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Carol Beaugard, Radio DJ and Bluegrass Artist, in Two Musical Productions

Carol BeaugardPoughkeepsie, NY -- Radio personality Carol Beaugard is starring in two upcoming musical productions. She plays "Peggy" in "Godspell" at The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, New York running July 22 to August 7, 2011. The following month she will appear as the "Kit Kat Girl, Texas" in "Cabaret" produced by Creative Theater-Muddy Water Players to be performed at the Museum Village in Monroe, New York September 16 to October 2, 2011.

Andrew Peterson Wows Music City Roots Audience

 Jim Lauderdale, host of Music City Roots; Andrew Peterson; musician Ron BlockNashville, TN -- Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and award winning author Andrew Peterson took the stage last night at the summer season opener of the highly acclaimed program Music City Roots. Peterson was the final segment of the evening and received thunderous applause for his performance that included legendary band members Stuart Duncan, Andy Gullahorn, Ron Block, and James Gregory. Andrew and his band then joined in the jam session finale with all performers from the show. Music City Roots is aired live on Nashville’s alternative rock station, Lightning 100.

11th Annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Appalachian Festival of Plays and PlaywrightsAbingdon, VA -- The eleventh annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (AFPP) will be held July 26 – August 6, at Barter Stage II during the Virginia Highlands Festival. "Founded in 2001, the AFPP gives voice to the stories of our region, and the community is invited to take part in the development of brand new plays," said Nicholas Piper, director of the AFPP.

Bluegrass Banjo Player Receives Share America Foundation Scholarship

Cody Harvy Receiving ScholarshipBy Randall FranksThe Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its first 2011 scholarship winner recently at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert featuring the Watkins Family and Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. The scholarships honor students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts. The scholarship was awarded to Cody Harvey, 18, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee who graduated from Signal Mountain High School and plans to attend University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Crowe Brothers Sign with Mountain Music Entertainment

The Crowe BrothersNashville, TN -- Mountain Music Entertainment proudly announces exclusive management and booking representation of acoustic music brother duo, The Crowe Brothers. Mountain Music Entertainment will provide exclusive representation for The Crowe Brothers effective as of 1 July 2011. The Crowe Brothers are based in Western North Carolina near the eclectic music scene of Asheville, North Carolina. The band has a raw and exciting acoustic sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences from Americana to Roots Country.

Ralph Stanley II Hears a Train on New Single

I Think I Hear a TrainFollowing in the tracks of Two's previous number one hit, "Train Songs," this new release is also from the pens of Ms. Dixie and Tom T. Hall. Both of the Halls are dedicated Stanley enthusiasts and according to Ms. Dixie have a question they ask themselves if they're ever stuck for words. Simply ... WWCS (What Would Carter Say?) "I Think I Hear A Train" is the latest single by Ralph Stanley II. As Tom T & Dixie Hall say, "Moving fast and needs reporting!" We're on it!

C.W. Mundy's 'Road Trip' Arrives at Radio Monday

Road TripC.W. Mundy will soon be celebrating the August 2nd release of his Moon Surf Records debut recording, Road Trip, an eclectic mix of original banjo-driven tunes with the acclaimed fine arts painter at the wheel. To whet the appetite of current and future fans of the artiste, four songs will be made available to radio this Monday, July 18th, via Airplay Direct. Two instrumentals and two featuring the lead vocals of Alice Vestal, the tunes serve as a representative cross-section for all sixteen tracks on Mundy's project.

Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers At America's 4th of July Party

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon RangersNashville, TN -- The Steep Canyon Rangers brought America's music to America's Day, teaming with entertainment icon Steve Martin to bring serious bluegrass with a comedic twist to the Fourth of July Celebration at The National Mall in Washington DC. Their high-energy performance, part of the star-studded Independence Day event, marks the year's highest profile and most-watched bluegrass concert, the latest milestone for The Steep Canyon Rangers in a year that has included two Presidential concerts.

Stringbean Killer Up for Parole

Stringbean AkemanOn November 10, 1973, David Akeman, better known as "Stringbean" was murdered along with his wife, Estelle. The thieves believed their was a lot of money in his cabin home in Tennessee and they waited for the pair to return home and then, in cold blood, brutally killed David and his wife. July 19th, John A. Brown, one of the two men convicted of killing Stringbean and his wife years ago, is coming up for parole. Readers are encouraged to contact and voice their opposition to this parole offering.

Number 1s and Film Debut for Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rising bandRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce Blue Moon Rising's single, "Time To Be Movin’ On," from their hit album, Strange New World is topping the charts again. The song hit #1 last month on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles chart, and moves up to #5 this month on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s (BU) Top 30 Songs. The album jumped up another notch this month on the BU Top 15 Album chart. This is not the first #1 for the band as they reached that top spot numerous times on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums and also on Sirius XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction Top 40 Songs.

Ricky Skaggs, The Roys to Perform at Inspirational Country Music Awards

ICMNashville, TN --- On October 28th, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will host the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, and taking the stage will be some of today's most beloved Inspirational Country artists including Lee Greenwood, Joey & Rory, and returning 'ICM Faith, Family & Country Award' winners Ricky Skaggs and The Roys.

Rodney Dillard: 'Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church'

Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to ChurchRodney Dillard's long and illustrious career has resulted in two GRAMMY Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on The Andy Griffith Show, and worldwide acclaim for over 50 years of recording both traditional bluegrass and his own brand of DillardGrass. It is with great pleasure that Rural Rhythm Christian announces the August 16, 2011 album release, Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church by Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band (Featuring Beverly Dillard). The album features stand out tracks like the title cut, and also the "The Devil Just Can't Knock Me Off My Knees", written by the Dillard's friend and 5-time Dove Award winning songwriter Bruce Haynes.

Hazzard Nation in Blue Ridge Mountains Aug 13-14

Hazzard HomecomingSperryville, VA -- If you are driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in mid August, don't be surprised if you see scores of 'General Lees,' the orange 1969 Dodge Charger which has become the most recognizable car in the world. And don't be surprised if you see a gal that looks like Daisy Duke, because Catherine Bach, who played Daisy in the hit TV series Dukes of Hazzard, will be there among the several thousand fans gathering for the First Annual 'Hazzard Homecoming' in Sperryville, Virginia.

Sierra Hull Covers Adele's 'Someone Like You'

Sierra HullBurlington, MA -- 19-year old mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull covers bluegrass fan Adele's touching ballad from her critically acclaimed album 21. The video will be premiering on CMT.com beginning today and the single of the song will be available at all digital retailers August 2. "I've recently become a big fan of Adele's music. I first bought her album 21 a few months ago," says Hull. "She's an amazing singer and songwriter. I really loved how simple her version was of 'Someone Like You' was and thought it would translate well to cover acoustically with a full band."

Ricky Skaggs' Country Hits Bluegrass Style' In Stores July 19

Country Hits Bluegrass StyleNashville, TN (July 13, 2011) - Musical legend Ricky Skaggs' newest CD, Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs Family Records), will be in stores Tuesday, July 19. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs' country and bluegrass roots, something he has been sharing with fans around the country during his current Treasure Chest Tour.

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