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Summergrass Festival 2013 Less Than 3 Weeks Away

Summergrass 2013San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is now less then 20 days away. Advanced ticket sales have been good and are still available, camping and electric hook-up sales have also been good. Summergrass San Diego is now going into its eleventh season. What a wonderful festival they have created.

Bobby Osborne to Cover for Jesse McReynolds at Eureke Springs Festival

Bobby OsborneThe Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival has announced a change in the headline act for the Auditorium show on Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Due to serious health issues, Jesse McReynolds will be unable to perform. But the show must go on and another Bluegrass legend, Bobby Osborne, will be filling McReynolds' place for the festival. Osborne and his band, the Rocky Top X-press, will now be performing as part of the 2½ hour show.

World's Oldest and Largest Old Fiddlers' Convention Aug 5-10

Old Fiddlers' ConventionThe 78th Annual Old Fiddlers' Convention takes place in Galax, Virginia this weekend, August 5-10, 2013. Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country, bluegrass, old-time and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax, VA for the Annual Old Fiddler's Convention. For some this means hundreds of miles of travel, while for others it will be a short trip from their nearby homes. Most of these people don't play music, and come just for the listening and renewing old acquaintances.

James Reams and the Barnstormers Headline Long Island Bluegrass Festival

Long Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the Town of Babylon are proud to present the 11th Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival August 17th. The festival is a fun filled afternoon of traditional Bluegrass Music, Children's Activities, Workshops, Vendors, Food and Fun! Pack up your family, your favorite instrument, a couple of lawn chairs, and head on over.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Recap Grand Ole Opry Debut

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersWe recently reported that award winning bluegrass artists Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers would be making their Grand Ole Opry Debut. The night was a big success and the group was excited to perform on "The Show." The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers achieved a career milestone when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage July 27th as guests on Bill Anderson's portion of the show.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Flying New Album September 19

Darin & Brooke AldridgeCombining tradition and innovation, bringing the best of both worlds together with undeniably strong musicianship and vocals along side edgy melodies and song selection meant for a new and wider audience. That defines Flying the most recent project by the sweethearts of bluegrass, Darin & Brooke Aldridge.

Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe Hits Public Television

Music City RootsNashville, TN -- The inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere on its hometown station, Nashville Public Television, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central. Soon thereafter, the 13-episode series, distributed by American Public Television, will debut in tens of millions of homes, having received commitments from markets covering over 60% of all US households, including WNET in New York, WGBH in Boston, plus stations in Los Angeles, Austin and over 75 other markets. New markets will be added every month.

24th International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations to be Announced August 14

24th IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans all over the globe can watch live as the final nominees for the 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards are announced on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 pm central; for the third year in a row, Music City Roots will broadcast the nomination press conference live at, from the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee.

Americana Unveils First Wave of Performers and Presenters for Honors & Awards

Steep Canyon RangersNashville, TN -- Stephen Stills, Ken Burns, Dr. John, 2013 nominees Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, plus multi-nominee duo Shovels and Rope, make up the first wave of performers and presenters set for the Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show, Wed., Sept. 18 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. (More performers to be announced soon.) Nashville, TN -- Stephen Stills, Ken Burns, Dr. John, 2013 nominees Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, plus multi-nominee duo Shovels and Rope, make up the first wave of performers and presenters set for the Americana Music Association

Blue Moon Rising’s Blue Side Of The Moon Released Digitally

Blue Side of The MoonKnoxville, TN -- Blue Moon Rising is proud to announce their new album Blue Side of The Moon is now available for digital sale on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon. Physical copies of this popular new album are available at County Sales and the band’s website at

Alan Jackson to Perform at Nashville's Station Inn - August 27

Alan JacksonNashville, TN -- Country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson will perform at Nashville’s Station Inn on August 27 at 8:30pm. The show will feature the players from Jackson’s upcoming The Bluegrass Album, set for release September 24. Jackson wrote eight of the fourteen songs on The Bluegrass Album, which will be released on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by Keith Stegall and Jackson’s nephew, Adam Wright. A review of the album by Bob Cherry and is creating a great deal of excitement and a lot of anticipation for the new project.

Ron Block Releases Third Solo Album, "Walking Song"

Walking SongRon Block, long regarded as one of the leading lights of contemporary acoustic music, released Walking Song, his third solo set for Rounder Records, this week. While Block is best known as a two-decade veteran of Alison Krauss & Union Station, he is also a highly regarded songwriter, singer and producer. In recent years, he has also come to prominence for his writings about Christian theology and spirituality.

Cumberland River and More Perform for Ronald McDonald House Benefit

Cumberland River Scottown, OH (July 30, 2013) -- Cumberland River is proud to announce they will perform at the AU2 Rally in the Valley on Saturday, August 24 supporting the Huntington, West Virginia chapter of the Ronald McDonald House. The event will be held at the home of the Appalachian Uprising festival on Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio.

Ole Acquires Better Angels Music Catalog

oleNashville, TN -- Nashville-based Ole (stylized as "ole") has concluded an acquisition of the music publishing catalog of Nashville-based Better Angels Music Publishing Group. The catalog includes copyrights spanning a broad spectrum of music genres including Rock, Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Blues and features more than 2,000 unexploited songs, over 100 commercially-released songs, and several master recordings.

Nu-Blu's “Ten” Goes Top-10 on Two Billboard Music Charts

 TENNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that Nu-Blu’s new album “Ten” reached # 6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart and charted at #5 on the Billboard Country Gospel Chart. “Ten” was released on July 16th. Appropriately titled, Ten contains 10 new songs performed in their unique and distinctive style with award winning special guest musicians Ron Stewart and Jim Van Cleve. Track one titled “That Road” is the first single from the album and features the strong vocals of Carolyn Routh. Radio programmers and DJ’s have been enjoying the depth of songs on the album.


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