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The Spinney Brothers Release Single from "No Borders" Album

No BordersWillis, VA -- IBMA Emerging Artists of the Year nominees, The Spinney Brothers, continue riding high on the success of their new album No Borders, with the release of the second single from the album titled "I Wish That I Would Have Met Carter," today. Released on Mountain Fever Records, the song was penned by legendary songwriting duo Tom T. and Dixie Hall.

Edgar Loudermilk's Releases "My Big Chance Tomorrow"

My Big Chance TomorrowWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records presents the brand new release, My Big Chance Tomorrow, from longtime bluegrass singer and bass player, Edgar Loudermilk, today. Loudermilk’s strong, confident bass playing, and vocal prowess is the foundation for this solid record featuring the single, “Shady Green' that was released to radio in late spring.

Tune In Alert - Newton & Thomas Today!

Mark Newton and Steve ThomasNashville, TN -- Mark Newton & Steve Thomas will appear on WSM Radio's Coffee, Country and Cody show Thursday, October 10 at 9:00 am. Fans can tune in at WSM 650 AM or listen online at and hear music from the group's new Pinecastle Records album, Reborn. This popular new project includes the radio chart single, "Old McDonald Sold The Farm" that has also been released as a music video.

Study Reveals Barter Theatre¹s $34-Million Annual Economic Impact

Barter TheatreAbingdon, VA – Barter Theatre has released the results of a major study measuring the theatre’s impact on the local economy. The independent study determined that Barter Theatre is responsible for generating $34 million in economic impact and supporting 485 jobs across the economic spectrum. Barter is a non-profit organization with an annual operating budget of just over $6 million, located in historic downtown Abingdon, Virginia.

Alan Jackson Releases his First "The Bluegrass Album" Video

Alan JacksonAs most bluegrass and Alan Jackson fans are aware, Jackson ventured into the Bluegrass Music arena with his latest project, The Bluegrass Album. This is the first Country to Bluegrass artist to hit the mark and hit it dead center. Jackson is also quite the bluegrass songwriter! His songs on the album are what makes this project so unique. Jackson literally nailed it with this release. One of the songs that reflects the essence of this project is "Blueridge Mountain Song." Jackson has released the first of two planned videos featuring this song. His daughter, Ali, stars in this first video.

Pisgah Ridge Artist Kristy Cox Garners Top Awards

Kristy CoxNashville, TN --- Multi-award-winning Australian Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox adds two new honors to her already multi-award winning career with recent wins at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Known as The Southern Stars, the prestigious awards are held annually in Mildura, Australia and play a major role in fostering Australian music talent.

Tony Trischka Makes Banjo Education History!

Tony Trischka Banjo SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, announced today the release of even more exclusive content for the Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka. Trischka’s importance as a banjo player is widely acknowledged. As a teacher, he can claim players like Bela Fleck as star students. As a historian, Trischka has contributed as musical director for PBS’ “Give Me The Banjo.” In the four years since its launch, The Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka has evolved into an important banjo resource that reflects all facets of Trischka’s significant contributions to the banjo community.

ETSU & BCM Present Johnson City Sessions Weekend Oct. 17-20

The Johnson City SessionsBristol, TN/VA, October 8, 2013 - East Tennesee State University and Birthplace of Country Music ® present Johnson City Sessions Weekend, October 17-20, 2013, an event-packed weekend celebrating the release of Johnson City Sessions 1928- 1929: Can you Sing or Play Old-Time Music? CD Box Set, re-mastered by Germany's Bear Family Records.

Trampled by Turtles 'Live at First Ave' Hits Street November 12th

Trampled by TurtlesWith six albums to their credit and a word-of-mouth reputation that draws legions of diehard fans to their must-see-to-believe live shows, Minnesota roots music hybrid, Trampled by Turtles release their first live concert recording Live At First Avenue. The set was captured over 3 sold out nights celebrating their 10th anniversary at the legendary Minneapolis venue, First Avenue. This collection features songs from all six of Trampled’s albums, including hits "Wait So Long" and "Alone" as well as fan favorites “Codeine” and Trampled's version of the Pixies’ classic, “Where is My Mind?”. Both the CD and the LP package include a full concert DVD.

Ricky Skaggs Artist-In-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- It was announced last Saturday evening, from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, that Ricky Skaggs will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence. Skaggs will present two intimate evening performances on November 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will be the museum’s first public programs in the new CMA Theater.

Bluegrass Artist Steve Gulley Signs Long-Term Deal with Rural Rhythm

Sam Passamano and Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce it has signed a long-term recording and production agreement with Steve Gulley. The first album will be a gospel album titled Family,Friends & Fellowship, and is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014. Guest artists on the album include; Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Joe Mullins, Tim Surrett, Phil Leadbetter, Les Butler, Mark Wheeler, Don Gulley, Debbie Gulley, Brad Gulley and more. Steve says, “I have felt the need to record an all-gospel project for a long time now. I have always looked at my music as a ministry and an extension of my faith so I’m so excited to finally have the chance to see this come to fruition in the making of Family,Friends & Fellowship.

Mountain Music School Stringband Featured at Heartwood

Mountain Music School StringbandAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a Youth Music Performance Series concert on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the Mountain Music School Stringband. Mountain Empire Community College has long been one of the region’s leading institutions in preserving and promoting traditional mountain arts, crafts, and music. It was nine years ago that their effort to celebrate Old Time music was kicked into high gear with the summer program, Mountain Music School.

Lonesome Day Records Starts the Christmas Giving

 Christmas TimeLonesome Day Records is releasing a new single from Jeff Parker's It's Christmas Time. "We are releasing the first single from Jeff Parker's new Christmas project It's Christmas Time." Lonesome Day Records owner Randall Deaton has decided, since Christmas is a time of giving. "We are going to give you, not only one single but two singles from this project! Jeff was joined on this album by an all star cast Jeff Parker- Lead and harmony vocals,mandolin, Mark Fain-Bass, Seth Taylor-guitar, B.J.Cherryholmes-fiddle,- Jessie Baker-banjo, Paul Hollowell-piano, Bob Mummert-drums, Terry Crisp-steel guitar, and Thomm Jutz-guitar.".

SPBGMA 40th Bluegrass Music Awards, 31st National Convention Lineup Announced

Flatt LonesomeNashville, TN -- The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) will hold their 40th Anniversary SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards Show & 31st National Convention from January 30 - February 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, Tennessee.

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman's Portrait of a Home in Harmony

Melody Walker & Jacop GroopmanMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman have had quite a time these past two years! Their progressive bluegrass band Front Country took home the Band Contest trophy at both the Telluride and RockyGrass festivals, was invited to play on the Mountain Song at Sea Caribbean cruise, and has been touring incessantly to great acclaim. Melody herself released a critically acclaimed album, Gold Rush Goddess, in 2012, and recently won the MerleFest songwriting contest. Between these triumphs, Melody and Jacob came back to their California Bay Area home, rebuilding their lives together as two people whose bond has only tightened with all this travel and success.


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