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Americana Honors and Awards Returns to the Ryman Oct 13

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Americana Music Association's annual Honors & Awards program returns to the Ryman Oct. 13. Among the artists slated to appear are: Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Gregg Allman, Hayes Carll, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Secret Sisters & more. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. and are available by clicking here.

Hazzard Homecoming Shaping Up as Something Special

Hazzard HomecomingIf you are driving into the Shenandoah National Park on the weekend of August 13th and 14th and you see about a hundred "General Lee" 1969 Dodge Chargers rolling through the Blue Ridge Mountains, don't panic. According to Ben Jones, that is simply "Hazzard Nation" heading to Sperryville, Virginia.

Randy Waller Carries On Country Gentlemen Tradition

Randy Waller & the Country GentlemenHiltons, VA -- Since their formation in 1957, the Country Gentlemen have always been at the forefront of innovation and popularity in bluegrass. Trend setters from the word go, their snappy arrangements were the first to break from the established mold of the 40s and 50s. Their music was the first to be marketed to non-rural audiences in Washington, D.C., on college campuses, and in urban coffee houses during the 1960s. Through the years, the Country Gentlemen have been one of the most imitated and emulated groups around, and they have served as a source of inspiration for many bands. Saturday, August 27th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Randy Waller & the Country Gentlemen. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Doc Watson Statue Unveiling Held in Boon, North Carolina

Doc Watson StatueCoinciding with the installation and unveiling of a life sized bronze statue of legendary bluegrass and folk artist Doc Watson in Boone, NC, Blooming Twig Books is reissuing Blind But Now I See. The statue was unveiled on Friday, June 24th as part of the Downtown Boone Development project. The statue was sculpted by artist Alex Hallmark.

IBMA Fan Fest Celebrates Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music

World of Bluegrass 2011/IBMA/ Nashville, TN -- Bluegrass music's premier indoor festival is just around the corner, and this year's event celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, will definitely be one you don't want to miss! Reserve your tickets now for IBMA's Bluegrass Fan Fest, scheduled for Sept. 30 – October 2, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bluegrass Artist Charlie Sizemore is #1 with 'No Lawyers in Heaven'

Charlie SizemoreAcclaimed bluegrass songwriter/vocalist Charlie Sizemore is celebrating the #1 single this month on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles chart for "No Lawyers in Heaven." The song is from his current album, Heartache Looking for a Home (Rounder Records) that appears at #3 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) Top 15 Albums with the single at #4 on the BU Top 30 Singles.

An Evening of Music and Fine Art with C.W. Mundy

Road TripC.W. Mundy is an American Impressionist Society Member and a member of Oil Painters of America Master. He also plays banjo and bluegrass music. A man of many talents, he has just completed Road Trip - Crossing Borders with the help of many artists known to acoustic and bluegrass music. A CD release party and art showing is scheduled for August 9th at the Richland Fine Arts Center located at 4009 Hillsboro Pike, suite 203 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stoney Creek to Premiere Live Album on WAMU's Bluegrass Couuntry

Live In ConcertWashington, DC -- Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band will appear on Tuesday's (7/26) Tom "Cat" Reeder Show on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Stoney Creek will be in the studio at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) to premiere their new album, Live In Concert.

The Roys Taking Their Bluegrass to Larger Audiences

The RoysRural Rhythm recording artist, The Roys, are on tour promoting their hot new bluegrass album, Lonesome Whistle including their stellar performance this past weekend at the Country Thunder festival in Wisconsin. This coming weekend, The Roys head to the Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Prestonsburg, Kentucky where they will join fellow Rural Rhythm label mates: Blue Moon Rising, Cumberland River, Carolina Road, and Josh Slone & CoalTown for what is surely to be an exciting event.

Summergrass 2011 Just A Month Away

Summergrass LogoSummergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista CA, 92083, a fascinating 40 acre outdoor museum. You won't want to miss it! The festival features some of Bluegrass Music's top artists including The Grascals, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, and Bluegrass Etc.

Blue Highway to Perform on Song of the Mountains August 6th

Blue HighwayMarion, Virginia -- The award winning bluegrass music band Blue Highway will headline the upcoming Song of the Mountains concert series at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, August 6th. Blue Highway who is and has been a top notch touring bluegrass band for over 15 years will be making their second appearance on this nationally syndicated public television program which is now taping season 7 of the long running concert series. "We are glad to have Blue Highway coming back to tape our show" states Tim White the Song of the Mountains executive coordinator and host. "All of us with the show are excited to have bands of this caliber on our program and these guys are from right here in our region which makes this concert even more special."

Vince Gill Celebrates 20-Years as Grand Ole Opry Member

Vince GillNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana will honor one of country music's most accomplished singers, songwriters and musicians, Vince Gill, on his 20th anniversary as an Opry member on Saturday, August 13. The Country Music Hall of Fame member will be celebrated with performances by fellow Opry member and former employer Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, John Anderson, The Time Jumpers, his wife Amy Grant, and his daughter, Jenny Gill.

24th Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Line Up Announced

24th Grand Targhee Bluegrass FestivalBy Than VolkThe 24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Friday August 12 through Sunday, August 14, 2011, is the grandfather of bluegrass festivals in the Rocky Mountains and offers some of the top finger-picking talent on a spectacular stage in the Tetons.

The Best of Bluegrass in Scotland July 29th - Aug 1st

Wayne Taylor and AppaloosaThe 25th Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival will feature the best of bluegrass music in Scotland. The event runs July 29th through August 1st and will feature top bands from Europe, Scotland and the USA. The location is the Guildtown Village Hall, Perthshire, Scotland -- just 6 miles north of Perth on A93. The festival is Scotland's Bill Monroe 2011 Centennial Celebration.

Free Bluegrass Music in the Ko'olaus, Sep. 9, 10, 11

Bluegrass in the Ko'olausBluegrass in the Ko'olaus, a weekend event that features homemade bluegrass and traditional music in a spectacular setting, will take place at Kaneohe's Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. The event, hosted by Bluegrass Hawai'i Traditional & Bluegrass Music Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is free though donations are welcome.

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