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Share America Selects Fiddler Emerald Butler for Scholarship

Emerald ButlerRinggold, GA -- The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its third 2014 scholarship winner recently at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. Fiddler Emerald Butler of Sale Creek, Tenn. was selected as the third 2014 scholarship winner.

Claire Lynch Band on Holiday Tour with Holiday!

Claire Lynch Holiday AlbumNashville, TN. – This December will be filled with festive evenings of fine acoustic music and holiday cheer as The Claire Lynch Band shares the spirit of the season on the road. The multi-award winner brings the spirit of the season to six states this month.

Donna Hughes Continues to Garner #1s from Two New Albums

Donna Hughes 2 CDsNashville, TN -- Since the recent release of her two new albums, Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes continues to garner #1s on a variety of radio charts'. She has also received significant media attention including gracing the cover of Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

New Album Coming Next Year from Feller and Hill

Tom Feller and Chris HillNashville, TN -- Tom Feller and Chris Hill have begun work on their first all gospel project. They anticipate a March 2015 release date. The project will be a culmination of their love for traditional bluegrass gospel, as well as some of their southern-gospel style favorites.

Rhonda Vincent and Willie Nelson Top Bluegrass Unlimited Charts

 Only MeNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent has hit number one on the charts yet again, as she holds the top spot on the national bluegrass airplay chart for the month of December. This time, it's the song "Only Me" with country legend Willie Nelson and the title track from the #1 Billboard Bluegrass CD by Rhonda Vincent. This historic song marks Nelson's first trip to the top of the Bluegrass Unlimited national airplay chart.

Bluegrass Stars Join Together for James King Benefit Concert

James KingNashville, TN -- On Monday, December 15, 2014, at 6:00 PM, some of the finest musicians from the world of bluegrass will perform at a benefit concert for James King. King, a beloved fixture on the music scene for the past three decades who is known as “The Bluegrass Storyteller,” was recently diagnosed with chronic liver failure, and is in need of a transplant.

Balsam Range Gives the Gift of Five Live to Balsam Nation Members

Balsam RangeThis has been an incredible year for Balsam Range, and as always, the guys give credit to their avid fans. To say thanks, the band is offering a gift to members of Balsam Nation. A free membership to Balsam Nation is available to all fans of Balsam Range. Members receive unique benefits, free music and more, from the award-winning band.

Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels & Brenda Lee Support Favorite Causes

Charlie Daniels and Dolly Parton TreesNashville, TN -- Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, and Brenda Lee join Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, and others to raise money for their favorite charities this holiday season in a new attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

IBMA in Need of New Ethics & Conflict of Interest Policies

Code of EthicsThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has a long history of leadership problems. In virtually every case, the underlying issue was "transparency" or, the lack there of. The lack of transparency was caused by two factors. Communications were non-existent, late or self-denial and, a lost trust in the leadership as a result. If one goes back through the years of emails and other communications, there is always a common thread and, for the past 12+ years, a common individual in the mix as well.

Telefunken to Sponsor Podunk Bluegrass and Litchfield Jazz Fests

Pictured picking up an assortment of mics at TELEFUNKEN headquarters in Connecticut, (L-R) are Litchfield Jazz Fest audio engineers Brian Silver and Nick Joyce.Telefunken Elektroakustik of South Windsor, Connecticut, recently sponsored two important and historic music festivals in their home state. The Litchfield Jazz Festival, a favorite of the public and critics alike has been going for the past 19 years and the Podunk Bluegrass Festival has been a yearly success since 1996.

Huck Finn Jubilee Announces New Dates for 2015 and Beyond

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Moving forward with its commitment to securing the best in world-class entertainment, Huck Finn Jubilee has changed its annual dates of operation to the second weekend in June, starting in 2015, organizers announced today.

Belk Seeks Southern Musicians for 2015 Southern Music Showcase

Belk logoCharlotte, NC -- As part of its 2015 The Road South campaign, Belk, the nation's largest family owned and operated department store, announced today its second year of the Southern Musician Showcase. The Showcase will promote Southern musicians by offering them a chance to win a cash prize and an opportunity to perform at major fashion, sports and music events, a performance wardrobe and stylist provided by Belk and an opportunity for their songs to be featured in Belk television commercials.

RockyGrass Tickets go On Sale Dec 3, Camping Lottery Ends TODAY

Del McCoury & Sam Bush at 2013 RockyGrassLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass says, "After our past year of flood rebirth, "thankful" doesn't begin to convey the depth of emotions we felt around the Planet Bluegrass table yesterday. We couldn't have returned without the love and support of Festivarian Nation. We're profoundly grateful to each and every one of you." If camping in the on-site campground is part of your RockyGrass tradition, then you have just 2 days left (!!) to enter the online lottery for these coveted campground (and vehicle) spots. The lottery -- the final of our 2015 camping lotteries -- closes on Sunday, November 30 at 11:59pm MST.

Whitetop Mountain Band at Carter Family Fold Saturday Dec 6

Whitetop Mountain BandWhitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s. Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Carter Fold Hosts Folk Soul Revival Foot Stompin' Friday Dec 5

Folk Soul RevivalFriday, December 5th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Folk Soul Revival as part of our Footstompin’ Friday concert series. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free. Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy and rootsy acoustic group from right here in the Appalachian Mountains. Their diversity, creativity, and passion are evident to anyone who’s ever seen them perform. With their distinct vocal approaches, back-porch instrumentation, haunting four-part harmonies, and sheer talent, the boys have garnered much success and have attracted a large following. With strong songwriting, spot on vocals, earthy instrumentation, and an unreserved honesty, a Folk Soul Revival concert is consistently eventful.

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