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Bluegrass Underground Moving To New and Permanent Venue

The CavernsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass Underground, the international concert destination and 13-time EMMY award-winning PBS music series, has found a permanent home in The Caverns, located within the base of Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau. The announcement was made today by Bluegrass Underground Creator and Executive Producer, Todd Mayo.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Release “The Story We Tell”

The Story We TellXenia, OH—If any one album summed up one of the most successful bands in bluegrass, any genre really, it would be The Story We Tell by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. Released today on Rebel Records, this latest project is the band's sixth in seven years for bluegrass music's most historic record label, and brings together a vibrant collection of songs that when heard, work together like chapters from a well-worn literary classic.

Dolly Parton to Release First Children's Album “I Believe In You”

I Believe In YouNashville, TN -- At a recent press conference before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton.

Dale Ann Bradley to Release Newest Album August 18th

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley will release her self-titled album on Pinecastle Records on August 18. Produced by Bradley, the CD includes a duet with Country Music Hall Of Fame member Vince Gill, "I Think I'll Just Go Away," a song from the Stanley Brothers repertoire. "Both Vince and I are huge Stanley fans," Bradley explains the choice of song for her and Gill.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Songwriting Sensation Thomm Jutz

Thomm JutzWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is elated to announce the addition of songwriter, producer, and guitar player Thomm Jutz to the label. The artist's debut album for the label, Crazy If You Let It, will be released this fall with the title track and first single dropping to radio August 29th.

Old Settler's Music Festival Moving to New Lockhart Site

Old Settler's Music FestivalAustin, Texas -- The Old Settler's Music Festival will move to a new site starting with the April 19-22, 2018 festival. The 30-year-old organization was surprised and disappointed to receive a letter on Aug. 8 from Scott Roberts, owner of the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion in Driftwood, informing the board that the property would not host the festival in 2018. The festival has been held on that site and the accompanying Camp Ben McCulloch since 2002.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Release “Drowned in Sorrow” Single

Drowned in SorrowNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of "Drowned In Sorrow" the new single from Steve Gulley And New Pinnacle. Written by Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford "Drowned In Sorrow" is the first single from the groups upcoming third Rural Rhythm Records album titled Time Won't Wait scheduled for release in October.

McLain Family Band at Carter Fold August 12th

McLain Family BandOn Saturday, August 12th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by a long time popular group at the Fold, the McLain Family Band. Direct from the hills of Kentucky, the McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music. During the years 1968 – 1990, they performed in all 50 states and 62 countries during 14 international concert tours, some as musical ambassadors of the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band played at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and the Carter Fold. They were featured at thousands of festivals and concerts and performed as soloists in more than 230 appearances with orchestras.

Shannon Slaughter Releases New Single “That Old County Road”

Shannon SlaughterArgo, AL -- Shannon Slaughter is proud to announce the first single release, “That Old County Road,” from his upcoming album Never Standing Still. The song was written by Shannon Slaughter and Rusty Hendrix, guitar player from the country band Confederate Railroad, and takes a nostalgic look at growing up in the country and what young people did back then - with maybe a nod to the present as well. The new single is available to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect or by request.

A Show for Joe: Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and More

Band Of RuhksGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center invites music lovers to enjoy a day of bluegrass, blues, and gospel on Friday, September 1, in honor of the late Joe Wilson, a champion of traditional music from the mountains and around the globe. The Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Linda Lay & Springfield Exit, Whitetop Mountain Band, and special guests Sherman Holmes and The Ingramettes will take the stage to celebrate the life and legacy Wilson.

Kody Norris for Rural Roots Music Commission Bluegrass CD of the Year Award

Kody NorrisThe Rural Roots Music Commission was formed a number of years ago, in Iowa, to find a way to honor excelling recording artists who deal with traditional old-time music, and many other traditional rural musical art forms. Since most traditional music genre's have now been locked out of participation at the national level in America, the Rural Roots folks found a way to honor these gifted musicians, vocalists, songwriters, recording artists and small production companies, by honoring them with 'CD of the Year' awards. One of the participants in this rather large 'gathering' of musical genres is Kody Norris of Mountain City, Tennessee.

DC Bluegrass Union Launches the Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest

Mike Auldridge Instrumental ContestThe DC Bluegrass Union has launched the Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest to honor the life and musicianship of one of America's greatest players. The competition will spotlight the best original compositions from bluegrass, old-time and related musicians around the world. Auldridge's effortlessly tasteful Dobro guitar work borrowed from Josh Graves, but added swing, blues and horn influences to arrive at a uniquely new sound.

Flatt Lonesome to Release Their New Album at IBMA WOB

Silence In These WallsNashville, TN -- From the moment of their brilliant self-titled debut in 2013, it's been clear that Flatt Lonesome is, as the title of its 3rd album, a Runaway Train. Multiple IBMA, SPBGMA and Dove nominations and awards, top charting songs, Billboard charting albums, countless media appearances (including becoming familiar faces on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage), and a demanding tour schedule all combine in testimony to the phenomenon that is Flatt Lonesome.

The Grascals Explore Dark Side Of Love

The GrascalsTN -- The Grascals explore the dark side of love with their newest radio release, "Sleepin' With The Reaper." The track, the first single from their upcoming September 1 album, Before Breakfast (Mountain Home Music Company), premieres today on Roughstock. Radio can access the tune via AirPlay Direct, and fans who pre-order the music here will receive "Sleepin' With The Reaper" as an instant "grat track." Nashville area concert-goers can catch the award-winning band at the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night.

Scott Vestal Receives 2017 Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass Award

Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo & BluegrassSteve Martin Announced that Scott Vestal is this year's winning recipient of the Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass trophy and prize. The award is presennted by Martin each year and includes the bronze trophy along with a $50,000 cash award. The award was presented Saturday during the RockyGrass Blluegrass Music Festival held in Lyons, Colorado.

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