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The Roys Sound "Last Call" For January Cruise on Carnival's Sensation

The RoysNashville, TN -- The Roys are sounding "last call" for Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's spectacular ship, Sensation, January 20-24. Brother/sister bluegrass music duo Lee and Elaine Roy are thrilled to be a part of this grand adventure and are urging their fans to sign up now to reserve their cabins. The cost ($499) includes luxurious shipboard accommodations for two and all food and beverages except for carbonated and alcoholic drinks. The vessel departs from Port Canaveral, Florida, and ports of call include the exciting islands of Freeport and Nassau.

Behind the Dream with Bluegrass Legend Bobby Osborne Debuts on BlueHighways TV Nov 29

Behind The Dream with Bobby OsborneNashville, TN (November 19, 2012) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce legendary Grand Ole Opry star Bobby Osborne is the featured artist on the Behind the Dream™ TV show. Part 1 debuts on BlueHighways TV November 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM (EST) with additional air dates listed below. Part 2 will air later in December.

Rhonda Vincent Welcomes Bluegrass Artist Josh Williams to The Rage

Josh WilliamsNashville, TN -- The Queen of Bluegrass -- Rhonda Vincent, says goodbye to four-year Rage member, guitarist Ben Helson. Ben is a graduate of Bethel University, and currently the Bluegrass Director of the Bethel University Renaissance program. With the departure of Ben Helson, Rhonda welcomes three-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Josh Williams, to the most award winning band in Bluegrass music – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.

Darin and Brooke Aldridge Release Live Album Tuesday

Live at Red White and BluegrassNashville, TN -- Crossroads/Mountain Home bluegrass music recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, (www.darinandbrookealdridge.com), announce the November 20th release of their new album, Live at Red, White and Bluegrass.

Jett’s Creek Releases New Single “Back Home Again”

Jett’s CreekThe first single from the new Jett’s Creek album was released in late October. “Back Home Again” is the first song from The Wait is Over, scheduled to release in February 2013 on Mountain Fever Records. Jett's Creek plays original and traditional classic bluegrass music.

Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen to Perform Americana Blackberry Farm Event

Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl KeenNashville, TN -- Texas meets Tennessee when two of the Longhorn State’s most celebrated singer-songwriters perform at the 3rd annual Americana Spring Celebration, to be held March 22-23, 2013 at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Local Bluegrass Band Releases CD to Benefit Pet Rescue

DandelionsAlto Pass, IL -- Local bluegrass band, The Rural Kings, are releasing a CD, Dandelions, on Sunday, November 18, from 5-8 pm at The Old Feed Store in Cobden. It is a collection of originals, traditionals, and covers, that encompasses bluegrass, americana, swing, and folk genres. The CD features many local musicians, including members of The Giant City Slickers, The Whistle Pigs, Woodbox Gang, Banjovi, and The Bankester Family, in addition to The Rural Kings. border=0 height=200 width=234 /

Sunlite Radio to Air Bill Gaither's Homecoming Radio Show 24/7 On Demand

Bill GaitherBill and Gloria Gaither have performed before hundreds of thousands of Gospel Music fans for over forty years, in concert, and on radio and television. Sunlite Radio, one of the oldest internet-only Christian Radio Networks is pleased to announce that it is now airing one of the most listened to radio programs in the history of Southern Gospel music, Bill Gaither's Homecoming Radio Show.

Lonesome Will Mullins and Ronnie Williams at Carter Fold Nov 24

Lonesome Will MullinsHiltons, VA -- Saturday, November 24th, the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a bluegrass music concert by Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys. There will be a special set of Carter Family music with special guest Ronnie Williams beginning at 7:00 pm. In addition, the music center and the Virginia Playboys will be collecting toys for local, needy children at Christmas that night. Anyone attending the concert wishing to participate in the toy drive should bring an unwrapped toy.

Dewey Farmer and Derwin Hinson - Another Patuxent Winner

Dewey Farmer & Derwin HinsonBluegrass Unlimited once proclaimed Dewey Farmer "The Best Mandolin Player You've Never Heard." But for those of us who came up in and around the North Carolina bluegrass music scene, the last 3 words of that title were always unnecessary. To us, Dewey was simply the best. A stirring combination of Monroe style down strokes and machine-gun triplets, of traditional fiddle tunes and crazy Andy Statman covers (a contrast revisited to kick off this recording); there is simply no one like Dewey. And besides, that unofficial title was never entirely accurate anyway.

Nancy Shapiro to be Honored at 6th Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

Nancy ShapiroNashville, TN -- To honor the memory of a Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame icon, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present an interview with Recording Academy Senior Vice President of Membership Services Nancy Shapiro at the sixth annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum on Monday, December 3, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the Ford Theater. A reception will follow the program. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org or call 615-416-2040 for more details.

Layne Publications Announces Release of Mountain Dew Banjo tab and Jam Track

Layne PublicationsSimpsonville, SC -- Layne Publications, the leader in banjo tabs, mandolin tabs and bluegrass instruction, has recently announced the release of their newest tab and jam track for banjo, mandolin and guitar. The Mountain Dew banjo tab is professionally written and recorded by Jordan Layne Bourland, founder and president of Layne Publications.

Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grant Recipents

Foundation for Bluegrass MusicNashville, TN -- Just in time to celebrate the announcement of four “Bluegrass Innovator” grants for 2013, the Foundation For Bluegrass Music has released a new video featuring some of the genre’s brightest stars. The foundation for Bluegrass Music joins Passion with People.

Deering Introduces Beginner Banjo Package For the Holidays

Deering Goodtime PackageSpring Valley, CA -- American made in Spring Valley, CA, the Deering Goodtime Rare Bird Alert 5-String banjo is the latest in the ever popular Goodtime series of banjos made by the Deering Banjo Company. Deering Goodtime Rare Bird Alert Banjo package was just introduced by the banjo maker. Inspired by Steve Martin’s Grammy Nominated recording Rare Bird Alert, the banjo features artwork influenced by the CD cover on the peghead. Hailed for their light weight, bright sound, and ease of play, the Deering Goodtime Rare Bird Alert openback is just right for the beginner to learn on and light enough in weight for the more seasoned player to take on vacation, business trips, or family outings.

Bluegrass Music Artists Headline Benefit for Local Food Pantry

Jeanette Williams and Valerie SmithNashville, TN -- Female vocalist of the year Jeanette Williams, along with Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike are among the bluegrass artists who have signed on to perform at an upcoming benefit for west Nashville food pantry, 'The Little Pantry That Could'.

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