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Sister Sadie At #4 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Sister SadieSister Sadie’s self-titled, debut album on Pinecastle Records moved to Number Four on the “Billboard” Bluegrass Album chart after entering at Number Nine for the last chart time period. Sister Sadie dedicated this debut album to one of their musical heroes, Lynn Morris. Morris and her husband, Marshall Wilborn, wrote the second cut on the CD, “Don’t Tell Me Stories.”

Carter Family Fold Presents Dry Hill Draggers Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 16th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Dry Hill Draggers started out in 1981. From Franklin County, Virginia, the group included Jimmy Boyd on banjo and his brother, Billy.

IBMA Songwriting Committee Announces Podunk Workshops

Rick LangRick Lang is pleased to announce that he will be conducting a two-part songwriting workshop at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Hebron, Connecticut, this summer. Each workshop will be approximately 1-1/2 hours long. During both, I will address and answer any questions you may have, play examples of songs that tie into the workshop topics and offer a handout of songwriting tips I've accumulated over the years.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Album “Aim High” Released

Aim HighNashville, TN -- “Aim High” the new album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle is available today on Rural Rhythm Records. “Aim High” is their highly anticipated follow up album and contains the #1 single “Aim High” from Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart.

Saving Brown County Bluegrass Festival

Brown County Bluegrass FestivalGeorgetown, OH -- The Brown County Bluegrass Festival in Georgetown, Ohio has been going on for 25 years and has become a welcome stop on the annual pilgrimage of festival followers nationwide. It has hosted the top names in bluegrass as well as popular regional bands. This past year, festival promoter, Don Morgan announced that the beloved event was shutting down and that the 25th Anniversary Festival had been it’s final year.

WAMU Seeks New Owner for Bluegrass Country

Bluegrass CountryWAMU is offering "Bluegrass Country" radio. WAMU made the following announcement on their website yesterday afternoon explaining the situation, and offering the information necessary for potential buyers to use regarding the Request For Proposals and what the sale entails and includes. Here is the formal announcement from WAMU:

Lou Reid and Carolina Celebrate The Crooked Road

Lou Reid and Carolina - Rollin’ OnAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road is a 330-mile driving route across Southwest Virginia where authentic American music traditions first took root in mountain communities like Big Stone Gap, Floyd and Galax. Thanks to Lou Reid and Carolina, that road now has an anthem every bit as memorable as the landscape through which it travels.

Farm & Fun Time with Danny Paisley and Missy Raines

Farm & Fun TimeBristol, VA/TN -- Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen, the show will feature performances by Missy Raines & The New Hip and Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass. Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!

Edgar Loudermilk's Georgia Maple Available Now

Georgia MapleEdgar Loudermilk's debut album on Pinecastle Records, Georgia Maple, is available now! The first single from the album, "My Kentucky Home," has already been playing on radio across the country and has charted on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart several times reaching as high as the #2 spot. The album also reached #1 on AirPlay Direct's bluegrass radio chart.

Hit Songwriter Billy Droze Releases Rural Rhythm Single

Billy DrozeNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the first single “Columbus Stockade Blues” by hit songwriter Billy Droze. At only 29, Billy Droze has acquired the title of "hit songwriter" over the years co-writing such songs as; I Know Better" (#1 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - The Grascals, "Her Memory Again" (#5 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - Flatt Lonesome, “Bottle Was a Bible” – Junior Sisk, ”Big Pain” – Marty Raybon, "Free Again" – Shenandoah, “Sunday Clothes” – Randy Kohrs, “That’s Why I Run” - Billy Yates (#1 in Europe), “You Never Know” – Darryl Worley, "Like I Do" - Jamie O'Neil and more.

Spencer Branch at Carter Family Fold this Saturday

Spencer BranchSaturday, July 9th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Spencer Branch, an old time band. Spencer Branch is the collaboration of siblings Martha and Kilby Spencer from Whitetop Mountain along with North Carolina native Kelley Breiding. They play music drawn from their mountain heritage in addition to traditional country, bluegrass, and a healthy dose of original songs. Their vocal harmonies and exciting fiddle tunes are a powerful combination sure to keep you entertained.

New Bluegrass Museum Groundbreaking -- The Next Chapter has Begun

New International Bluegrass Music Museum GroundbreakingOwensboro, KY -- Ground breaking for the new home of the Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame took place Thursday June 23. The large crowd included Hall of Fame members Del McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Eddie Adcock, JD Crowe and Larry Sparks.

Celebrate Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Bluegrass this July

Rhonda VincentNashville, Tenn. (June 30, 2016) — July is the month when Americans reflect back and commemorate the birth of our nation. In the 1600's, migrants from Ireland, Scotland and England brought something with them that preceded our freedom--they brought music. These basic styles are now considered by historians to be the roots of what would later become Bluegrass music...and THAT is also something to revere!

Twin Fiddle Album: The Savage Hearts Launch Kickstarter

Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts bandNashville, TN -- Fiddle fanciers will delight in the opportunity to support great music and education with an online crowdsourcing campaign launched by Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts band. Interested supporters can check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Those who support the campaign can earn rewards including Annie’s Savage Fiddler Method Book, educational opportunities, CDs and more.

New Album By Trinity River Band Released

The Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is very proud to announce the new album, Things I Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band is available today for purchase at trinityriverband.com and Orange Blossom Records. Music fans can also place their orders at iTunes, Amazon, and other fine retail sites for delivery on July 22, 2016.

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