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Grand Ole Opry Goes Celebrates Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary Tonight

Loretta LynnNashville, TN -- As the Grand Ole Opry prepares to celebrate the 50th Opry Anniversary of country icon Loretta Lynn with a star-packed Opry show featuring Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Lee Ann Womack, and more TONIGHT, fans can celebrate Lynn’s golden achievement in the hours leading up to the show online and on the radio.

Sam Bush Reveals Source of Superpowers in “Ask Sam” New Video Series

Ask SamNashville, TN -- Legendary musician Sam Bush discusses his superpowers and picks for the MLB playoffs, amongst other topics, in his new Ask Sam video series now playing at www.SamBush.com. Sam, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Mandolin Performer of the Year, hosts the Ask Sam series of videos in which Sam answers fan-submitted quetions, with subjects ranging from his choice of instrument when making a guest appearance and what he has planned for the upcoming years to where he gets his “superpowers” and where fans can get his shoes! Webisodes will be automatically added to the SBTV player each week for viewers to enjoy.

Monroeville Hosts AcoustiCana Showcase for The Foundation for Bluegrass Music

MonroevilleMonroeville is proud to be hosting a one day AcoustiCana showcase on Thursday, September 27th, as well as a free benefit for The Foundation For Bluegrass Music at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville of Nashville, Tennessee. This showcase will feature some of acoustic music’s fastest rising stars and brightest talents.

Michael Cleveland Brings Flamekeeper To Bluegrass Event

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCharlestown, IN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 9-Time Fiddle Player of the Year, Michael Cleveland is excited to bring his brand of hard-driving bluegrass music to this year's World Of Bluegrass. With an exciting band of musicians forming his 4-Time Instrumental Group of the Year, Flamekeeper, the recently turned 32-year-old musician, has a lot to be on-fire about. In addition to three nominations for this year's IBMA Awards, the band has several scheduled appearances throughout the week in Nashville, TN.

WSVS 800-AM Presents Eddie and Martha Adcock with Tom Gray

Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom GrayOn Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM WSVS 800-AM is pleased to present bluegrass masters Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray at the Crewe Community Center, 200 W. Tennessee Ave. in Crewe, VA. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door, and are available at select Benchmark Community Bank locations, and at WSVS radio in Crewe, VA. For information, call: 804-678-8013 or 434-645-7734.

Special Performances Abound at 2012 World of Bluegrass Week

IBMA LogoNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass Week, Sept. 24-30, will get off to a festive start this Sunday when “The Travelin’ McCourys and Friends” host their free show at Cumberland Park after the Tennessee Titans game.

Walnut Valley Festival Instrument Competition Winners Announced

Walnut Valley FestivalThe Walnut Valley Festival is over. The flags and tents are coming down. The various instrument competitions are finally over and the winners have been announced. Walnut Valley Festival offers attendees great entertainment and artists but, its probably the most famous for its various national and international instrument championships. Many of those competitions focus on the very instruments found in bluegrass music. Banjo, Flat Pick Guitar, Mandolin, Old-Time Fiddle and more attract musicians from around the globe to compete for the various awards.

Bristol Rhythm 2012: The Numbers Are In - It's Another Success

Sam BushBristol, TN/VA -- Closing out the record-breaking event on Sunday from the Alpha Natural Resources State Street Stage, Sam Bush proclaimed, "It is wonderful to be here in this historic place and I wish everyone in America could come and see it." That, in itself, is among the highest of compliments received over the course of the three-day Reunion.

Porchlight Sessions World Premiere Held at FreshGrass Festival Friday

Bluegrass Music LegendsFriday, the world premiere of Porchlight Sessions, a documentary that filmmaker Anna Schwaber calls “Bluegrass 101, took place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s(MASS MoCA) FreshGrass bluegrass music festival. The second annual FreshGrass festival turned the whole museum into nothing short of a bluegrass music amusement park.

AirPlay Direct Executive Team at the IBMA World of Bluegrass

AirPlay DirectAirPlay Direct will have a very strong presence this year at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass Conference 2012 in Nashville, TN. AirPlay Direct will be Co-Sponsoring the DJ & Artists Networking Reception at the Nashville Conference Center on Tuesday, September 25th from 1:45 - 3:45 pm CST.http://www.cybergrass.com/Images/AirPlayDirect11.jpg

Stephen Wade's Innovative and Surprising Banjo Diary Now Available

 Lessons From TraditionStephen Wade's new album Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition, coinciding with the publication of his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, is now available in CD and digital download formats.

The Lambsburg Community Center Jam to Become an Affiliated Venue of The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road Lambsburg, VA -- The Lambsburg Community Center Jam in Lambsburg, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, the Lambsburg Community Center Jam will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials. The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of the Lambsburg Community Center on Friday, September 21. The Lambsburg Community Center Jam was organized in September of 2007 and has been running every Friday night since it began. Each Jam session includes old time and bluegrass musicians from all over to make the Center a great venue for good clean fun and relaxation every Friday night from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Concessions are sold to assist in keeping the Community Center open. Admission is free and all musicians are welcome.

Five Bluegrass Music Bands Sign with Deep River Management

John Lockaby and Darren BeachleyDeep River Management is making a quick impact in the industry and is putting together a stellar lineup. Owners John Lockaby and Laura Ridge had a goal of having eight bands on board by the end of year, but had no idea that they would already have five bands on board within just a few weeks. John said “We were going to be patient and see who was out there that could use our services, but when these caliber of bands come along you have no choice but to act upon it”. The five bands are The Darren Beachley Band, Constant Change, Travers Chandler & Avery County, Mountain Faith, and Shannon Slaughter & CountyClare.`

Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Partners With Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice

Junior sisk & Ramblers ChoiceHalifax, VA (September 19, 2012) — Steve Johnson of Mountain Music Entertainment and former NASCAR Champion Ward Burton are proud to announce a strategic partnership naming Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the Official Musician Ambassadors of The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation. align=

Lonesome River Band to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Nashville

Lonesome River Band 30Nashville, TN -- The multi-award winning bluegrass music Lonesome River Band’s landmark 30th Anniversary celebration culminates next week with numerous Nashville appearances. Fans will be thrilled to hear and see the band live on WSM Radio, SiriusXM Radio, Anniversary Evening concert and at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Awards Show and FanFest.

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