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All For The Hall Fundraiser Returns to Los Angeles Sept 13

CMHoF All For The HallNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall fundraiser will return to Los Angeles for a third consecutive year. The event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 13, at Club Nokia, will again follow a "guitar pull" format featuring performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow and Zac Brown.

AKUS to Fly Their Paper Airplane to The Ryman Aug 26 and 27

Alison Krauss and Union StationAlison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium on August 26 and 27. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Kroger, Ryman Auditorium box office, ryman.com or (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $88.00, $68.00, $48.00 and $38.00.

Bug Music Acquires Worldwide Rights To Sugar Hill Records' Publishing Catalog

Sugar Hill RecordsBug Music Inc, a global music company that serves as the largest U.S. independent contemporary music publisher, has entered into an exclusive agreement to administer the rights to Sugar Hill Records' prestigious music publishing catalog, Bug Music CEO John Rudolph announced at the end of May

Mark O'Connor to Release 'An Appalachian Christmas' Sept 20

 An Appalachian ChristmasGrammy winning composer, violin virtuoso and educator Mark O'Connor will release his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, on September 20 via OMAC Records. A star-studded collection featuring James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Alison Krauss, Sharon Isbin, Jane Monheit, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare collaborations available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Team Up With Beverage Distributor Choice USA

Darin and Brooke AldridgeArden, NC -- Mountain Home recording artists Darin & Brooke Aldridge team up with Choice USA Beverage, a major distributor of Sundrop for over 55 years. Darin and Brooke will assist the company's community outreach and charitable efforts as they promote their new album, So Much In Between.

Little Jimmy Dickens Honorary Executive Chef of Opry Backstage Grill

Jimmy Dickens with Chef HatNashville, TN -- The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on okra fries, Tennessee cornbread salad, skillet fried chicken, pit smoked Southern barbecue, and signature desserts in a new restaurant, the Opry Backstage Grill. Friday, August 5th, during a grand opening event at the restaurant, 62-year Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens was presented with a Chef's hat and named the restaurant's Honorary Executive Chef.

Progressive String Band, The Bee Eaters, to Release 'OddFellows' Sept 6th

 OddFellowsFranklin, TN -- Acclaimed Boston progressive string band, The Bee Eaters, will release their brand new album, OddFellows Road on Sept. 6th. This highly anticipated project is the follow up to their 2009 self-titled debut album, produced by modern fiddle guru Darol Anger, that first garnered them national attention. "I believe every sound you listen to informs your ears, and therefore your musical perspective. We grew up listening to the sounds of nature, rather than the sounds of cities," says Bee Eaters co-founder Tristan Clarridge.

2011 Jerusalem Ridge Festival Honors Bill Monroe with 6 Days of Bluegrass

Jerusalem Ridge 2011Rosine, KY -- As you may know, folks all over the world are celebrating Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday this year. To commemorate this special onetime occurrence, the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is going to have a SIX day celebration at the Bill Monroe Home Place on Jerusalem Ridge. Updated web site www.JerusalemRidgeFestival.org. As the event gets closer, the web site will be updated every few days. Click your “refresh button” if the info looks old. Dates are September 27- October 2, 2011.

Johnny Cash Music Festival at ASU a Sold-Out Success

Dailey and VincentJonesboro, AR -- On Thursday, Aug. 4, Arkansas State University's Convocation Center was the scene of a sold-out concert-the first-ever Johnny Cash Music Festival. More than 7,000 tickets were sold, yielding $310,000, with every penny earmarked for the restoration of Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. Fans young and old, urban and rural, from places as close as Bono and as far away as Norway, crowded the Convocation Center to witness a behemoth concert of Cash family and friends, what Johnny Cash himself might have called "kith and kin," who had gathered in tribute to the man himself and his musical legacy and to contribute to the restoration of the New Deal-era frame house that housed Cash and his six siblings.

They Come from Around the World to Bluegrass in the Park

Bluegrass in the ParkHenderson, KY -- With the 26th Annual Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival just around the corner, the committee is busy preparing for one of the most exciting music lineups yet! This year’s festival is August 12-13 in the shaded, riverfront Audubon Mill Park. The musical lineup for 2011 boasts traditional and progressive Bluegrass acts, including festival headliners, The Grascals, who may very well be the country’s next Bluegrass super group. Other performers include Bearfoot, The Darrell Webb Band, The HillBenders, Balsam Range and many more. The festival promises fans a Bluegrass music experience like no other! Audubon Mill Park is off 2nd street along the Ohio River in Henderson, Kentucky.

Rebel Records Joins in on Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration

Bill MonroeCharlottesville, VA -- 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, creator of bluegrass, and without doubt one of the most important and influential figures in American music. In a career that began in the late 1930s, Monroe and his band The Blue Grass Boys started a new genre of roots-based music that not only influenced artists worldwide, from Elvis Presley on down, but effectively shaped or changed the lives of literally thousand of professional and amateur musicians.

'Big Leagues' CD Release and Concert Announced for Miracle Field

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Vol III - Big LeaguesBluegrass Bands, Helping Hands will host its Volume Three "Big Leagues" CD release party at 7 PM on Saturday September 24th 2011 in the Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720. The event will feature musical performances from Earl Brackin, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jubal's Kin and The Lone Mountain Band. Radio DJ and internet personality Geoff Morris, from Bendigo Australia will emcee the concert which is planned to be streamed Monday September 26th at 8PM Eastern on his Wall To Wall Bluegrass show on www.WorldWideBluegrass.com.

C.W. Mundy to Host Release Party And Raffle Painting for Charity

Road TripNashville, TN -- In true artistic style, C.W. Mundy, has officially added recording artist to his resume as his debut CD, Road Trip, released this past Tuesday, August 2, on his own Moon Surf Records. On Tuesday, August 9th, a CD release party will be held at Richland Fine Art gallery in Nashville, TN, where several of his pieces will be on exhibit through the month of August, as well. Beginning at 5pm, art patrons and music enthusiasts are welcome to attend the reception, and at 6:30pm, Mundy will be joined by several musicians, including Scott and Alice Vestal, Randy Kohrs, and more, to perform a few selections from the recording.

Appalachian Trail Leads to Carter Family Fold August 13th

Appalachian TrailHiltons, VA -- Appalachian Trail is a union of seasoned and innovative singers, songwriters, and musicians who are breaking new ground in the bluegrass arena. Ireland, Scotland, England, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Holland, and Switzerland are some of the countries that have hosted the talents of the individuals in this band, as well as coast-to-coast here at home. Formed in 1984, the band combines strong lead vocals, tight harmonies, and distinctive picking. Saturday, August 13th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of traditional bluegrass music by Appalachian Trail. Adult admission to the concert is $7, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Grammy Winning Songwriters and Producers to Support the SADS Foundation

SADS FoundationNashville, TN -- Renowned Nashville-based songwriters/producers Cordle, Jackson & Salley (also known as Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, and Jerry Salley) will band together on August 18, 2011, to host a benefit concert on behalf of the Fore A Good Kaas Foundation to support the SADS Foundation. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Rob Kaas, a professional golfer who died prematurely at the age of 28 due to SADS – Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome. All funds raised from this benefit concert will be donated to the SADS Foundation.

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