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Marty Raybon Celebrates 40th Year with "The Back Forty"

 The Back FortyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the upcoming bluegrass album, The Back Forty by Marty Raybon & Full Circle releasing Tuesday, March 26. This highly anticipated new album is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Rural Rhythm Records and will also be available at iTunes, GooglePay and many more fine retail outlets.

Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series to Host Nu-Blu Bluegrass Band

Nu-BluDalton, GA -- The Woodsongs Coffeehouse - Dalton Freight Depot will host on Saturday March 30th, an evening of acoustic music featuring Nu-Blu from Siler City, North Carolina. Also, by popular demand, Atlanta songwriter Kathy Reed will return to the Freight Depot to open the show.

Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos Available Now

Bluegrass BuckaroosNashville, TN -- Available now is the debut release from Feller and Hill from Blue Circle Records featuring the debut single, "Big Blue Roses", written by Tom T and Dixie Hall. The CD debuted at number 9 on the Airplay Direct Bluegrass charts for the month of February. Feller and Hill are also available for radio interviews and track by track reviews of the brand-new CD. If you like traditional bluegrass and classic country music, you'll love the brand new release Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos.

New Spring Valley Boys at The Crooked Road Youth Music Series Concert

New Spring Valley BoysThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Series Concert on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the New Spring Valley Boys from Grayson County. The New Spring Valley Boys grew out of the Albert Hash Memorial Band Program, directed by Emily Spencer, in Grayson County Public Schools. The band’s distinctive style merges the driving sounds of the Galax, VA, fiddle styles; the Round Peak, NC, styles of clawhammer banjo; and the rhythmic sound of old time guitar.

World Wide Bluegrass DJ Geoff Morris Died Yesterday

Geoff MorrisThe beloved DJ for World Wide Bluegrass passed away yesterday after losing his battle with cancer. The "Down Under" favorite DJ has provided hundreds of broadcasts as a volunteer for the WWB and was the webcaster's 2nd international DJ to sign on, after Terry Poirier. Geoff has visited what he lovingly called "Bluegrass America" and met many of his idols, the latest being Doc Watson, and he blogged about his travels and experiences at his website.

Brad Gulley Moves to Lead Vocalist for Cumberland River

Cumberland River2013 is in overdrive for Cumberland River as this hard driving, high energy bluegrass band, has a brand new album coming out later this year. The band is currently in the studio working on their new project. This album will feature Brad Gulley in his new role as lead singer. Brad is the son of singer/songwriter/producer Steve Gulley.

Compass Records Announces New Bluegrass Releases for April

The Old SchoolNashville, TN -- Compass Records presents its new releases for April 30th, including new bluegrass music albums from the legendary Peter Rowan as well as Compass newcomers Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.

Bluegrass Gospel Group The Churchmen Join Mountain Fever Records

The ChurchmenWillis, VA -- Dove nominated bluegrass gospel group, The Churchmen, are joining forces with Virginia based Mountain Fever Records on their spring release Mercy Road, the inaugural venture for the band on the label. The first single from the album, “Bread and Water,” hits radio today, March 5th.

Mark “Brink” Brinkman and Paula Breedlove in “Direct Buzz”

Direct BuzzAirPlay Direct is celebrating 8 years with this issue of Direct Buzz and the company is ecstatic to be bringing their magazine back to life for their vast readership of Indie Artists, Record Labels, and Radio Stations that encompass the globe!

LMU & Abraham Lincoln Library Special Musical Event a Success

LMU & Abraham Lincoln Library SuccessHarrogate, TN -- On February 22, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) presented a special benefit music event at the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship. The historic concert celebrated the new Rural Rhythm Records’ album, God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People with extraordinary performances by some of the top talents in bluegrass music.LMU

Flagler Museum Presents Bluegrass In The Pavilion Concert

Flagler MuseumPalm Beach, FL -- The 9th Annual Bluegrass in The Pavilion concert continues to bring the best Bluegrass musicians to South Florida. In 2013, Audie Blaylock and Redline and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform great Bluegrass music at this National Historic Landmark. All proceeds from the concert benefit South Arts’ emergency planning for Gulf Coast cultural institutions. The event takes place Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The Pavilion will open at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are just $30.

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Play Traditional Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Jeff Brown & Still LonesomeHiltons, VA -- As a member of Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Jeff Brown has performed on many famous stages such as the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, the Ryman Auditorium, and Song of the Mountains – just to name a few. Jeff also toured with the Charlie Sizemore Band and has done fill in duties with Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and many more. The Still Lonesome Band is made up of Austin Brown, Noah Brown, Meredith Goins, Josh Blankenship, and Josh Underwood. Saturday, March 9th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

ICMC To Discuss The Golden Age of Bluegrass

ICMC 2013Ron Roach, a colleague of long time International Country Music Conference (ICMC) friend Bill Brown at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia will be discussing a fascinating Bluegrass topic. Roach will discuss “The Golden Age of Bluegrass on the West Coast: Early History of the Golden State Boys.” Roach asserts that the “1960s were a Golden Age for bluegrass music on the West Coast. Flatt and Scruggs became a national sensation on The Beverly Hillbillies and the Dillards were regulars on The Andy Griffith Show.

Country Cooperative Initiative Recognizes Mountain Fever Records

Mountain Fever RecordsAs one of the younger bluegrass record labels to appear on the scene in the last few years, Mountain Fever Records has succeeded where a lot of record labels have failed. Service to the Artist. The label says, "our secret formula? It's almost the "Golden Rule" We just treat people the way they should be treated. With respect. We don't sign artists to our label just to make money from them. We are a family and we don't sign anyone that wouldn't be welcome into our homes."

ACMA Announces Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising

Blue Ridge Acoustic UprisingThe Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) announces a new musical gathering for bluegrass, old time and Americana musicians and fans to be held at the Wytheville Meeting Center April 12 & 13, 2013.


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