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20th Christmas Time's A Comin' featuring "In the Heat of the Night" Cast and Friends

Randall Franksby Randall Franks
Randall Franks has shared a video with you on YouTube, Christmas Time's A Comin' - In the Heat of the Night Cast and Bluegrass Friends. Tex Logan's Christmas Time's A Comin' became the mainstay bluegrass Christmas song after a recording performed by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys.

WoodSongs Finds New Home at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Lexington

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourLexington, KY -- In what is described by all parties involved as a “win – win –win” the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour will move from its current home of the Kentucky Theatre to the brand new facilities of the historic Lyric Theatre & Cultural Center, just a few blocks away.

Bluegrass for the Rockaways - A Hurricane Sandy Relief CD

Bluegrass for the RockawaysPlease join David Thom and Swollen Records in providing support to those suffering the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy by making a donation towards Bluegrass for the Rockaways. Of all the areas affected, the Rockaway Peninsula and coastal areas of Long Island are among the hardest hit. Thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions and are living in emergency shelters.

Bluegrass Brothers Play Bluegrass Music at Carter Fold Tonight

Bluegrass BrothersHiltons, VA -- The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band. Playing traditional style bluegrass, they grew up in bluegrass music families in Virginia. One of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, they perform from coast to coast in a soulful, heartfelt manner. In high demand on the festival circuit, they’re on the road more than they are home. SPBGMA named them instrumental group of the year in 2010. Members of the band are Victor Dowdy, Steven Dowdy, Kevin Prater, Chris Hart, and Cason Ogden.

Americana Honors and Awards to Air on AXS TV Dec 16

Americana Music Festival 2012Nashville, TN -- AXS TV will broadcast the Americana Honors & Awards program, a two-hour special dedicated to celebrating roots music, at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM on Sunday December 16. The program will be rebroadcast later in the evening at 12:20AM ET / 9:20 PM PT.

"Music on the Mural" Moss Artwork Unveiled

Music on the MuralBristol, TN/VA -- Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss is back in the Tri-Cities to unveil her third and final rendering in the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion fine art series. A media event in her honor took place on Friday morning at the Birthplace of Country Music/Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Historic Downtown Bristol. The media and number of Moss collectors were in attendance, anxious to purchase their Music on the Mural prints.

Marty Raybon Joins The Pink Arrow Project

Marty Raybon with Pink ArrowAtlanta, GA -- Mary J. Hale, Founder and CEO of the Pink Arrow Project is proud to announce Marty Raybon has joined the organization to help raise awareness to the project. “The sure way of knowing of one’s gratefulness is to see someone who has not only confronted death, but also one who has taken on a battle for the cure that brought them to the brink. Mary Hale’s vision of giving back was originated after her bout with Cancer. The Pink Arrow Project is the concept of awareness and a quest to prevent and find the cure. I am proudly standing with the Pink Arrow Project and aiming to do all I can to help this vision and gratefulness. Join with us. Pull the string back and let it fly,” said Marty Raybon, former lead singer of the Country Music Super Group Shenandoah.

Marty Atkinson and Katy Boyd Release Their Debut CD, “Once in a Bluegrass Moon”

Onece in a Bluegrass MoonMenlo Park, CA -- San Francisco Bay Area-based singer/songwriters Marty Atkinson and Katy Boyd have joined forces to form Blue Cactus Choir and will release their debut album, Once in a Bluegrass Moon, January 15 on Porgy Records. Beautifully recorded by Thom Jutz (Nanci Griffith) at his studio in Nashville, the new CD was produced by Jutz, Atkinson and Boyd and features 21 original songs that focus on relationships, as well as funny, insightful stories and some rough tales of the road, all accented with luxurious vocal harmonies that recall Crosby, Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac. Backing the duo is a cadre of Nashville A-list players including Justin Moses (banjo, mandolin, fiddle) and Mark Fein (bass), both of Ricky Skaggs’ band; as well as Fats Kaplin (steel guitar), Gary Smith (piano), Lynn Williams and Steve Brewster (drums) and Thomm Jutz (guitars, keyboards).

Banjos and Grammys Make For a Good Time

Mumford & Sons: BabelSpring Valley, CA -- The 2013 Grammy Award Nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and proves the fact that the banjo has gone mainstream. Deering Artists were nominated in 13 different categories - including such major categories as Album of the Year and Best Rock Song. Deering Banjo Artists nominated were Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Noam Pikelny, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Stephen Wade.

Rural Rhythm Records Signs Dave Adkins and Republik Steele

Dave Adkins & Republik SteeleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce they have signed Dave Adkins & Republik Steele to the label. A new single, "That's Just The Way I Roll" written by Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley and Terry Herd, will be released to radio later this month. The song is the title track of their upcoming new album scheduled for release early 2013. The band has also signed with Josh Trivett and Peter Keiser of Moonstruck Management for exclusive booking and management representation.

Ricky Skaggs' “Music To My Ears” Receiving Critical Acclaim

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Critics coast-to-coast are raving about Ricky Skaggs' latest musical creation, Music To My Ears. The album, according to reviewers, mixes traditional and progressive influences while staying true to its bluegrass roots. Skaggs’ Music To My Ears was released from Skaggs Family Records on September 25, 2012.

John Driskell Hopkins and Balsam Range Release “Daylight” on Jan 22

DaylightAsheville, NC -- John Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years. As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade and later becoming a founding member of the Zac Brown Band to this day. Now he has teamed up with North Carolina bluegrass band, Balsam Range, to record a new album, Daylight, which debuted at the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival in Charleston, SC in October 2012. Daylight was independently produced and is set for national release on January 22, 2013 and features an array of special guests.img src=

Irish Songstress Heidi Talbot Announces “Angels Without Wings”

Angels Without WingsNashville, TN -- Acclaimed Irish songstress Heidi Talbot presents Angels Without Wings, a new collection of stunning original compositions, many co-written with long time collaborator with Boo Hewerdine, featuring some of the most notable players and singers from the worlds of folk, pop, rock and bluegrass music. The new album will be released by the Compass Records Group on January 29th.

Grascals, New Year, New Website for 2013

The GrascalsArden, NC -- The Grammy® nominated Grascals have launched a new one-of-a-kind website to kick off the new year. The new web site is designed in a style that makes for a fun and easy way to see fresh content and is set up to allow an even greater connection between the band and their fans. Fans will appreciate that the website is also easily accessed through mobile and tablet devices.

Kyle Cantrell Offers Preview of New Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out CD Today

 Band members Edgar Loudermilk, Justen Haynes (back), Russell Moore, Kyle Cantrell, Steve Dilling and Wayne BensonLEBANON, Tenn. – (December 11, 2012) – SiriusXM Satellite Radio listeners are invited to take a step back in time for a bluegrass style performance of classic country music hits by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

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