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Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2012Nashville, TN -- Springer Mountain Farms has June and July at the world famous Ryman Auditorium packed with Thursday night bluegrass as they once again present Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. This annual fare of bluegrass music is just the thing to make summers hotter than ever. This year, the lineup if fully loaded with some of the finest in the genre.

UVa-Wise Bluegrass Band in The Crooked Road Youth Music Series

UVa-Wise Bluegrass BandAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, May 8th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the UVa-Wise Bluegrass Band from Wise County.

At The Feed & Seed Awarded Best Documentary

Lonesome Will Mullins BandAt The Feed & Seed, an independent film written and directed by April Janow and Dax Cuesta, recently won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 15th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, held April 3-13, 2014 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At The Feed & Seed, also a Best Music Documentary nominee, was screened at the historic Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and was followed by a rousing bluegrass and claw-hammer banjo performance by Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys, one of the film’s featured bands.

Two Brand New CD's from Donna Hughes Coming

Donna HughesSinger-Songwriter Donna Hughes announced that she has recorded 29 brand new songs and now, she's looking for fants to help her bring not one but, two new CDs to the market. She has two new albums and two music videos releasing in 2014. From The Heart, a Bluegrass album, and a piano album, Fly.

Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Summer Season at Chantilly Farm

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutChantilly Farm invites the public to come out for the one of the region's largest bluegrass and mountain music events to kick off the venue’s summer season. In its fourth year, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival will feature performances from some of the most notable acts in Bluegrass music. The one day event takes place at Floyd County’s Chantilly Farm (2697 Franklin Pike SE) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 11am until 10pm.

The Missy Werner Band Releases New Single, "Rocks In The River"

Missy WernerIn tandem with the announcement of a July 1st release date for her latest album, Turn This Heart Around, Cincinnati area singer and bandleader Missy Werner is heading for the airwaves with the project’s second single, “Rocks In The River,” available today to broadcasters via AirplayDirect. The song, an ode to enduring love, follows the album’s first single, “I Always Do,” which reached #3 on the Bluegrass Today airplay chart late last year.

Simply Bluegrass Back by Popular Demand

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Due to popular demand, Gabriel Communications, is pleased to announce that it will re-air “Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass” throughout the month of May on the RFD-TV network, as well as FamilyNet. “Country’s Family Reunion,” the DVD/television series that brings America’s most-treasured artists together to reunite and reminisce assembled a cross-section of award-winning and legendary Bluegrass artists, from “finger-pickers,” to “purists,” to “New Grass” contemporaries. The series is hosted by Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Anderson and 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, includes performances by Dailey & Vincent, The Whites, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, The Roys (Lee & Elaine), Jerry Douglas, Donna Ulisse, Mac Wiseman, Ramona Jones, Bobby Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Paul Brewster, Ronnie Reno, Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, The Gibson Brothers and Jesse McReynolds, backed by the genre’s foremost musicians Barry Bales (Bass), Bryan Sutton (Acoustic Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin), Stuart Duncan (Fiddle) and Ron Stewart (Banjo).

Rodney Dillard with Lonesome River Band Bring Bluegrass To Morristown

Lonesome River BandThe Jefferson Federal Amphitheater at Cherokee Park, located at 3075 Floyd Hall Road in Morristown, will be filled with the sounds of bluegrass and gospel music on Saturday May 10, 2014 in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival. Multi-award winning groups Lonesome River Band and Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band will bring their highly entertaining shows to the park along with opening act Deeper Faith. Doors open at 5:00 and the concert begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 General Admission/$15 Reserved Seating and are available now at Hampton Inn, WCRK, Elliott’s Boots, Retro CD Store and www.cherokeeparktn.com.

American Drive Releases a New Spin on Abe Lincoln Favorite

American DriveNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the May 6 release of American Drive’s new single “For The Dear Old Flag, I Die”. This song has a timely element surrounding its release due to the multitude of American Civil War 150 Year Anniversary events that have been going on over the past several years which will culminate in 2015.

Breaking Grass Releases New Single "Raining in Virginia" to Radio

Breaking GrassWillis, VA -- Mississippi's Breaking Grass released their first single, "Raining in Virginia," to radio. The single is from their upcoming Mountain Fever album, scheduled to be released this summer. It was written by guitarist Cody Farrar. This will be the third album from the band in three years.

How to Thwart Music Equipment Theft

Guitar/CMA/ By Randy Rudder
From rock stars to up-and-comers towing U-Haul trailers, too many artists and musi­cians have been victims of equipment theft. Whether it’s Tom Petty and the Heart­breakers losing five vintage guitars during a soundcheck to a sticky-fingered security guard, or Country newcomer JJ Lawhorn being ripped off for $4,000 worth of gear from his band’s van while checking into a hotel in Valdosta, Ga., no one is immune. But everyone can more effectively deal with and prevent equipment loss.

Berklee Hosts Its First American Roots Weekend June 20-22

Berklee Roots StudentsBerklee College of Music hosts its first American Roots Weekend, June 20-22, for acoustic musicians who perform bluegrass, blues, folk, country, acoustic jazz, and swing on instruments such as violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp. Berklee string instructor Joe Walsh, a mandolin player who has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck and others, will lead the weekend.

Acoustic Music Camp 2014 Set for August 7-9

Acoustic Music CampArlington TX -- Acoustic Music Camp is three days of fun and learning in a friendly, supportive environment. The camp offers classes in banjo, flatpicking guitar, mandolin, bluegrass and Texas fiddling, vocals, songwriting, bass, and fingerstyle guitar. They have a world-class faculty who, along with being great musicians and teachers, are great people. Instructors include Alison Brown, Bill Evans, Gerald Jones, Brad Davis, Dix Bruce, Texas Shorty, Dale Morris Jr., Dale Morris Sr., Keith Yoder, David Hamburger Alan Tompkins, Dix Bruce and more.

Bluegrass Jam Sessions Return to Elkton, Virginia

Elkton JamThe Elkton Bluegrass Jam Sessions are held every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm running to May 13th and returning in the fall after festival season. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are! The acoustic Jams are free and open to the public. A Bluegrass Jam session, like its Jazz cousin, is the practice of creating music by ear without written notation. It’s the creation of instant performing art and has been going on in the valleys, mountains, cabins, garages and front porches of eastern Rockingham County for over two hundred seventy-five years. Typically, musicians, young and old come together, take turns around the circle and play a variety of songs. These songs include instrumental pieces with individual solo breaks and bluegrass, traditional country or gospel songs often sung in 3-part harmony.

MerleFest 2014 Celebrates Another Successful Year

Old Crow Medicine Show by Gordor BurnsWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, has come to a close for another year. Early estimates show that, from its start on Thursday, April 24, to its close on Sunday, April 27, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days exceeded 76,000 participants, staying comparable with last year’s numbers. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

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