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Dwight Yoakam Ventures into Bluegrass with New Album

Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam is set to release Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars... September 23 on Sugar Hill Records. The new album will feature bluegrass reinventions. North American tour dates in support of the new release have been confirmed. The new album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. Yoakam’s choice to partner with Sugar Hill for this release speaks volumes about the seriousness of this endeavor; Sugar Hill and its sister label Rounder have long been at the forefront of bluegrass, roots, and Americana music.

Exciting Future Ahead for Fiddler Greg Moore

Hollow Box RhythmExtraordinary bluegrass fiddle player, Greg Moore has had a very full and honorable career so far, playing on stage with some of the most respected names in the business, including the Dave Evans and Riverbend, Tony Holt and The Wildwood Boys, Melvin Goins, The James King Band and Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice.

Banjo Veteran Stuart Wyrick to Release Solo Album

East Tennessee SunriseNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of East Tennessee Sunrise, by veteran banjoist Stuart Wyrick on August 5th. Wyrick is no stranger to Bluegrass music. He is currently a member of Flashback, the reunion band including top Bluegrass musicians who worked with J.D. Crowe & The New South in the mid-1990s, and a former member of the Dale Ann Bradley Band. Prior to that he was a member of the popular Bluegrass group Brand New Strings who recorded two albums for Rural Rhythm Records and released several successful singles. Stuart was also a founding member of the Bluegrass Gospel group New Road, who recorded six albums, the Better Way Quartet, who recorded four albums, and his first group The Tater Valley Boys.

Levi Austin Signs Career Development Deal

Levi AustinAirPlay Direct’s Collective Evolution is pleased and proud to sign Levi Austin to a Career Development Deal with Collective Evolution. Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

Ray Cardwell Inks Artist Endorsement Deal with AirPlay Direct

Ray CardwellAirPlay Direct is pleased and proud to announce the signing of Ray Cardwell, our newest Artist Endorsee. Currently Ray is putting the final touches on his long awaited debut solo album Tennessee Moon. The album will be released in the next few months.

NewTown's "Harlan Road" #8 in Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums

NewTownNashville, TN -- NewTown makes its debut on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart, nailing the #8 spot with the just-released Harlan Road (Mountain Home Music Company). The critically-acclaimed 11-track outing includes "All That I Can Take," which made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut at #6. Filled with tales of the "everyman," Harlan Road, is available on iTunes, Amazon and other fine retail outlets. Radio stations can access the new album at www.AirPlayDirect.com.

Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale

JimLauderdaleBeloved songwriter, singer, and artist Jim Lauderdale will be the 2016 recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, a special lifetime achievement honor reserved for the most valuable contributors to the course and history of America’s only broad roots music format. The award, named for country music icon Porter Wagoner, will be presented on September 21, 2016 by Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait, a global star who has recorded more than a dozen of Jim Lauderdale’s songs.

Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins Dies at age 83

Melvin GoinsBluegrass music lost another of the founders and pioneers of the music. Melvin Goins, 83, has passed on. Melvin played bluegrass and mountain string music for more six decades. The music he performed became known as bluegrass thanks to Bill Monroe at about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin continued performing and was on the road when he died.

“Aim High” Debuts Top-10 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart

Aim HighNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce Aim High, the new album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle debuts in the Top 10 at #9 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. Aim High is their highly anticipated follow up album and contains the #1 single “Aim High” from Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart. The single “Aim High” stays hot at radio today and on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart coming in at #2 the past two weeks

Reno's Old Time Music Showcases Top IBMA Nominees this August

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- For over 20 years, "Reno's Old Time Music" has been dedicated to bringing fans the best Bluegrass music on the planet. So it's no surprise that the top nominees for the 2016 IBMA awards (announced last week) are also the featured guests of the show throughout the month of August.

Bluegrass Music Returns to Burning Man with Your Help

Root Pile BluegrassCamp Rootpile -- We are a group people who love to go to Burning Man, but we don't like the music there, and we are sure there are other people there who don't either, so we bring high quality professional live Bluegrass music to Burning Man at camp Rootpile. We need a large circus style tent to have our nightly concerts and we also need to buy inexpensive mandolins, banjos, guitars and fiddles to teach dusty Burners how to play Bluegrass on the instruments we bring for our daily beginner workshops. Help us!!!!!

42nd Annual Carter Fold Festival August 5 & 6

Carter Family FoldHiltons, VA -- In the classic mountain ballad “Rank Strangers,” the narrator bemoans the changes that have occurred in his cherished home place. The fact that those changes do occur was brought home to music lovers worldwide with the death of Dr. Ralph Stanley recently. The Stanley Brothers version of “Rank Strangers” is undoubtedly the gold standard for this haunting ballad. Author Thomas Wolfe, himself from Appalachia, wrote that “you can’t go home again.” Some folks may say that modernization happens slower in Appalachia – and it does. When it does happen, it can feel as though the sacred musical traditions we grew up with are fading away.

2016 IBMA Award Nominees Announced

IBMA Awards LogoNashville, TN -- The IBMA has announced the nominations for the 2016 IBMA Awards. The 2016 Awards Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC. Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski will host the 2016 awards. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2nd Annual Video Scholarship Competition Winner Announced

Dylan Ferris//Mandolin Cafe/ Nashville, TN -- The Monroe Mandolin Camp, a traditional roots based music camp offering world class instruction on the music of the Founder of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, is proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Video Scholarship Competition, generously underwritten by Intelometry.

Things We Do For Dreams by Trinity River Band

Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Trinity River Band’s popular new bluegrass album, Things I Do For Dreams, is now available for purchase at major retail outlets including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and more. The band released the physical album to their fans earlier this month on their website and at their label’s site, Orange Blossom Records.

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