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O'Connor Band, with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, Signs With Rounder

O'Connor BandNashville, TN - Rounder Records and Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of the O'Connor Band. The band, which is already earning praise for their contemporary bluegrass and Americana sound, features Grammy and CMA Award-winning fiddle/violin virtuoso and composer Mark O'Connor, who is renowned for his musical versatility, and who recorded a series of albums - including his debut recording - for the label starting in 1974.

Bluegrass Legend, Ronnie Reno, to Appear on "Reflections"

Keith Bilbrey with Ronnie RenoNashville, TN -- Bluegrass legend and longstanding host of RFD-TV’s “Reno’s Old Time Music,” Ronnie Reno, will be featured next week on The Heartland Network’s popular interview series “Reflections.” Hosted by famed radio/tv personality and Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Keith Bilbrey. As the show’s title suggests, “Reflections” is a half-hour program providing a retrospective look at the careers legendary artists in Country music. Former guests have included Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood, John Anderson, John Conlee, and many more.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Single & New Album Available

Sacred MemoriesJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers announced their single "All Dressed Up" is now available! It's the first single from the new CD, Sacred Memories, and was written by Jerry Salley and Diane Wilkinson. Joe Mullins says, "We think it is a wonderful song and we hope you like it! It's available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon." The album, Sacred Memories, will be available everywhere April 15th but you can get it now exclusively from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers on the road or from the website.

2016 Hazel Dickens Song Contest Winners Announced

Hazel DickensBoston, MA -- The 2016 Hazel Dickens Song Contest is proud to announce the three winning songs for the 2nd Annual Hazel Dicken Song Contest out of a burgeoning field of 197 entries. The contest pays tribute to one of bluegrass music’s most beloved songwriters. The Hazel Dickens song contest celebrates the life and muse of one of bluegrass music's most beloved songwriters.

Blue Highway to Host First Fan Appreciation Concert

Blue Highway BandEmory, VA -- Premier award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway will host a first of its kind All Request Fan Appreciation Concert on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. The concert will be the first outside event to be held at Emory & Henry's new $20 million McGlothlin Center for the Arts, with two show times available of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The facility has six luxury boxes, a four-row balcony and four-row mezzanine, with a total capacity of 461 luxurious seats in the stunning new benchmark facility on Emory & Henry College's pristine campus set amist the rolling hills of Virginia just east of Bristol.

Record Store Day Vinyl with 40th Anniversary "J.D. Crowe & The New South"

J.D. Crowe & The New SouthRecord Store Day is April 16th and Rounder Records has a very special release planned for bluegrass music fans. The long-awaited, 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of one of the most heralded albums in bluegrass history: J.D. Crowe & The New South will be released exclusively for Record Store Day! J. D. Crowe & The New South is an album by American banjo player J. D. Crowe and The New South, released in 1975. It was reissued on CD in 1992.

Planet Bluegrass Announces 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day Lineups

2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day LinupLyons, CO -- With final additions Ryan Adams, The Oh Hellos, Pokey LaFarge, Houndmouth, Sara Watkins, Balsam Range, Mandolin Orange, De Temps Antan, and special festival guests John Cowan and Nicki Bluhm, we're proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Dave Adkins Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart

Willis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the self-titled new album by Dave Adkins made his debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. The album was released February 26 and was produced by Adkins who also contributed six original songs to his groundbreaking new project. Adkins carefully chose each track for this new album. From the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent.

The Spinney Brothers "Living The Dream" Due April 29th

Living The DreamWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce Living the Dream, a new single from The Spinney Brothers is available to radio and consumers today! "Living the Dream" is the title track for the band's album due for release April 29th.

Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals Due March 25th

Section House - A Collection of InstrumentalsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is available to radio programmers today. The album will be released March 25th but is available for preorder now. Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is an offering from an exceptional group of super-pickers who, despite being relatively young in age, have already become household names among the who's who of bluegrass musicians. Section House includes Aaron Ramsey (mandolin), Bryan McDowell (fiddle), Cory Walker (banjo), Jake Stargel (guitar), and Jeff Partin (bass and resophonic guitar).

Aussie, Kristy Cox to Release Emotive New Album April 8th

Part of MeNashville, TN -- Multi-award winning artist and Australian native, Kristy Cox proves that powerful and meaningful music is truly a part of her with every note of every song. Part of Me, Kristy's second release for Pisgah Ridge Records, (an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group), is packed with emotional songs sung from the heart, and delivered by a true vocal powerhouse.

Get into Gear with High Test Grass at Carter Family Fold

High Test GrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 12th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by High Test Grass.

Mountain Heart Premieres New Single from Upcoming Album

Mountain HeartProgressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart rove way beyond the confines of the bluegrass genre, adding a bit of soul ala the SteelDrivers and a bit of pure-bred country ala Chris Stapleton. In other words, we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul. Mountain Heart will be releasing Blue Skies on Compass Records, May 6th.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50 Years with PBS Special

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 50 YearsNashville, TN -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen) will host a star-studded televised PBS special throughout March that was filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium during a sold-out performance as the iconic group celebrates its 50th anniversary. Click here to find dates and times for when the PBS Pledge Special airs in your hometown.

James Reams' "Rhyme & Season" is Now in Production

Rhyme & SeasonJames Reams made an exciting announcement in his latest newsletter. "The release date is March 29th!! Sometimes I forget just how hard it is to release a new album. It’s kinda like childbirth, the joy of seeing the new project in your hands makes you forget about the long months of labor to get to that point! Just take a look and listen to the “Making of Rhyme & Season” video and you’ll get a taste for what it takes to make an album as well as a nice little appetizer of the album itself. Selecting the songs, writing new material, creating new arrangements, countless hours of practice, interviews, press releases, filming videos, graphic design, recording, mixing, production and finally distribution…it can really take a toll on a feller (and his pocketbook!). But you couldn’t find a prouder “papa” than I am about my latest CD, Rhyme & Season, which will be available on CDBaby, Amazon and other online sources on March 29th."

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