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Dennis Cash Debuts Sing Me A Carter Family Song At IBMA

Dennis CashDennis Cash, known to many bluegrass fans as co-founder (with Wayne Ratley), tenor singer and mandolin player for Carolina Sonshine, has a new solo project called Sing Me A Carter Family Song. The album is soon to be released on the Blue Circle label. Blue Circle owners Tom T and Dixie Hall composed a new song for the album called A Carter Family Song. The remaining titles are all from the extensive catalog of The Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara, and Maybelle. IBMA Hall of Fame member Bill Clifton is writing the liner notes for the album and was instrumental in its song selection. Clifton has said he feels that Dennis is “the 21st century's finest interpreter of Carter Family songs”.

AmericanaFest Business Keynote on Empowering Sustainable Music Businesses

AmericanaFestNashville, TN -- In addition to showcasing iconic and innovative music, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan (Sept. 12-15) provides a forum to advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. In partnership with leading edge technology company, Topspin, the Americana Music Association will present a series of panels curated by Wayne Leeloy, Senior Director of Artist Services, and a Business Keynote and Master Class from Topspin CEO Ian Rogers. The Business Keynote with CEO Ian Rogers and panels will discuss current trends and future forecasts to empower sustainable music businesses.

2nd Hangtown Halloween Ball, Oct 26-28 in Placerville, CA

Del McCoury BandDo you have plans for Halloween weekend yet? If not, why not hang out at the 2nd Hangtown Halloween Ball? This will be Railroad Earth's 2nd Annual Hangtown Halloween Ball held October 26-28 in Placerville, California, just two hours from the SF Bay Area in the Sierra foothills. A hot initial bluegrass and roots lineup has been released featuring three nights of outstanding music.

James Reams Funding Pioneers of Bluegrass Music with Kickstarter

Pioneers of Bluegrass MusicJames Reams introduces his project, Pioneers of Bluegrass Music saying, "In early 2002, I was sitting in my office in Brooklyn and realized what a loss the bluegrass community had suffered recently with the deaths of so many legends like Benny Martin, Jim McReynolds, Ola Belle Reed, Pappy Sherrill, Jimmy Stoneman, John Hartford, and Bill Napier to name a few. I remember saying to my partner, Tina, 'It’s a shame that all of these pioneers of bluegrass music are passing away and their stories may never be told.' And we got to thinking about all the unsung heroes of bluegrass that have died, with barely a ripple in music circles. What stories would they have told about the early days, about the big name stars, about their love of this music? So we thought it would be amazing to be able to talk to some of the remaining pioneers and share their thoughts and insights with future generations."

BMI Celebrates Tom T. Hall's Career with Icon Award

Tom T. HallBMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row building in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” An all-star musical tribute will pay homage to Hall, who joins a list of past honorees that includes Billy Sherrill, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Isaac Hayes, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, the Bee Gees, Bobby Braddock, Ray Davies, James Brown and more. Tom T. Hall has been recognized for his contributions to bluegrass music as well as other genres.

Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50th Opry Anniversary September 25th

Loretta LynnNashville, TN -- /Grand Ole Opry/ The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, with a Sept. 25 show celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary. Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are Lynn, her sister Crystal Gayle, plus friends Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will be making their Opry debut.

Ira Dean to Headline Pickin’ in the Panhandle

Pickin' in the PanhandleMartinsburg, WV -- Pickin’ in the Panhandle is pleased to announce the addition of Ira Dean and Volume Five to their 2012 lineup. The festival, slated for September 7, 8, and 9 at the Lazy A Campground in Hedgesville, West Virginia, is one of the area’s premier tourism events, attracting upwards of 10,000 attendees. “We are thrilled to have just added additional talent to our festival,” said Andrea Ball, festival director. “Our goal is to provide a great weekend that will attract visitors to Berkeley County. We feel that the enhancements to the schedule will make the festival even more of a tourism draw!”

Robert Hale's Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, “Pure & Simple”, Released

 Pure & SimpleColumbus, NC -- Wildfire frontman Robert Hale has released his first solo album, Pure and Simple, on Pinecastle Records. For the recording sessions, Hale called on his old bandmates from Livewire, Scott Vestal on banjo, Wayne Benson on mandolin, and Ernie Sykes on bass. Joining them are Steve Thomas on fiddle, Randy Kohrs on dobro, along with Shawn Lane and Alecia Nugent on harmony vocals.

“Martha & Mary” by Nu-Blu Now Out to Radio

Nail By NailNashville, TN -- Pinecastle Records is pleased to announce today’s new single, “Martha and Mary” by Nu-Blu. The song was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell and appears on Nu-Blu's first gospel album, Nail By Nail set for release October 30, 2012. The single has been serviced to bluegrass radio stations and is also available at AirplayDirect.com.

‘Pickamania’ Fest Brings Free Music to Heart of Old West

PickamaniaSilver City, NM -- Distinguished by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of “America’s Greatest Main Streets” (May 2012), Silver City, New Mexico is bringing a kaleidoscope of local and regional musical acts to the town for the third annual Pickamania! – a family-friendly, free, music festival which is the perfect summer farewell. The event takes place Sept. 7 through 9, 2012 and is organized and produced by the Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) in coordination with premier sponsor Comcast Universal.

33rd Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival Comes to Claremore, OK

Bluegrass & Chili FestivalClaremore, OK -- The 33rd Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for September 6th through 8th on the grounds of the Claremore Expo Center. The weekend festivities will include three stages of free “pepper hot” concerts by regional and award winning national bluegrass music artists. Headliners scheduled to appear include a host of award winners including Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Marty Stuart & The Fabulous superlatives help get things going Thursday night.

Bluegrass Music Artist Claire Lynch Signs With Compass Records

Clair Lynch Signing at Compass RecordsNashville, TN August 27, 2012 – Compass Records is proud to announce the addition of award-winning singer, songwriter and bluegrass all-star Claire Lynch to their reputable roster of artists. Claire joins fellow International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley, as well as labelmates Colin Hay, The Gibson Brothers, Peter Rowan, Larry Stephenson, Special Consensus among others. Claire will release her as yet untitled Compass debut in early 2013 and will commence recording in the fall with her band, guitarist Matt Wingate, bassist Mark Schatz and Bryan McDowell on mandolin, along with a hand-picked selection of special guests.

“Life Goes On” by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Receives Award Nominations

Life Goes OnNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the album Life Goes On by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® (MACC) received five International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nominations. The MMACC Life Goes On album was produced by Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli, and Darrel Adkins. The single "Life Goes On", which was the only studio cut on the record, was produced by Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Randy Kohrs, Carl Jackson and Jim VanCleve.

It's Festival Time in Bristol - The Rhythm and Roots Reunion Kind

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2012 PosterBristol, TN/VA -- The schedule is up, plans are set, and The Birthplace of Country Music is in full-on festival mode. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is just weeks away. This year Bristol Rhythm & Roots has added stages, bringing the total up to 24. With more than 160 live acts, you can look forward to seeing music at the new Machiavelli's Outdoor Tent, located just across the street from the eatery. CityMug @CityMac, Shelbee's Vintage Cafe and The Cradle Stage inside the former Ruth King Antiques building are new venues for music fans to gather and enjoy the music.

Americana Music Association Inks Multi-Year Television Deal with AXS TV

Americana Music Association & AXS TVNashville, Tenn.) August 27, 2012 – Americana Music Association Executive Director, Jed Hilly, today announced a new partnership with AXS TV which will result in a two-year commitment of the network’s live broadcast of the annual Americana Honors & Awards. Starting with this year’s September 12 event at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, AXS TV will deliver viewers an exclusive experience including live behind-the-scenes coverage of sound checks, red carpet arrivals and interviews with the evening’s special guest artists.Nashville, Tenn.) August 27, 2012 – Americana Music Association Executive Director, Jed Hilly, today announced a new partnership with AXS TV which will result in a two-year commitment of the network’s live broadcast of the annual Americana Honors

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