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BCM Achieves NETTA "Best of Show" Two Years Running

BCM AwardsBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) is proud to announce the organization has achieved "Best of Show," Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association's (NETTA) highest honor, for the Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM). BCM, parent organization of BCMM and the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, also took home three (3) Pinnacle Awards and a Merit Award at NETTA's annual awards luncheon held at the Foundation Events Facility in Historic Downtown Bristol on Thursday. This is the second "Best of Show" honor for BCM, having won last year for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

It's Duty Free at Carter Fold Saturday, May 16th

Duty FreeSaturday, May 16th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Duty Free Band. Duty Free is a bluegrass band based in Bristol, Tennessee. Members of the band are Bobby Love, Charlie Powers, Rick Powers, Hal Boyd, and Tim Laughlin. Bobby plays mandiolin and demonstrates his versatility as a musician by singing both lead and harmony. He’s a songwriter as well who has written several tunes performed by the group. Charlie plays both lead and rhythm guitar and sings lead and harmony. Rick plays banjo in the traditional Scruggs style and also lends his vocal talent to the band. Hal Boyd anchors the group’s rhythm with his double bass playing and provides the baritone harmony - as well as lead and bass vocals - on many of Duty Free’s tunes. Tim Laughlin, long noted in bluegrass circles for his musical talent, plays fiddle for the band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Steve Martin, Pete Seeger Among 2015 Banjo Hall of Fame Honorees

American Banjo Museum Hall of FameThe American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the 2015 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include Steve Martin, the late Pete Seeger, Eddy Davis, Tim Allan and Albert Grover. The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor jazz age four-string banjo pioneers as well as the contemporary artists, educators, manufacturers and promoters who carried on the traditions of their predecessors. The American Banjo Museum was, in its infancy, an extension of that Hall of Fame. In the years preceding 2014, the Hall of Fame honored 71 individuals and entities in the four-string banjo world whose career accomplishments might have otherwise gone unrecognized. As the museum grew and evolved to embrace all types of banjos and playing styles, it became clear that the Hall of Fame should evolve as well.

Heartstrings by Trinity River Band Released

Trinity River Band: Heartstrings Callahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce today’s new album release by Trinity River Band. Heartstrings is now available for purchase at iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon, and TrinityRiverBand.com and to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect.com. Band members include Sarah Harris, a two-time nominee for the IBMA Momentum Vocalist Award, on Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, and Irish Pennywhistle; Joshua Harris on Banjo and Resophonic Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals; Brianna Harris on Fiddle and Lead & Harmony Vocals; Mike Harris on Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals; and Lisa Harris on Upright Bass and Harmony Vocals. They are joined by special guests Marty Raybon and Mark Johnson.

Fiddler Jamie Harper Releases "Old Pal"

Jamie Harper - Old PalWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of a stellar new album from fiddler, Jamie Harper. Old Pal is available to radio and consumers today with his first single, "To Fly," already receiving airplay across the country! Joining Harper on Old Pal are fellow Ramblers Choice band members, Jason Davis (banjo), and Kameron Keller (bass), as well as Keith McKinnon of IIIrd Tyme Out (guitar), Quicksilver's Kevin McKinnon (mandolin) and Josh Swift (dobro). This band of like-minded young men are accompanied by several guest vocalists including Dustin Pyrtle and Eli Johnston, both Quicksilver band members, and accomplished singer-songwriter, Daniel Salyer. Also making appearances on the album are Marty Raybon and Junior Sisk, making for a perfect musical blend across the generations. The guest vocalists are a superb addition throughout the project, but Harper himself shines on several songs including a rousing and spot-on version of Bill Monroe's "Goodbye Old Pal."

Tim Stafford Receives 2015 National Alumni Association Award

Tim StaffordJohnson City, TN -- The East Tennessee State University National Alumni Association presented its 2015 Alumni Awards Friday, May 8, during the association’s Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting, which is held as part of the university’s spring commencement weekend. Bluegrass artist and songwriter, Tim Stafford received Distinguished Alumnus in the Arts recognition.

NBC Sets 'Coat of Many Colors' Movie From Dolly Parton

Dolly PartonNew York, NY -- It's official!! During the NBC Upfronts in New York City this morning, where Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance, word came that NBC has greenlit the first original movie under its development deal with the music Icon, actress and songwriter. Coat of Many Colors, named after Parton’s song, will be based on Parton’s upbringing, with the Parton serving as executive producer.

Shannon & Heather Slaughter Sing “That’s What's Good in America”

Never Just a SongPell City, AL -- Shannon and Heather Slaughter, both well known for their powerful vocals and ultra-tight harmony, have just released a new single “That’s What’s Good In America” just in time for Memorial Day. Fans can preview and purchase the song at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and www.ShannonandHeatherslaughter.com. Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana and all radio programmers can download the song at AirPlayDirect.com.

Doug Flowers & Friends Release Bluegrass Album

Doug Flowers & FriendsDoug Flowers is a veteran bluegrass musician and songwriter from Hephzibah GA. Doug performed on the road as a teenager with Betty Fisher and after graduating college, formed the bluegrass band Avalanche with Eddie Hoyle, Jim Iler, David Blackmon and Chris Black. This group worked throughout Georgia until the passing of Mr. Black in 2002. Doug also worked with the late Al Osteen. Doug was also an original member of both The Little Roy & Lizzy Show and Clinton Gregory. Doug has joined many artists for his latest project, Doug Flowers & Friends.

"The Rock" by Terry Baucom Released for Mother's Day

The Rock by Terry BaucomTerry Baucom feels his single and video, "The Rock" is very fitting for Mother's Day week especially because of the message. The video that was put together for it pictures him, his Mom (who has always been My Rock!) Terry just released this track for Mother's Day. "The Rock" written by Thom Case and performed by Terry Baucom with Joey Lemons, Shawn Lane, Caleb Smith and Steve Bryant from the forthcoming release by Terry Baucom on the John Boy & Billy label.

Rounder Records Founders to Receive Kari Estrin Honors

 Suzanne KreiterSERFA is a four-day conference that gives artists, venues, and music professionals a chance to network and share their talents. Attendees hail from not only all around the Southeastern states, but from throughout the US and Canada. Rounder Records founders Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin, and Bill Nowlin are to receive the Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award at the 8th Annual Southeast Regional Folks Alliance Conference to be held from May 13 – 17 in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Multi-Grammy Dailey & Vincent's Live Album Debuts at #1

Dailey & Vincent: ALIVE! in ConcertNashville, TN -- Dailey & Vincent continue to live up to their title "Rockstars of Bluegrass," dubbed by CMT, as their first ever live album, Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert, debuts at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #28 on Top Country Chart it’s first week. The album is available exclusively in all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at CrackerBarrel.com.

Special Carter Fold Show on Wednesday, May 13th

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersHiltons, VA -- Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. This concert is a special concert for a group of European country music enthusiasts organized by the Phil Mack International Country Show. There will be a group of over 100 visitors from Europe attending the show. The concert is open to the public. Come out and join us for this special concert. We need help showcasing our region’s southern hospitality and talent for our European visitors. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

2015 AmericanaFest Initial Lineup Announced

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenThe Americana Music Association has unveiled its first round of artists to perform during the 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 15 - 20, 2015. For bluegrass fans, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will join other groups to represent the genre. This festival covers all the domains of roots music so there is always something for everyone.

Honoring Mothers Just Comes Natural to James Reams

MothersBy James Reams
Mother's Day invites us to recall the strength and courage of mothers past and present. Not so long ago, mothers held their little ones close and offered hope for the future as the family farm fell to the auctioneer's hammer. Today, homeless mothers and their children litter our streets in a scenario that hasn't changed much in a hundred years. Mothers are still the glue that hold their families together.

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