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The Grascals to Honor Death of Past Opry Stars

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- Traditional country fans and bluegrass fans alike have a unique opportunity to honor the memory of some of country's biggest stars and to enjoy one of the most highly awarded bluegrass bands touring today. The Grascals are set to make an appearance at Gone But Not Forgotten, an event honoring Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Randy Hughes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of the Opry icons.

ROMP Lineup and Ticket Announcement this Thursday

ROMP Valentine's Day SaleOwensboro, KY -- This Thursday, the ROMP 2013 line-up will be announced, a new ROMP web site will be launched, and 3-day passes will go on sale! In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ROMP, for the first time ever, 3-day ROMP passes will be offered to you, our prior attendees, at a significant discount. But you have to act quickly...

Introducing Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos

Bluegrass BuckaroosNashville, TN -- Available now is the debut release from Feller and Hill, available February 4th, 2013, from Blue Circle Records--Featuring the debut single, "Big Blue Roses", written by Tom T and Dixie Hall. The duo has joined with the Graham Talent Group and is now accepting bookings for 2013 and beyond to promote their new CD, which will feature a wide variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, as well as some classic country remakes and even a few southern gospel flavored tunes. If you like traditional bluegrass and classic country music, you'll love the brand new release Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos.

New Online Learning System for Bluegrass Music Lovers

Layne PublicationsGreenville, SC -- Individuals willing to master the techniques of playing bluegrass music can now get all necessary support from the comfort of their home. Renowned online bluegrass music directory Layne Publications has recently launched a new system that makes learning fast, easy and fun. Since 2005 Layne Publications has been the premier source for Bluegrass Music Instruction and learning.

Ovation Launches Song by Song, Dolly Parton Premieres

Dolly PartonSanta Monica, CA -- Following the success of its limited series Song by Song: Johnny Cash last fall, Ovation is launching Song by Song as an ongoing original series. Kicking off the series this year will be Song by Song: Dolly Parton, premiering March 10 at 8:00 pm ET.

Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Nobody Knows You” Wins Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon RangersLos Angeles, CA -- Nobody Knows You from Bluegrass music sensation Steep Canyon Rangers was named Best Bluegrass Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. This is the band’s first Grammy win and second nomination. They were nominated in the same category at the 2012 ceremony for their album Rare Bird Alert, a collaboration with comedy icon Steve Martin.

Mumford & Sons Log 5th Consecutive Album Of The Year For Indies

Mumford & Sons2013 marked another strong night for independents at the Grammy Awards, taking 36 of 79 non-producer categories, including Album of the Year and Best Album wins in 18 categories. Mumford & Sons' win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Concord/Rounder), Taylor Swift (Big Machine), Arcade Fire (Merge), and Adele (who is signed to and marketed by Beggars/XL outside of the U.S.). win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant

Hammertowne is Out of Deep Creek and Into Deep River

HammertowneHammertowne’s recent exposure and success has launched them into the Deep River Management category, and out of Deep Creek Promotions. Deep Creek Promotions is a promotional and developing business, set in place by Deep River Management, to take lesser known bands and help them gain the much needed exposure and contacts that is needed to be successful.

Grammy Awards Know the Steep Canyon Rangers Get Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon RangersThe 55th Grammy Awards were held last night and the Steep Canyon Rangers captured the coveted Best Bluegrass Album for their Nobody Knows You album. The group had some outstanding competition with Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, Noam Pikelny and Special Consensus all nominated for the bluegrass music award.

Urban Monroes Release New Single to Radio

Urban MonroesOn Feb 8th the Urban Monroes released the single “Never My Love” making it available to DJ’s at Airplay Direct. With Valentine’s Day coming, love is in the air and it does seem a timely release. Though it wasn’t originally planned to coincide with the 14th, a bluegrass love song that doesn’t end up with a murder in it is a nice touch for the heart-felt holiday.

Three Tall Pines Expecting New Recording this Spring

Three Tall PinesThree Tall Pines is very excited to announce that they have been very busy in the studio during the past fall and into the early winter. The group is recording a new EP in beautiful Portland Maine under the production wing of Ron cody and engineer Steve Drown at The Studio. Darel Anger is arranging some of the fiddle power so you know this will be a wonderfuly arranged release.

Bluegrass Music Comes Duty Free to Carter Family Fold

Duty FreeDuty Free is a bluegrass band based in Bristol, Tennessee. Members of the band are Bobby Love, Charlie Powers, Rick Powers, Hal Boyd, and Tim Laughlin. Bobby plays mandiolin and demonstrates his versatility as a musician by singing both lead and harmony. He’s a songwriter as well who has written several tunes performed by the group. Charlie plays both lead and rhythm guitar and sings lead and harmony. Rick plays banjo in the traditional Scruggs style and also lends his vocal talent to the band. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Duty Free Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Layne Publications Introduces New Bluegrass YouTube Video Channel

Layne PublicationsGreenville, SC -- Layne Publications has recently launched their new YouTube channel to help their rapidly increasing pool of students. They are a familiar name in the bluegrass music community as the number one educational platform for bluegrass music fanatics. The website of the company has an awe inspiring collection of banjo, guitar, and mandolin tabs prepared considering the specific requirements of their students. Their new YouTube channel will regularly publish short videos to further assist these students.

Monroe Crossing at Carnegie Hall Feb 18

<Monroe CrossingMonday, February 18, 2013, Presidents' Day, Bluegrass 57@7 will host Bluegrass Music's Monroe Crossing as part of their program. The concerts will be held at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at the world famous Carnegie Hall. The program is part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York.

Secrets of Country Record Production

CMA Close Up/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Fett
Many of today’s Country albums and singles share certain production sensibilities. Over the past 20 years or so, they’ve come to adapt numerous production techniques from other genres – particularly rock, pop and R&B – to the point that, if you strip away the vocal, fiddle and pedal steel, the remaining tracks sometimes don’t sound that “Country” at all. This may partially explain why more Country songs cross over to other charts than in the past. But how do you balance this success against the idea of “keeping it Country”?

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