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Song of the Mountains Fundraising Concert Set for June 30th

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA- The Award Winning Song of the Mountains Concert Series will present a fundraising concert at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. “Our concert series is in our eighth season of tapings”, says Tim White the executive coordinator and host. “We are a non-profit organization and we are always searching for funding to keep our concert series on public television across America.” says White. “We receive absolutely no funding from PBS as some people might think. We really depend on the support of bluegrass, old time, gospel, classic country and Americana music fans to step forward and make donations anytime they can. We hope many will come to our exciting fundraising concert on June 30th and enjoy a wonderful show.”

The Travelin McCourys Team up With Keller Williams to Pick

PickPick, Keller's 18th album and his debut with the first family of bluegrass music, The Travelin' McCourys, is a wonderful mixture of Keller's easy-going style and the Travelin' McCourys' precise mastery of Bluegrass. It is string picking rooted in Americana's heart; exploding with energy and passion.

2012 Guitar and Bass Strummits Staff Announced

Guitar and Bass Strummit 2012The Ultimate Guitar Strummit and The Bass Strummit workshops would like to announce their faculty/staff for this year's two days of workshops on November 3 & 4 in Roanoke, VA. On guitar, acoustic and bluegrass guitar legend Tony Rice, Wyatt Rice, Tim Stafford, John Miller, and Bull Harman. Bass will feature Mike Bub, Todd Phillips, and Mike Conner as workshop hosts.

"Give Me the Banjo" now on DVD

Give Me The BanjoIt's Here! The release of Give Me the Banjo on DVD with bonus content including several things that had to be cut from the PBS program: Uncle Dave, 4string jazz, a visit with Ralph Stanley, and performances by Taj, Riley Baugus and Rhiannon Giddens and a whole lot more.

Bluegrass Music Artist Josh Shilling is Letting Go

Letting GoAfter years of touring, recording, songwriting, and being asked the question, "when are you finally going to record a solo record?", Josh and an incredible team has done just that. They have just released Letting Go backed by some of the finest bluegrass artists performing today.

“Hard Country” by Audie Blaylock and Redline Out June 19, Single on Charts

Hard CountryNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the June 19, 2012 album release, Hard Country, by bluegrass music artists Audie Blaylock & Redline. Produced by Audie Blaylock, Hard Country is mixed with the cheating and heartbreak songs and that fiery hard-driving instrumental work that Audie Blaylock & Redline have become known for while performing their high energy live shows. Musicians on the album include: Audie Blaylock, Jesse Brock, Patrick McAvinue, Russ Carson, and Jason Moore.

Bluegrass Generations Come Together In Nashville

Pictured ( L-R)  Shane Collins( WPAP/Panama City), Jimmy Fortune,  Teddy Gentry (Alabama), Sharla McCoy, Rhonda Vincent, Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Elaine and Lee Roy.  (Credit: Martha E. Moore)Bluegrass is all about passing the torch. During last week’s CMA Music Festival there was a special gathering filled with songs and inspiration during “Bluegrass Generations,” hosted by Sharla McCoy of McCoy and Associates.

CMA Research Reveals Music Consumption Insights Among Country Music Fans

Country Music AssociationCybergrass frequently shares insights, research and educational material from the Country Music scene because of much of it applies equally to Bluegrass Music. This is the latest news from the Country Music Association (CMA) on a new study.

Nashville, TN -- As part of its ongoing research and membership services initiatives, the Country Music Association announced today results from its recent Music Listening Study.

"Life Goes On" Video by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Life Goes OnLife Goes On by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) is a new 2 CD set available for purchase at Amazon.com, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website, Rural Rhythm Records, directly through the participating artists and many more locations. Life Goes On was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 - 2011 with the exception of the new single "Life Goes On" that was recorded at Randy Kohrs' Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN. Many bluegrass music artists contributed to the project.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival Makes The List

Gray FoxGreene County, NY -- Getaway to the Great Northern Catskills of New York and celebrate summer with community concerts, major music festivals and a variety of outdoor recreation perfect for an extended summer getaway. In a list of summer events in New Yorks's Great Northern Catskills of music and cultural festivals, we find the wonderful Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival.

Chet Atkins Exhibit to Close Sunday at Country Music Hall of Fame

Chet Atkins, CGPNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is preparing to bid farewell to the cameo exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, Made Possible by the Gretsch Company, which opened in the museum's East Gallery on August 12, 2011. In recognition of the exhibit's July 15 finale, the museum is offering a packed lineup of Atkins-themed programs including a special program starring Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh on Saturday, June 30; additional concerts by some of Atkins' friends, peers and protégés; a series of film screenings; and daily instrument demonstrations. The exhibit was extended during April of this year.

Digital Downloads With Vinyl Records

ProCardsVinyl record sales are strengthening but why should consumers have suffer the hassle and expense of finding the same album online, amongst the plethora of online distributors after they have already purchased the new vinyl release? In short, they shouldn’t have to, just so they can listen to the tracks on their iPod.

Niall Toner: #1 Downloaded Bluegrass Music Artist of All Time on AirPlay Direct

Niall TonerNiall Toner is an acoustic Irish flavored artist with Celtic influences whose diverse repertoire ranges from contemporary up-tempo songs and tunes to inspirational gospel-style numbers, as well as tributes to Bill Monroe the father of bluegrass music like "The Master's Resting Place" and "Bill Monroe's Mandolin."

June 19 TV Show Taping "Christmas: The Mountain Way"

Christmas the Mountain WayPineville, KY (June 11, 2012) -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce “Christmas: The Mountain Way” - a live performance musical show that showcases Christmas and its bluegrass and roots music traditions in the Appalachian Mountains. The program, which is being filmed for broadcast on national cable network BlueHighways TV, will be shot at the historic Bell Theater in Pineville, KY, a community nestled in the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia on June 19, 2012 before a live audience.

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Presents Grant to Miracle League

Millie Hicks and John CowanDalton, Georgia -- The Miracle League of Whitfield County (Georgia), a non-profit organization, will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 from Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands. The grant amount represents the concert proceeds from last Saturday's performance featuring "new grass" singer John Cowan at the Dalton Freight Depot and will be distributed by The Community Foundation of N.W. Georgia.

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