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Everyone Orchestra Lineup at Vail Summer Bluegrass Series

Everyone Orchestra at Vail Summer Bluegrass SeriesVail, CO -- In addition to the previously announced lineup of Darrell Scott, Sara Watkins and Head for the Hills, Vail Bluegrass is excited to share the details for the Everyone Orchestra’s June 29 opening night performance. Joining conductor Matt Butler are Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), Mimi Naja and Tyler Thompson (Fruition), Jay Starling (Love Canon) & Tyler Grant and Adrian Engfer (the Grant Farm). Opening the evening will be Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic of Denver.

Grammy Foundation Grants for Music Research & Preservation

The Grammy FoundationSanta Monica, CA -- The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program announced today that $300,000 in grants will be awarded to 20 recipients in the United States and Canada to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Scientific research projects include a study that will investigate the perceptive deficits experienced by persons with cochlear implants, and a study that will be the first systematic investigation of social and nonsocial rhythm perception and entrainment in infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. Preservation and archiving initiatives include the recovery and digitization of sound from some of the earliest cylinder records ever made, as well as the preservation and dissemination of 167 manuscript sound recordings from one of the most historically and culturally significant collections of live bluegrass recordings in existence. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1. Guidelines and the letter of inquiry form for the 2017 cycle will be available beginning May 1 at www.grammyfoundation.org/grants.

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Dreams Do Come True - Envisioning the Future of Bluegrass

James ReamsBy James Reams
As a former teacher, I’ve focused my desire to share knowledge, encourage potential, and motivate people on my first passion – bluegrass music. I’ve received so much through my association with the bluegrass industry and am always looking for ways to give back, to help promote the music that I grew up with and love. I see bluegrass music as a means to bring people together and an opportunity to span generational as well as cultural gaps.

Kristy Cox Premieres New Album at Station Inn

Kristy Cox and Jerry SalleyNashville, TN -- Mountain Home Music Company played host to media, friends and fans of multi-award-winning artist Kristy Cox for a celebration of the release of Part of Me. The event was held at Nashville’s Station Inn. Accompanying Kristy and a stellar band on stage was Jerry Salley, who produced and contributed his top-notch songwriting skills to the album.

Gospel Plowboys Sign with Mountain Fever, Album Due June 10

Gospel PlowboysWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed the all-gospel group, the Gospel Plowboys. The band's debut album for the label, Welcome Home, will be released June 10th. The Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, combines the talents of David Murph (mandolin), John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar, bass), Andrew Brown (bass, dobro) and Kris Miller (guitar).

Swift Creek to Release “Magnolia” this Friday

MagnoliaNashville, TN -- Carolina band, Swift Creek is set to release Magnolia, a collection of original Bluegrass and Americana music, on April 8th. The album consists of truly original tunes penned primarily by band member, Kevin Brown. The album was produced and recorded at the Rubber Room in Chapel Hill, NC by acclaimed producer and musician, Jerry Brown.

The Stetson Family bids Farewell to Andy Carswell - RIP

Andy CarswellMelbourne, Australia -- The Stetson Family wrote in their latest newsletter that their mandolin player, Vale Andy Carswell, has died. They wrote, "It’s with a heavy heart that this newsletter is to let people know that our mandolin player, Andy Carswell, passed away recently. Those close to the band have known that three and a half years ago Andy was diagnosed with liver cancer. Being the humble and philosophical person he was, Andy played this very close to his chest, and, as the band, we followed his lead and kept it on the down-low. He never wanted a fuss made and he wanted to keep playing with us whenever and wherever he could. Treatment at times made this not possible, then when he was back on his feet it was as if nothing was wrong and back to the business of having fun and playing, writing songs and touring round the countryside having a ball."

The Winding Stream – the Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music

The Carter FamilySunday, April 10th, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special documentary screening of The Winding Stream – the Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music. The documentary was nearly ten years in the making and contains some of the last interviews with Janette Carter, Joe Carter, and Johnny Cash. There will be music by Eugene Wolfe & Friends both before and after the screening. A question and answer panel will follow the screening.

Chris Stapleton Captures Numerous ACM Awards

Chris StapletonThe 2016 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards show was held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cohosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the awards honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music today. Once again, Chris Stapleton captured not only the spotlight but many awards as well.

Fold Presents Raymond McLain & Morehead State Mountain Music Ambassadors

Morehead State Mountain Music AmbassadorsHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 9th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond McLain and the Morehead State Mountain Music Ambassadors. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Town Mountain’s ’Southern Crescent’ Released on LoHi Records

Southern CrescentAsheville, NC -- Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain, based in Asheville, NC, releases their 5th studio album Southern Crescent on April 1, 2016 through LoHi Records. Produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell, the album was recorded in Powell’s studio The Cypress House in Breaux Bridge, LA. It was mixed by Mixed by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground in Greenbrier, TN.

Four Steve Earle Albums Remastered for Vinyl out May 6

Copperhead RoadLos Angeles, CA -- Steve Earle's four MCA Records studio albums, Guitar Town, Exit 0, Copperhead Road, and The Hard Way, have been remastered from the original tapes by Robert Vosgien and cut for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for LP release on May 6.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Return to the Grand Ole Opry

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will return to the Grand Ole Opry this weekend for TWO performances! Due to high demand, The Grand Ole Opry has added a second show to the Saturday, April 2nd lineup with ticketed performances at 7:00pm and 9:30pm CT. The band will perform select cuts from their soon-to-be-released album for Rebel Records, Sacred Memories, including their hit single, "All Dressed Up." JMRR are schedule to perform during the 7:30 and 10:00pm segments.

Radio Bristol Presents Farm & Fun Time

Foghorn StringbandBristol, TN/VA -- During the Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum the Birthplace of Country Music revived the old WCYB Farm & Family Fun Time radio show before a live audience. Now, Radio Bristol revisits the live music radio hour with one of old-time music’s most amazing acts, the Foghorn Stringband, along with Bill & the Belles and Corbin Hayslett.

Ronnie Reno Releases his Next Single to Radio

 Lessons LearnedNashville, TN -- Fresh from another successful RenoFest and his induction into SPBGMA’s Preservation Hall of Greats, Bluegrass legend and TV host, Ronnie Reno, is excited about the release of his latest single, “Sweet Rosa Lee,” from his album, Lessons Learned, on Rural Rhythm Records. Tagged by Bluegrass Today as one of the albums’ “standouts for traditional Bluegrass fans,” this grassy, uptempo love song, ripe with instrumental rides and classically designed lyrics, will be included on Rural Rhythm’s Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks – 2016 (No. 1.), delivered to Bluegrass radio on a Radio CD this week, as well as made available to programmers via AirPlay Direct.

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