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John Cowan to Release "Sixty" Later this Month

 SixtyJohn Cowan, alsoknown as the "Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his hesart out for thirty-five years and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. Sixty, John's new album and most musically ambitious project to date, is a stylistic journey through a 30+ year career. Cowan, one of the most legendary voices in roots music, signed a license deal Compass Records to release his new album entitled “Sixty”, due out on August 26.

The Boxcars Lead International Bluegrass Music Award Nominations

The BoxcarsNashville, TN -- Nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with The Boxcars leading the pack with ten nominations for the band and their individual members. They’re followed by Blue Highway with nine nominations, and The Del McCoury Band with six nominations.

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced

HealedNashville, TN -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The conference was also streamed live on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 26th through September 9th.

Trinity River Band to Headline Willie’s Duck Jam 2014

West Monroe, LA -- Trinity River Band will headline the first Willie’s Duck Jam 2014 on September 22. This special outdoor concert kicks off at 6:30pm at Willie’s Duck Diner, located at 125 Constitution Dr., West Monroe, LA. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate. The event is being produced by Bucky Newell who is partners with Willie Robertson in Willie’s Duck Diner. Bucky’s 50's-70's rock band, the Reactors, will open the concert. Willie Robertson, Executive Producer of Duck Dynasty, will be joining both bands on stage during this highly anticipated live concert event.

Renfro Valley Barn Dance Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Ronnie Reno joins Renfro Valley Entertainment Center to celebrate 75 years of the Renfro Valley Barn DanceNashville, TN -- Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in beautiful Renfro Valley, KY proudly known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital” is celebrating its 75th year anniversary. Inside the lusciously green walls of this Valley you will find a music tradition that started back in 1939 by the founder John Lair. Great classic country, southern gospel, and mountain bluegrass music rings from the rafters and is “Still Going Strong” at two theaters to this very day. Many artists began their career or called the Renfro Valley Barn Dance their home over the years such as Red Foley, John Lair, Coon Creek Girls, Old Joe Clark, Pete Stamper, Homer & Jethro, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Troy Gentry (Montgomery Gentry) and more.

Alan Jackson to Take Up Residency at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Alan JacksonNashville, TN -- Alan Jackson will take the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22. Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public at NOON (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased at http://CountryMusicHallOfFame.org/artist-in-residence

Pickin' at Carter Fold with Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers

Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass MountaineersThe spark the Bluegrass Mountaineers ignite while performing traditional bluegrass music is very unique. Their burning desire (fueled by their experience and music shared by four generations to continue a family tradition) is one of the world’s most valued treasures in such a wonderful music style. The fourth generation of the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Chris Wilcox is eager to learn the instruments at the young age of eight years old. In a quest to carry on the traditional bluegrass sound, the Bluegrass Mountaineers combine old time claw hammering, classic country yodeling, and twin fiddles to showcase their unique style. All members of the Bluegrass Mountaineers take turns demonstrating their vocal and instrumental abilities. Their love for the traditional, genuine bluegrass sound is evident every time they take the stage. Saturday, August 16th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest 2014 Sept. 25-28

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest 2014Abdingdon, VA -- It's coming and its coming as fast as it can down Virginia's Crooked Road and, its headed for Heartwood in Abdingdon, Virginia. Scheduled for September 25 through 28, 2014, the Abingdon Crooked Road Music Festival will come to life for four days of great bluegrass, old-time and gospel music.

Music City Roots Hosts IBMA Nominations Show

Sam BushPerhaps you followed the drama that surrounded the International Bluegrass Music Association moving its annual World Of Bluegrass convention from Nashville to Raleigh, NC last year. The group, which supports the art and business of bluegrass worldwide, wrestled with declining attendance and many complicated pros and cons of Nashville. We were courted by officials from Raleigh who proved beyond a doubt that they wanted World of Bluegrass to be part of their Fall calendar and culture. And long story short, we made a very tough decision to head to a new city and it went better than any of us dared to hope. Even the IBMA Awards show was a hit, despite the painful sacrifice of moving out of the Ryman Auditorium.

The Roys Celebrate Their Latest Release on Bluegrass Junction

 The ViewNashville, TN -- The Roys wrap the long Labor Day weekend with SiriusXM as the media giant hosts a special-format release party on its Bluegrass Junction channel for the duo's new CD, The View. The celebration, which will air Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m. ET, will feature The Roys performing their full album for an audience at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The CD hits stores on Tuesday, September 2; fans in a hurry for the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's new music can pre-order The View now from Amazon.

Donna Hughes Release Party for 2 New Albums, Video Premiere

Donna Hughes 2 CDsAward-winning Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes will celebrate two new albums, From the Heart and Fly, and the music video premiere for the song, “The Red Oak Tree” on August 23, 2014. This highly anticipated event will take place at the Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, NC beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for Adults and free for children 10 & under.

Jason "Sweet Tater" Tomlin Departs Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Jason TomlinJunior Sisk writes, "for the past several years fans of Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice have noticed the tight comradery within the band, especially during their live performances. While the band members maintain a very close friendship, we would like to announce bassist Jason "Sweet Tater" Tomlin's departure from the group."

43rd Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival Aug. 20-23

Blistered FingersGot Calluses? Get Blistered? That's what its all about at the 43rd Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival going on August 20-23, 2014 at the Litchfield Fairgrounds in Litchfield, Maine. Some of the Greatest Bluegrass music you can see and hear at one of the largest family musical events in New England! This Bluegrass Festival takes place twice every year bringing thousands of Music lovers from all over the World converging in Litchfield, Maine to hear banjos, fiddles, and those high, lonesome harmonies.

Barry Mitterhoff: Mandolin - Bluegrass and Beyond

Barry MitterhoffBarry Mitterhoff is hosting a workshop on Mandolin: Bluegrass and Beyond (Level 3) which is a great opportunity to learn from a masterful player and teacher. This workshop will provide technical and academic instruction in a variety of styles associated with the mandolin, especially the legacy of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. In addition, it will tie its impact on Swing, Jazz and Blues genres.

Huck Finn Jubilee Fan Site Launched for Longtime Fans

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- A new Huck Finn Jubilee fan site has been launched called Huck Finn Jubilee Jam. Huck Finn Jubilee is a 3 day bluegrass festival held in Ontario, California over Father's Day weekend. This iconic bluegrass festival has been in existence for over 35 years. It has been host to some of the legends of bluegrass like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury and more. Country masters have also graced the stage of Huck Finn Jubilee like The Oak Ridge Boys, Mel and Pam Tillis, and more.

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