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The Roys Go Full Throttle With New Single "Gypsy Runaway Train"

The RoysNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys go full throttle with the debut single and title track from their June 4 CD, Gypsy Runaway Train. The tune describes life on the road for a touring musician and is available to radio today. Programmers can catch the "Gypsy Runaway Train" via AirPlayDirect and Soundcloud.

North Carolina BBQ Championship Set for World of Bluegrass

World of Bluegrass 2013Raleigh, NC -- Bluegrass music fans coming to Raleigh for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual World of Bluegrass week in September will also have a chance to chow down at the N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship in the capital city’s downtown.

David Gans Joins Rumpke Mountain Boys for Special Shows

Rumpke Mountain BoysCincinnati, OH -- On Tuesday, May 21, award winning bluegrass goup, the Rumpke Mountain Boys will be welcoming David Gans to their weekly show at Stanley's Pub in Cincinnati, followed by shows in Indianapolis, IN, Lexington, KY and Louisville, KY, culminating with performances at the Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, Ohio.

"How To Grow A Band" Film Now on iTunes

How to Grow a BandFilmmakers Mark Meatto & Mike Bohlmann have announced that the How To Grow A Band film is now available on iTunes. "We've been waiting more than 5 years to say that" commented the filmmakers. "We now look forward to sharing the film with more people in more countries than ever before through iTunes and other digital platforms. Starting today, the film is available on iTunes in the US, UK, Canada & Australia."

Head For The Hills Announce New Album, Tour Dates

Head For the Hills - Blue RuinAsheville, NC -- Head for the Hills is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Blue Ruin, on July 9, 2013. They are in the midst of their Spring Tour in which they opened for both Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon progressive bluegrass bands. They’ll perform two nights at The Bluebird Theater this weekend in Denver then travel up the west coast. This summer brings them to a variety of festivals including RockyGrass, Northwest String Summit, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Salmonstock, and the return of their music festival, Pickin' on the Poudre at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre, where they’ll be performing music from the new release... think Meta-fictional sea shanties, pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism, twang and punch.

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas to Perform at Kimbros Cafe

RebornFranklin, TN -- Mark Newton and Steve Thomas will perform at Kimbros Café located at 214 S. Margin Street in Franklin from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 2 and Thursday, June 6. The duo will perform songs from their new album, Reborn releasing April 30 on Pinecastle Records. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 615-599-2946 or by visiting Kimbros Café.

All 4 The Hall 2013 Benefit Nets Nearly $650,000

All 4 the HallNashville, TN -- According to information released today by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Keith Urban's April 16 All 4 the Hall 2013 benefit concert netted nearly $650,000, bringing the event's four-year total to more than $2 million. Nearly 14,000 fans packed Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to enjoy the one-of-a-kind show.

Darin and Brooke Aldridge Music Video Featured on CMT Edge

Darin & Brooke AldridgeNashville, TN -- Darin and Brooke Aldridge's music video "Wildflower" has been added to the lineup and is being featured today on CMT Edge, a division of CMT dedicated to spotlight a variety of acoustic artists. The video will then remain in rotation on CMT. Anchoring the Aldridges’ album, So Much In Between, "Wildflower" exhibits the couple's radiant harmonies and their undeniable love.

21st Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music Announces Line-Up

Lonesome River BandSyria, VA -- The Graves Mountain Lodge is proud to announce the performance line-up for the 21st Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music taking place May 30 – June 1, 2013 in Syria, VA. USA Today listed Graves Mountain in the “10 Great Places to go to bluegrass festivals” last year, so fans will certainly be pleased with the incredible line-up of talent with performances by: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steep Canyon Rangers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Cleverly’s, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Mark Newton & Steve Thomas, Charlie Sizemore Band, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and many more.

New Album Releasing by Trinity River Band April 30

Trinity River Band Nashville, TN (April 23, 2013) Trinity River Band is proud to announce the April 30 new album release, Today Don't Look Like Rain. The group will hold a CD Release Party that day at 6:00 pm at Two Old Hippies located at 401 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN. Tickets are free. For more information, please call 615-254-7999.

Banjo Camp North Spring Edition Coming May 17

Banjo Camp NorthBanjo Camp North Spring Edition is a weekend-long celebration of the 5-string banjo in both old time and bluegrass styles! World-class banjoists make up our full-time and "adjunct" faculties. We have invited several top flight fiddlers and guitarists to teach about playing with other instruments and jamming, and to be on hand to help make those all-night jams something special. Plus we will emphasize banjo and fiddle duet playing. Another area of study is singing, solo and group. This year's Banjo Camp North will take place at the Prindle Pond Conference Center, Charlton, MA from May 17 through May 19, 2013.

ACMA Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising a Winner

Blue Ridge Acoustic UprisingWytheville, VA- The Appalachian Cultural Music Association's "Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising" held in Wytheville, VA on April 12th and 13th was a huge success, especially for the musicians and the youth musicians who participated in the event. "This was our first year for our event and we are very pleased and already working on next year's gathering at the Wytheville Meeting Center.” states Johnny Williams, a Danville, VA musician and chairman for the event. Williams also says, "The Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising featured over 30 bands from the southern Appalachian Region and was a showcase of the bluegrass, old time and Americana music that was born in this region. The venue, The Meeting Center in Wytheville, is amazing and such a great place to hold the event”.

Rita Small Joins Prescription Bluegrass CD Review Team

Rita SmallPrescription Bluegrass is proud to announce the addition of broadcast veteran Rita Small to the talent line-up writing the CD Reviews for the Prescription Bluegrass Blog. Rita has been co-host of the Cincinnati, Ohio radio show Bluegrass in the Valley for the past eight years. She enjoys bringing listeners a mixture of bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and new acoustic music every Saturday morning from 8am-10am EST.

The Gentlemen of Bluegrass with Hall of Famers

Gentlemen of Bluegrass and Hall of FamersThe Gentlemen of Bluegrass is proud and excited to announce that they will be playing several gigs this year with Bluegrass Hall of Famers, Eddie Adcock and Tom Gray. The Gentlemen of Bluegrass is a relatively new group to appear on the bluegrass scene. The Gentlemen, based within the Carolinas, are noted for their close harmonies and resonant leads in the style of Charlie Waller, John Starling, Jim Eanes, and Jim Reeves.

Hard Driving Big Country Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Big Country BluegrassBig Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took its’ name from Tommy’s coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin’s instrumental Big Country. The group delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it’s at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small, intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music. Saturday, April 27th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

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