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Irish Songstress Heidi Talbot Announces “Angels Without Wings”

Angels Without WingsNashville, TN -- Acclaimed Irish songstress Heidi Talbot presents Angels Without Wings, a new collection of stunning original compositions, many co-written with long time collaborator with Boo Hewerdine, featuring some of the most notable players and singers from the worlds of folk, pop, rock and bluegrass music. The new album will be released by the Compass Records Group on January 29th.

Grascals, New Year, New Website for 2013

The GrascalsArden, NC -- The Grammy® nominated Grascals have launched a new one-of-a-kind website to kick off the new year. The new web site is designed in a style that makes for a fun and easy way to see fresh content and is set up to allow an even greater connection between the band and their fans. Fans will appreciate that the website is also easily accessed through mobile and tablet devices.

Kyle Cantrell Offers Preview of New Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out CD Today

 Band members Edgar Loudermilk, Justen Haynes (back), Russell Moore, Kyle Cantrell, Steve Dilling and Wayne BensonLEBANON, Tenn. – (December 11, 2012) – SiriusXM Satellite Radio listeners are invited to take a step back in time for a bluegrass style performance of classic country music hits by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

The Churchmen Welcome Carroll Arnn to the Band

The ChurchmenBluegrass and gospel music group The Churchmen want to welcome a great friend to the line-up of the band - Carroll Arnn. The band says, "Carroll has been a close associate to the band for many years and it is great to have him on stage with us after all of this time." Carroll first contributed to the band in the 1990's when he penned several songs that The Churchmen recorded. "The King is on His Throne", "The Tie that Binds", and "Sailing with The Savior" are Carroll Arnn originals that were recorded on Churchmen CD's.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Score Two #1s

They're Playing My SongJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers received an exciting and early Christmas gift this week with the news that the band's latest music on Rebel Records has hit the top of not one, but two charts! The new CD, They're Playing My Song, is this month's #1 CD on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums chart. Bluegrass Today's Top 20 Songs chart for the week of December 7th put the CD's first single, "Bottom Of A Mountain" at #1.

Banjo Master Tony Trischka Wins USA Fellowship and Grant

Tonyt TrischkaHailed as one of the most innovative and respected musicians in his field for over 40 years, banjo master Tony Trischka has been awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship grant from United States Artists. Every year, United States Artists invites leaders in nearly every artistic discipline to submit names of artists they believe show extraordinary talent and commitment to their craft.

Charlie Sizemore Chosen as Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Charlie Sizemore Prestonsburg, KY -- Acclaimed vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Sizemore has been recognized by Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year for 2012. Sizemore attended the school (then Prestonsburg Community College) from 1986-88. While there he was instrumental in forming the Alpha Nu Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honorary society of community and junior colleges and became its first president. He also was named to Who's Who Among Students in America's Junior Colleges.

2012 Best St. Louis Bluegrass Band to Visit East Peoria

Elemental ShakedownPeoria, IL -- On Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 PM, CornStar Promotions of Pekin, IL and Meadows Ave Tap will host one of the hottest rising bluegrass groups on the Midwestern map. This no-cover charge show will be held at Meadows Ave Tap in East Peoria.

Ring in the New Year With Bluegrass Legend Del McCoury and Keller Williams

Del McCoury BandDel and the Boys are throwing down in their hometown of Nashville with good friend and musical chameleon Keller Williams to send out 2012 with a good ‘ol hoedown. For 50 years, Del has been a staple of the bluegrass music scene, bringing his sons Ronnie and Rob into the fold in the 80’s to keep the family’s musical legacy firmly planted. Recent collaborators on the new album “Pick”, Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys will get things warmed up before the Del McCoury Band takes the stage to finish the year up right. Getcha’ bluegrass stomp on at Marathon Music Works and boogie into 2013 right!

2013 NCBS Award Nominee Wendy Burch Steel Debuts New CD Jan 10, 2013

Wendy Burch SteelBerkeley, CA -- In early November Wendy Burch Steel was nominated by the Northern California Bluegrass Society for Best Female Vocalist! The winner will be announced at the NCBS Bluegrass on Broadway Festival that will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013. This is due to Wendy's stunning performance on her recently released debut CD "Open Wings" produced by Grammy winning Bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis.

JR Rudd to Release Red Oak and Ash February 26th

Red Oak and AshThe debut, 13 track album by JR Rudd - Red Oak and Ash - will be released Tuesday, February 26th 2013. Accustom to live solo performances, JR Rudd recruited his favorite St Louis musicians to perform on much of Red Oak and Ash. The guest musicians include Chris Powers (7 Shot Screamers, Griddle Kids), Jerry Green (The Potomac Accord), Mae Soule (North of The Quarter, Salty Dogg), Andy Benn (The Potomac Accord) and Art Link (South Outer Forty, Michael Terry Group).

Celebrate Winter at the 28th Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperThe lineup for the 2013 Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival features 17 outstanding groups, many of them winners or nominees at the recent 2012 IBMA Convention, some of whom will be making their first appearance at Mid-Winter! As usual the Northglenn Ramada Plaza will host the festival featuring easy 1-25 access, ample parking, Grand Ballroom, indoor pool, jam rooms, good food, spacious atrium and other amenities too numerous to mention. Bring along your instruments and join in on the non-stop, wall-to-wall jamming that lasts throughout the weekend! Call early to assure. your reservation at the Northglenn Ramada Plaza or the nearby Super 8 just across 1-25.

Life Finds A Way to Give The Grascals A Grammy Nomination

The GrascalsNashville, TN --- It was while performing with other songwriters at a Nashville benefit for Operation Troop Aid that Jamie Johnson, a founding member of The Grascals, learned that the band has been nominated in the 55th annual Grammy Awards.The Grascals

Actor/Entertainer Randall Franks Releases New Christmas Music Video

Randall FranksEntertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” is featured on a new video release from Autry-Franks Productions highlighting his vintage studio recording of “Let’s Live Every Day Like It Was Christmas” performed with Grand Ole Opry stars - the Whites, Jesse McReynolds and Jerry Douglas.

Foggy Mountain Breakdown Banjo Tab Released from Layne Publications

Layne PublicationsLayne Publications, the leader in banjo, mandolin and bluegrass guitar instruction, is pleased to announce the release of their latest bluegrass music lesson, Foggy Mountain Breakdown Banjo Tab. Layne Publications has hundreds of songs available with premium MP3 backing tracks recorded with an entire bluegrass band to make learning an instrument as easy as possible without one on one lessons.

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