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Steep Canyon Rangers Partner with SevenBar Aviation

Steep Canyon Rangers and SevenBar AviationThe Steep Canyon Rangers are proud to announce our new partnership with SevenBar Aviation, a leading air medical provider with more than 65 years of experience delivering quality service. Central to the partnership are three fundraising concerts by Steep Canyon Rangers for a trio of hospital foundations closely aligned with SevenBar. Along with these performances, the Steep Canyon Rangers will also make visits to the children’s care areas of each hospital and participate in a VIP meet-and-greet event.

Blue Highway Members Nominated for Grammy and SPBGMA Awards

Rob Ickes and Tim StaffordNashville, TN -- Highly-esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway and its members are nominated for a total of five awards in two prestigious awards ceremonies this weekend.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- Join the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 2015 is the 30th Anniversary of this wonderful event.

Junior Sisk to Undergo Surgery Thursday

Junior SiskJunior Sisk will undergo surgery next Thursday, February 12, 2015, in order to fix a bulging disk in his neck that is causing a pinched nerve in his right arm and fingers. Sisk says that he will not be canceling any shows, and plans to be back on stage March 6 and 7 to perform at Bluegrass on the Beach in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014

 Inductee Biographies 1991-2014There is a new book out for bluegrass fans, followers, historians and more. The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014 is the title of the new book Fred Bartenstein wrote with Gary Reid and a few others for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Fred says, "It looks even better than I thought it would. There are 44 big color and 19 black and white photo portraits, many never-before published. I've put autographed copies up for sale on my website." The book will soon be available through other outlets.

The Spinney Brothers are Tried & True with New Album

 Tried & TrueThe Spinney Brothers tell us "We've been beyond excited at the amazing response our new project, Tried & True has received from fans and radio! The album makes it's debut this month on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums coming in at #13! Not only that, but our first single, 'Gonna Catch A Train' is on the National Bluegrass Surveys Top 30 Songs chart this month at #19!"

And The Band Played On ...........

Bill YatesMartinsburg, WV -- 2004 is when the idea of The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band was first born, when Bill Yates, 20+ year member of the Country Gentlemen, Darren Beachley and David Propst met at Cabin Fever Picking Party in Hampton, VA and sang some old and new Country Gentlemen songs. Later, after further deliberation, they decided to go through in creating a project in tribute to the Country Gentlemen. After a search produced the addition of 4 more members, in August of 2005 the Bill Yates and Friends: A Tribute to the Country Gentlemen project was initially started and later was completed and released in December 2006 on the MasterShield Records label located out of Bridgewater, VA. It became an instant hit with fans, friends and fellow musicians alike, so much so that the band started touring.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road To Release New Collaboration Album

Jim Ed Brown with Lorraine Jordan in-studioNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are putting the final touches on their forthcoming album, Country Grass, which will feature collaborations with many Country music hit-makers including T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Raven and Jim Ed Brown. In addition, bluegrass favorites Ronnie Reno and Marty Raybon join the stellar lineup of talent that made some magical memories in the studio.

Donna Ulisse & Bryan Sutton Back in the Studio Again

Donna Ulisse and Bryan SuttonSinger songwriter Donna Ulisse and guitar virtuoso Bryan Sutton are preparing to team up for their second studio effort on the Hadley Music Group label. The album will be Ulisse's eighth release on the label.

Shannon and Heather Slaughter "Release Never Just a Song"

Never Just a SongNashville, TN -- The new album, Never Just A Song, featuring the smooth voices and ultra-tight harmonies by Shannon and Heather Slaughter is available at iTunes, CD Baby, www.ShannonandHeather.com, and more retail outlets. The husband and wife duo focuses on fresh, original material and also wrote or co-wrote 8 of the 14 tracks. Shannon and Heather’s innovative arrangements and soulful instrumentation shine on cuts like their single “Moonshiner” that debuted at #10 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 and #20 on the Monthly Top 20 Song charts.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Welcome Gavin Largent

Gaven LargentCharlestown, IN -- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to welcome Gaven Largent as their newest member. Largent will make his official debut as a Flamekeeper member in Nashville, Tennessee when the band plays the world famous Station Inn and SPBGMA Convention this weekend.

First Single from Upcoming Adkins & Loudermilk Album Released

Adkins & LoudermilkWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records announces the release of "Backside of Losing," the first single from the highly anticipated album from duo, Adkins & Loudermilk. What started out as two impressive solo careers has morphed into what is already being described as a powerhouse team of vocals and songwriting. Dave Adkins has already had a successful career fronting his former band, Republik Steel, and Edgar Loudermilk has been known as one of the most solid bass-playing vocalists in bluegrass, having toured extensively with the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon and IIIrd Tyme Out.

Larry Stephenson to Host Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree Feb 7

Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree with Larry StephensonNashville, TN -- Larry Stephenson is proud to announce he will host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree held at the Texas Troubadour Theatre located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, February 7. The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree is the second longest running radio show in history and is broadcast live on AM 650 WSM Radio. Music fans can be a part of the live audience this Saturday night at 12 Midnight. Admission is free. Stephenson will welcome special guest The Gentlemen of Bluegrass.

Springfield Exit Release Two New Songs from Upcoming Album

 That Was ThenNashville, TN -- Springfield Exit is proud to announce the release of two songs, “Some Old Day” and “Till the Rivers All Run Dry” from their upcoming new album That Was Then. The songs are now available for purchase at Patuxtent Music, Adams County Banjo, iTunes, Amazon, and the Springfield Exit website, Radio programmers can download the music at AirPlayDirect.com.

Songs and Stories from A.P. Carter's Martin Guitar at BCMM

 Dale Jett & Wayne HendersonBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM) will host Songs and Stories from A. P. Carter’s Martin Guitar with Dale Jett and Wayne Henderson inside the Performance Theater on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

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