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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road to Debut Video "That's Kentucky"

That's KentuckyNashville, TN: A music video for "That's Kentucky", the latest chart-topping single from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's self-titled album from Pinecastle Records was unveiled Friday, November 8, on the band's YouTube page. The single is number one on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart for the third consecutive week, and it also debuted at number one on Bluegrass Today's Monthly Airplay Chart. Watch the video below.

The Spinney Brothers Bluegrass Seeing Top Chart Action

No BordersThe Spinney Brothers latest CD, No Borders, is experiencing quite a bit of chart success as of late. This month, it moves from the #10 spot to #6 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Bluegrass Albums! And in October, it was #1 on Canada's Galaxie Bluegrass Chart. The album's first single, "Grandpa's Way Of Life" moves up to #5 on the Top 30 Songs Chart while "I Want My Dog Back", a fan favorite, has made its debut this month at #26. The Spinney Brothers are especially excited about their newest single, "I Wish That I Could Have Met Carter," written by Dixie Hall. The song, which features a guest appearance by Ralph Stanley II, was released as a single just last month and has already made it's way to #10 on the Bluegrass Today November Songs Chart!

James and Jeff Easter: Like Father, Like Son

James and Jeff EasterLike Father, Like Son joins James Easter of the legendary Easter Brothers with his son Jeff, of the Dove Award winning duo Jeff & Sheri Easter for a special recorded event. The result is an album that tells the story of the timeless relationships between both an earthly father and son, all the while reminding us of our important relationship with our Heavenly Father and the gift He gave us in His Son.

North Carolina's Ash Breeze Releases First Single "Without Love"

Ash BreezeWillis, VA -- The first quarter of 2014 is set to introduce the bluegrass and Americana worlds to the exciting new sounds of North Carolina natives Ash Breeze (formerly known as The Smith Family) with the release of their self-titled debut album on Mountain Fever Records. The first single from the album, "Without Love," produced by Aaron Ramsey (Mountain Heart) releases to radio yesterday.

BlueHighways TV To Be Featured on DISH

BlueHighways TVJoanne Dant informs us that a sampling of BlueHighways TV’s most popular shows featuring this nation’s great music, including bluegrass, folk, traditional country and western, will be aired on DISH Network’s Blockbuster Studio Channel #102 for two months from Sunday, November 17th through Sunday January 5th. BlueHighways TV celebrates America with original shows the entire family can sit down and enjoy, including plenty of music and fun as we travel the back roads exploring Americana crafts, culture and history.

Darren Beachley Band Special Lineup at Palace Nov 9

Darren Beachley BandThe Darren Beachley Band will be performing at Frostburg Palace Theater, Inc., located at 31 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532 on Sat., Nov. 09, 2013. Show time will be from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more info, please contact the Frostburg Palace Theater, Inc., website: http://frostburgpalace.org for updates and ticketing.

Full Line-up Announced for 22nd Graves Mountain Festival of Music

Graves Mountain Festival of MusicSyria, VA -- The Graves Mountain Lodge is proud to announce the full performance line-up for the 22nd Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held May 29-31, 2014. Joining the outstanding talents of Steep Canyon Rangers, Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and more are Grammy winning Canadian acoustic roots band The Duhks, the reigning International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year & Grammy nominated artist Claire Lynch, and the reigning IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Junior Sisk.

Anni Beach Honored for Dedication to Students of Bluegrass

Anni Beach, James Reams, AlanBarnstormer Boost Award for Dedicated Music Teacher -- As the Grand Finale to the James Reams & The Barnstormers’ 20th anniversary coast-to-coast celebration tour, the band performed to a packed house at the Fiddler’s Dream concert hall in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, November 2nd. The standing room only event brought together this nationally-known bluegrass band, a Grammy-nominated fiddler, a 70-year-old music teacher, and an 11-year-old Hispanic guitar player for an evening of great music and good times.

Songwriter Irene Kelley Releases Bluegrass Collection

Pennsylvania CoalVeteran Nashville songwriter and small town Pennsylvania native, Irene Kelley, will release her first new collection of original songs in more than 10 years on February 11, 2014. The new bluegrass full-length album -- Pennsylvania Coal (Patio Records) -- is a tribute to her coal-mining grandfather and a recording Irene has had on her bucket-list for some time. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Fain, the album features many contemporary roots and bluegrass music giants such as Carl Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Dale Ann Bradley, Darren Vincent, Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton, Trisha Yearwood and others.

Mandy Barnett Releases Single "Blue Blue Day" to Radio Featuring Alison Krauss

 I Can't Stop Loving You - The Songs of Don GibsonCracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Mandy Barnett announce the release of I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson, Barnett’s newest CD, which will be available on November 11 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, online at www.crackerbarrel.com and select digital retailers. The release, produced by Barnett, features 12 songs written by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Don Gibson. The album’s debut coincides with the 10th anniversary of Gibson’s death on November 17, 2003, and fulfills a promise that Barnett made to the legendary singer/songwriter.

Russell Moore Reflects On 20 Years With Steve Dilling

Steve Dilling with Russell MooreRussell Moore wanted to reflect on the 20 years he and his band IIIrd Tyme Out have spent with banjo artist Steve Dilling. Here's what Moore wrote.

"By now, you've most likely heard the news that Steve Dilling has decided to bring his time as a member of IIIrd Tyme Out to a close by officially turning in his notice.

Darrell Webb Releases New Single with Rhonda Vincent

Darrell Webb and Rhonda VincentFranklin, TN -- The brand new single, "More Life," from 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year nominee Darrell Webb and Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, was released yesterday. Webb's upcoming 2014 release features an all-star lineup of some of the industry's biggest names including Vincent, Blue Highway, Daily & Vincent, The Grascals, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Lonesome River Band and Wild Fire and produced by ground-breaking musician and bluegrass producer Jim VanCleve, from Mountain Heart fame.

Steve Dilling's Next Bluegrass Chapter with Jordan Entertainment

Steve Dilling. Photo by Ted LehmannGarner, NC -- Accomplished banjoist and long-time emcee of IIIrd Tyme Out, Steve Dilling, has joined Jordan Entertainment. Dilling will serve as manager of Jordan Entertainment and agent for Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road. His main duties will include booking the band and hiring entertainment for Christmas in the Smokies and Bluegrass in Cherokee festivals as well as the company's latest venture, a coffeehouse / music venue that will host a bluegrass concert series on Thursday nights and national acts on the weekend. Personally, Dilling will also continue to play with the band Sideline and teach.

MerleFest 2014 Lineup Expanded to Over 130 Artists

Dr. Ralph StanleyWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, is proud to announce the music festival’s initial lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. As in years past, the initial lineup reflects the diversity and quality of performers that are the hallmark of the festival. Thursday night’s schedule includes the previously announced country music superstar Alan Jackson, who will showcase his newly released bluegrass album. Another legend - bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley - will perform on Saturday evening in the Dr. Ralph Stanley All-Star Jam hosted by Jim Lauderdale. Two of bluegrass music’s biggest names, Dailey & Vincent, will be joined by the Statler Brothers’ Jimmy Fortune to deliver a set of that hallowed band’s biggest hits, complete with the deep, rich harmonies for which all three performers are known.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's "That's Kentucky" Tops Bluegrass Charts

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadNashville, TN: "That's Kentucky", the latest single from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's self-titled album from Pinecastle Records, debuted at number one on Bluegrass Today's Monthly Airplay Chart. The tune logged 968 total spins in October. "That's Kentucky" has also been in the top spot for the last two weeks on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart.

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