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It’s “A Better Place” for Detour Bluegrass Band

A Better PlaceTraverse City, MI -- Powerhouse bluegrass band, Detour, begins the new year with a bang as chart success for their album, A Better Place continues to pour in. This stellar project is currently: #10 on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart; appears on Bluegrass Today’s Top Favorite Albums of 2012 by David Morris; is #3 on WYCO Radio’s The Bluegrass Express Top 20 Songs for 2012; and one of Prescription Bluegrass’ Top 15 CDS of 2012. "Frankly, this band just blew us away,” said Brian McNeal of Prescription Bluegrass.

March 1st Grass In The Hall Concert Announced

Grass At The HallNashville, TN -- Awendaw Green is proud to announce the March 1, 2013 Grass in the Hall concert with bluegrass music artists Town Mountain, Cumberland River and Barefoot Movement at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased at Etix.com. This is a special kick-off event for the Sweet Grass Music Festival and The Charleston Bluegrass Festival that will take place this summer. More details on those events will be announced soon.

New Bluegrass Music Single by Marty Raybon and Full Circle

Marty RaybonRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new Bluegrass single, “That Janie Baker” by Marty Raybon & Full Circle released this week to radio via the label’s Fresh Cut & Key Tracks CD and at AirplayDirect.com.The song appears on Marty’s straight-up new Bluegrass album, The Back Forty, releasing in March celebrating his 40 years entertaining audiences around the world.

First Single, “Run Secretariat Run" By Dale Pyatt Released To Radio

Dale PyattNashville, TN -- Award-winning singer-songwriter, Dale Pyatt has released the first single, “Run Secretariat Run” to radio. The song was written by Dale Pyatt and Charlie Hall and is now available to radio stations at AirplayDirect.com. Dale Pyatt, the album, is now available for digital purchase at CD Baby and the physical version is set for release on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Help James Reams Celebrate his Birthday

James ReamsJames Reams of James Reams & The Barnstormers will be celebrating his birthday this week. We hope you'll help him celebrate by playing his music in honor of his special day. This year also marks James' 20th anniversary as a bandleader! James Reams & The Barnstormers are touring coast-to-coast in honor of the occasion. In addition, the long awaited release of the DVD documentary, Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words is expected to occur by mid-year.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to Make Woodsongs Debut

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperAward winning bluegrass music artists Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will make their Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour debut this month when the band performs on the popular radio and TV show on Monday, January 21st. Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is a multi-media event that tapes in Lexington, KY and is hosted by folk singer Michael Johnathon.

Mark Newton and Steve Thomas Sign with Pinecastle Records

RebornColumbus, NC -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce that it has signed Mark Newton and Steve Thomas to its roster. Their debut album is titled Reborn and will be released on April 9, 2013. With the two banded together, the "sideman" becomes a "frontman," and the "frontman" becomes a "partner." Both men are native Virginians who both struck out seperately in the music business decades ago, with both having completely different experiences. Now that both of their paths have converged, they are eager to blend their various musical flavors together to share with bluegrass and Americana fans everywhere. They are joined by bass player Matt Wallace who rounds out the trio that will be touring the country.

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band Bring Bluegrass Sound to “White Swan”

Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band“Fate gave the word...” Stories of tragedy and transcendence ~ the overpowering confrontation with one’s destiny ~ the sweet pathos in finding love and growing older ~ this is the human condition that gave rise to the urge to create folk songs from the earliest ages of human history. Susie Glaze comments, "This is the most truly collaborative work I’ve ever released. The fine players of the Hilonesome Band and I have created these songs together and on this album you hear their voices alongside my own." The new album, White Swan, has an anticipated release date of March 19, 2013.

Cumberland River’s “Justified" on New Album

JustifiedNashville, TN -- Justified: Music From The Original Television Series, releasing January 8, 2013 on Madison Gate Records, features a collection of 13 hand-selected and fan-favorite songs from the Sony Pictures Television/FX Productions original series, Justified. The album includes the main title theme “Long Hard Times To Come,” an original recording of “Stand By Your Man” by Beverley Staunton, songs by Dave Alvin, Rural Rhythm Records' artist Cumberland River’s (“Justified”) and more. The digital album is available now for pre-order on iTunes. Season 4 of this hit TV show starring Timothy Olyphant premieres on the FX Network on January 8, 2013 at 10pm PT/ET.

The Tyme for Bluegrass is Now at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Timeless Hits From the Past BluegrassedLebanon, Tenn. - (January 7, 2013) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® guests can now take a "Tyme Out" with a new album from one of bluegrass music’s most decorated bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed is a unique project by the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) seven-time Vocal Group of the Year, fronted by the IBMA’s most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year (five-time), that features classic country hits originally recorded by Elvis, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and more – all re-recorded in the band’s signature bluegrass style. The album also features special guest vocalists Sonya Isaacs and Pam Tillis, and was produced by Barry Bales of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Timeless Hits >From The Past Bluegrassed is available today in all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations as well as on Crackerbarrel.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.

Marty Raybon Leads CGM Nominations Appearing in Seven Categories

Marty RaybonNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce Marty Raybon leads with the most nominations in the CGM Fan Awards appearing in seven categories including: Favorite Solist, Favorite Male Vocalist, Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Musician, Favorite Song (I’ve Seen What He Can Do), Favorite Album (Hand to the Plow), and Living Legend. Mark Carman, producer of Hand to the Plow, also received a CGM Fan Award Nomination for Favorite Producer. Marty picked up yet another album nod receiving a SGM Fan Award nomination for Favorite Album for Hand to the Plow.

The Roys Receive Fan Awards Nomination for Favorite Duo

The RoysNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce brother/sister Bluegrass duo The Roys have received Christian Gospel Music (CGM) Fan Awards Nomination in the Favorite Duo category. Fans can view the complete list of top ten nominees and cast their vote at Christian Voice Magazine.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013 Festival Dates Announced

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013San Francisco, CA -- The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has announced the dates for their 2013 festival. This year's grand event will take place October 4, 5, & 6, 2013. The beautiful crowd shot sent in by Benjamin Wallen was used to create the background of this graphic. Benjamin says " Justin Townes Earle was his best show this year".

Showcase Artists Sought for World of Bluegrass 2013

IBMA Showcase ArtistsNashville, TN -- /IBMA/ The premiere opportunity to introduce talent and new music at IBMA’s annual World of Bluegrass conference comes in the form of “official” showcase performances which help the music industry assembled discover emerging new bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2013.

The Heirloom Market & Café to Release Episode of “The Old Time Heirloom Hour”

The Old Time Heirloom HourThomson, IL -- The Old Time Heirloom Hour is a web-based variety show filmed in front of a live audience in The Heirloom Market & Café. The variety show aired its first show on September 8, 2012. The current release is a very special event for The Heirloom Market & Café as it is the tenth episode of the show to be released and features a local bluegrass music group.

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