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The Roys Ready To Bring Signature Sound To European Audiences

The RoysNashville, TN -- Award-winning brother/sister duo The Roys will cover new territory May 1 - 5 as they make their European debut with select dates at two picturesque Danish Culture Houses, Germany's ever-popular 11th Annual Buehler Bluegrass Festival and the quintessential English theatre, Leicester Square. Hailed for their superb sibling harmonies, signature "Rootsy Bluegrass Country" sound and compelling original tunes, The Roys complement their vocal style with a vibrant and progressive instrumental attitude that has enchanted fans since the duo's first release.

Della Mae Unveils "This World Oft Can Be" May 28

Della Mae: This World Oft Can BeOn May 28, Boston-based quintet Della Mae will release their debut for Rounder, This World Oft Can Be. The album, which was produced by Bryan Sutton and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole, Dinosaur Jr.) shows that like the Avett Brothers, Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, these five multitalented young women are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries' worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.

ROMP Bluegrass Festival to Feature Premier Acts

Punch BrothersOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is proud to announce the line-up for their epic 10th Anniversary of ROMP (River of Music Party). An international event, ROMP features legendary, traditional bluegrass artists alongside the far-flung roots and branches of bluegrass music. Rather than being a strictly bluegrass festival, it is a festival held strictly in support of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Stirs the Air at Carter Fold

Mountain Park Old Time BandThere will be a film crew from African television doing a segment entitled Country Hart met Juanita – A Journey to the Heart of Country. The film segment will feature Juanita Du Plessis, a South African singer who has won multiple CMA awards in her native Africa. She has been voted the most popular artist in South Africa, has released 11 CDs and 5 DVDs, and has had a total of 44 platinum awards. Country Hart met Juanita is a road trip through the southern states in search of the influences of country music. Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Flatt Lonesome Making A Sweet Noise at Radio

Flatt LonesomeNashville, TN – With a tune from their self-titled debut album on Pisgah Ridge Records, a division of Mountain Home Records, Flatt Lonesome, moves into the airplay Top 10 with “I’m Blue.” The song was written by Flatt Lonesome’s Paul Harrigill and his sister, Amber Nugent.

Protest March to Bring Back Classic Country and Bluegrass

Margaret Maggie PennMargaret Maggie Penn has organized an 'Old Farts and Jackasses' protest march in Nashville, Tenn for April 17th. The march is to protest the fact that our country radio stations are playing mostly rock music and not including our Classic Country and Bluegrass.

Full Scholarship Available to Pete Wernick’s Pre-MerleFest Bluegrass Jam Camp

Pete Leading Cabin Stage CampersPete Wernick tells us of the availability of a full scholarship to his 2013 Jam Camp in Boomer, NC. The camp, open to pickers of all bluegrass instruments, runs Monday through Thursday, April 22-25, immediately prior to MerleFest. It offers both basic skills and intermediate tracks.

PineCone Brings the Del McCoury Band to Raleigh for One Night Only

Del McCoury BandRaleigh, NC -- PineCone is delighted to welcome The Del McCoury Band back to Raleigh, North Carolina for a night of world-class bluegrass music. Del McCoury has spent more than 50 years as a professional musician, and during that time, he and his band have become the most awarded act in the history of bluegrass. Make plans to see the Del McCoury Band on April 4.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Celebrate the Legacy of Dottie West

Dottie WestNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present three special programs this spring in support of the spotlight exhibition Dottie West: Country Sunshine, which runs through May 2, 2013. On Saturday, March 30, Country Sunshine: Remembering Dottie West will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. The panel discussion will feature former West protégé Steve Wariner, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, songwriter Red Lane and West’s daughter Shelly West—an artist in her own right—sharing memories of the talented artist. Prior to the panel, Lane, who wrote West’s hits “Country Girl” and “Come See Me and Come Lonely,” will also present a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Theater.

Dailey & Vincent Get Back To Their Roots On "Brothers Of The Highway"

Brothers Of The HighwayAcclaimed bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent will release their sixth studio album, Brothers Of The Highway, on May 7, 2013. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Grammy-nominated The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent features a pair of original Jamie Dailey compositions as well as ten stirring and evocative new interpretations of songs made famous by the likes of Vince Gill, the Louvin Brothers, Kathy Mattea, Bill Monroe, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, George Strait, and Porter Wagoner.

Bluegrass Duo The Roys Join Andy Ross For A Special Guitar Giveaway

The Roys Guitar GiveawayNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys join Krossroad Guitars in offering fans a chance to win an autographed camouflaged guitar via a special Facebook contest sponsored by Andy Ross. The guitar's designer, fellow musician, famed hunter, hunting bow designer and star of the Sportsman Channel's TV show Maximum Archery, Ross is thrilled to offer the custom Krossroad guitar emblazoned with the ever-popular Realtree™ camouflage and signed by Lee and Elaine. "It's always exciting to work with super-talented people like The Roys," notes Ross. "Best of luck to all who enter the giveaway!"

Inaugural Bluegrass On The Mountain Festival May 18

Bluegrass On The Mountain FestivalFor those that love not only bluegrass, but also breath-taking scenery, fishing, kayaking, camping, and trail riding in the spring mountains of southeast Kentucky, check out the inaugural Bluegrass On The Mountain Festival at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park just east of Pineville, KY. Of course, you don’t have to have an ATV to come. But if you do have an ATV, side by side, or Jeep; our park has over 120 miles of free-to-access trails. The majority of the trails are beginner level and a lot can be accessed by even a 2WD truck or SUV, but there are some challenging ones as well for thrill-seekers.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge, John Cowan at Music City Roots

Music City RootsNashville, TN – Mountain Home recording artists, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, returned to Nashville’s Music City Roots show, on an evening with an all-star cast that included entertainment legend, John Cowan. The musicians took some time backstage to swap stories from the road and stage. Darin and Brooke are known as the "Sweethearts of Bluegrass."

Song of the Mountains Dr. Ralph Stanley Dinner March 29th

Dr. Ralph StanleyMarion, VA- The Lincoln Theatre and Song of the Mountains announces an exclusive evening to honor Dr. Ralph Stanley & his grandson Nathan Stanley on Friday, March 29, 2013. Held at the President’s House at Emory and Henry College, this event offers the opportunity to get to know Dr. Stanley while enjoying a superior dinner in an elegant setting.

Kevin Carter and Full Assurance Announce Tim Greene Joins Lineup

Tim GreeneKevin Carter and The Full Assurance Band is proud to welcome Mr. Tim Greene, from Lenoir, N.C. as its newest band member. Having performed professionally for many years, Tim brings a variety of musical and vocal talents to the band. Tim will be assuming the duties of stand up bassist along with lead and harmony vocals.

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