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Cybergrass Bluegrass News Site Gets New Look

New Cybergrass®Cybergrass®, the oldest running bluegrass music site on the web, has been through various upgrades over the site's nearly 20 years of service. The site has just completed another face-lift and is running with their streamlined new look. This new version is a ground up rewrite of the site which began a few months ago. The new look is cleaner, easier to read and offers larger images for the reader. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look!


The Grascals Nail Down Four IBMA Nominations

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards Ballot for 2011 is official. The Grascals' head into the final voting with a total of four nominations: Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, Recorded Event of the Year and band member Kristin Scott Benson, reigning three-time Instrumental Performer of the Year (Banjo), is in the running for that honor again this year. Winners will be announced at the organization's 22nd annual awards show, scheduled for September 29, 2011 (7:30 p.m. CDT), at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony will be broadcast live on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction.

Special Carter Fold Music Program for September 14th, 2011

SurefireHiltons, VA -- Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by George Hamilton IV, Lonesome Will Mullins, and Surefire. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. This special show is being presented for a group of tourists from Ireland. Their tour of America focuses on sites connected to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

Jimmy Fortune to Perform on Song of the Mountains

Jimmy FortuneMarion, VA -- The legendary Jimmy Fortune will headline the September 3rd television taping of Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. “We are proud to have such a renowned performer coming to tape our show.” states Tim White the executive coordinator and host of the program. “Jimmy is not only a great singer and songwriter but also a very nice guy!”

Tom Johnson Camping Center to Host North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

'Lyrics for Lyric' Benefit to Feature The Roys, Mason Douglas, and Brandon Rickman

The RoysNashville, TN -- The Mark Newton's Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Show will be packed with talent for the August 23rd outing at the "Man VS. Food" famed venue, Roosters TX Style BBQ & Steakhouse, featuring Rural Rhythm recording artists, The Roys, Mason Douglas and Brandon Rickman. Also taking the Roosters stage will be Keven Denney and The Wells Band.

Lonesome River Band Receive 6 IBMA Awards Nominations

Lonesome River BandBand members of one of bluegrass music's favorite groups, Lonesome River Band, are celebrating five International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award nominations just in time for the group's 30th Anniversary next month. Lonesome River Band received a nomination for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for "Pretty Little Girl," from their current album Still Learning (Rural Rhythm).

The Boxcars On Track with Top IBMA Award Nominations

The BoxcarsThe Boxcars, a band that features the talents of Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon, lead in all categories with IBMA Award nominations for Entertainer of the Year; Instrumental Group of the Year; Album of the Year (The Boxcars, self-produced for the Mountain Home label); Gospel Recorded Performance ("In God's Hands," written by John Benjamin Rochester); Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year ("Jumpin' the Track," written by Ron Stewart); Emerging Artist of the Year; Banjo Player and Fiddle Player (Ron Stewart) and Mandolin Player (Adam Steffey).

Artists Announced for 2011 AMA Festival Showcases

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Americana music's best and brightest will take over Nashville's coolest venues for the association's October 12-15, 2011, evening festival. More than 100 of the genres' trailblazers and rising stars will perform in the talent packed showcases that draw music lovers from all over the world. Among the first round of artists announced are: Gurf Morlix, Foster & Lloyd, JD Souther, Will Hoge, Elizabeth Cook, Marty Stuart and Marshall Chapman. They'll be joined by buzz-worthy up and coming acts The Civil Wars, Amy LaVere, The Farewell Drifters, Catherine Britt and The David Mayfield Parade along with others listed below.

Legendary Songwriter Jerry Foster Newest Poet and Prophet

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Foster will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, September 10, as the latest subject of the quarterly series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 p.m. in-depth interview and performance, held in the Museum's Ford Theater, is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will be streamed live at

Bill Monroe's 100th 3-Day Birthday Celebration at Bluegrass Museum

Bill MonroeAll members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame who can still travel will perform with their respective bands during the International Bluegrass Music Museum's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration, September 12, 13 & 14, 2011. The 3-day celebration takes place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum and RiverPark Center's Cannon Hall in Owensboro, KY. The event celebrates the life and 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, popularly known as the Father of Bluegrass Music, who was born in nearby Rosine, Kentucky on September 13, 1911.

2011 International Bluegrass Award Nominations Announced

IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is proud to announce the nominees for the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium. Also announced at the press conference were this year's inductees to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame - bluegrass ambassador and leader of one of the most awarded bands in the history of IBMA, Del McCoury and pioneering bass player and guitar stylist George Shuffler - and the five recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award: Greg Cahill, Bill Knowlton, Lilly Pavlak, Geoff Stelling and Roland White.

Balcony Seat Tickets for 'All For The Hall' on Sale August 20

CMHoF All For The HallLos Angeles, CA -- Individual balcony seats for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser, taking place Tuesday, September 13, at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, August 20, Museum officials announced yesterday.

George Jones To Celebrate 80th Birthday at Grand Ole Opry

George JonesNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana will throw an 80th birthday party for one of country music's all-time most renowned voices, Grand Ole Opry star and Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, during the Tuesday Night Opry Sept. 13. Among those scheduled to participate in the birthday festivities are Opry members Alan Jackson, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Diffie, Pam Tillis, and Oak Ridge Boys plus special guests Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, and Eric Lee Beddingfield.

Singer/Songwriter Niall Toner Tells the Story of Bill Monroe

Niall TonerNashville, TN -- Niall Toner tells his story of Bill Monroe in a new YouTube video. The leader of the Niall Toner Band from Ireland is still celebrating his music reaching the number one download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for AirPlay Direct during the month of March, an extraordinary achievement for a songwriter based in Ireland. As a result, Niall Toner Band has been enjoying an ever-increasing amount of air play on American Radio. Niall's songs about the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe's Mandolin and The Master's Resting Place, are proving most popular with Radio DJs and listeners in this year of Monroe's Centenary.


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