversary Tour

The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna sat down with Billboard's Chuck Dauphin last week to discuss the 2016 tour & sold-out Ryman Auditorium show on September 14. Read the article here.

Volume Five Receives Two Separate Industry Award Nominations

Volume FiveNashville, TN -- Volume Five is celebrating award nominations today from two separate organizations. As announced in a press conference by the International Bluegrass Music Association, Volume Five received an Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. At the same time, the 46th Annual GMA Dove Award Nominations were being announced live from Lipscomb University in Nashville where Volume Five was honored with a Nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent, written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Joe Owens.

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