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Tammy Jones Robinette Releases New Radio Single

To Be a Kid AgainNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records has announced the release of the second single, “I Think I’ll Let You Drive,” from the 12-track self-titled album Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, to radio today. The mid-tempo song penned by Steve Gulley features the superb and refreshing alto of Robinette, with Gulley and Grammy-nominee Dale Ann Bradley on backing vocals. It also features a heavy fiddle intro and outro by Aubrey Haynie, as well as the mandolin-stylings of Sam Bush and resonator work of Grammy-nominee Rob Ickes. The single is available for download on ITUNES, AMAZON and in stores where fine Bluegrass and Gospel music is sold. The lyric video for the song will be available next week. For more information of Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, please visit www.TammyJonesRobinetteandTheDrive.com.

John McEuen Celebrates 70th Birthday with a Few Hundred Friends

John McEuen 70th BirthdayJohn McEuen says he wanted to have a birthday party at a place where he didn’t have to clean up after it was over, so he brought his gang of musician friends together for a birthday jam on the highly popular show, “Music City Roots,” at The Factory in Franklin. The String Wizard was joined onstage by country and bluegrass icons Jesse McReynolds, Roland White, Jeff Hanna, David Amram, Rhonda Vincent, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Les Thompson, John Cable, Matt Cartsonis, Bernie Leadon and John Carter Cash.

Donna Ulisse sets Songwriting Escape 2016 Schedule

Songwriting EscapeFour time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee Donna Ulisse has set the initial 2016 schedule and locations for her Songwriting Escape instrument and songwriting workshops. She and her team will return to all three locations they taught in last year. The 2016 schedule is further down in this article.

31st Joe Val Festival February 12-14

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The Americans & The Secret Sisters Start 2016 at Bluegrass Underground

The Secret SistersIt's the first Bluegrass Underground of 2016, but it's a show people will be talking about long after those New Year's resolutions have been forgotten. Both acts are headed to your TV this year, as part of one of the most highly-anticipated musical events on PBS - American Epic: http://www.pbs.org/americanepic/.

The Grascals “and then there’s this…” Available Now

And Then There's ThisThey’re three-time GRAMMY® nominated, and twice named IBMA Entertainer of the Year. They’ve made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, and nationally syndicated TV shows. They are The Grascals, now in their 11th year since those early days touring with Dolly Parton, with numerous number one songs and top-charting albums to their credit. And now, a highly-anticipated new release continues their legacy as one of the most powerful and groundbreaking bands in Bluegrass. and then there’s this… is set for release from Mountain Home Music Company on January 8, 2016.

Becky Buller Headlines 2016 WoodSongs Dalton Concert Series

Becky BullerThe WoodSongs Dalton Coffee House Concert series will be percolating again in 2016. The return of the concert series will feature national and regional Americana music, providing the North Georgia area with family friendly music while benefiting Providence Ministries. The series will consist of three concerts scheduled for the last Saturday of January, February, and March 2016. The first concert will feature the award winning singer/songwriter, fiddler, clawhammer banjo picking Becky Buller with the Becky Buller Band and the highly acclaimed guitar virtuoso Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday January 30, 2016.

Dave Adkins Releases First Single from New Album

Dave AdkinsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music by Dave Adkins. "Change Her Mind" is available to radio today and is the first single from Adkins' self-titled album due for release in February 26th.

Breaking Grass adds Jody Elmore to the Band

Jody ElmoreBreaking Grass is excited to announce the addition of Jody Elmore to the band effective immediately. Jody is a multi-instrumentalist and talented lead and harmony vocalist who will be replacing Thelton Vanderford on banjo.

Circa Blue to Present Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Circa BlueMartinsburg, WV -- Circa Blue is proud to announce they will present and host the first annual Circa Blue Fest, this May 6-8, 2016. Circa Blue Fest is a three day bluegrass festival featuring some of the hottest acts in bluegrass today. This years line-up includes; Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway and more! This is an all-ages, family friendly event with kids activities, award-winning BBQ, instrument and songwriting workshops and plenty of campsite pickin'!

Frank Solivan Cooks up New Album “Family, Friends & Heroes”

Frank Solivan - Family, Friends & HeroesAustin, TX -- After a year of tours, awards, a Grammy nomination, and acclaim for Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, bandleader Frank Solivan keeps the pace with a new solo release, Family, Friends & Heroes. Available March 4, (Compass Records), the album pays homage to Solivan’s family and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes. Special guests include members of Dirty Kitchen along with Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, and others.

Monroe Crossing Returns to the Pickin' Parlor January 16

Monroe CrossingMinnesota's Premier Bluegrass & Gospel Quintet returns to the Pickin Parlor! Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Grascals New CD is The Boot's Album of the Month

And Then There's ThisNashville, TN -- Entertainment news site, The Boot, has named the latest release from The Grascals among one of the most highly anticipated albums of the new year. A reader poll to determine The Boot's first Album of the Month for 2016 pitted the multi-award-winning acoustic band against The Brothers Osborne, The Randy Rogers Band, and Hank Williams Jr., resulted in a resounding win for The Grascals with nearly 50% of the popular vote. The new album, and then there's this..., is set for release today, Friday, January 8th on the Mountain Home Music Company label.

Single Released From Upcoming Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Album

Long Neck BluesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. "Longneck Blues," featuring a duet with Ronnie Bowman, is available to radio today and is the first single from the band's upcoming album titled Poor Boy's Pleasure, due for release in May 27th.

Martin Guitars Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Iconic Martin Dreadnought

100th Anniversary of the Iconic Martin DreadnoughtNazareth, PA -- Martin Guitar (www.martinguitar.com) will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their iconic Dreadnought model (1916-2016), known worldwide as the most copied body size in the world. To launch the year-long celebration, Martin Guitar will unveil two distinctive limited edition models during the 2016 Winter NAMM Trade show in Anaheim, CA: the D-222 Anniversary Edition and D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Edition. The two limited edition models pay homage to the highly influential instrument which shaped the sound of American music.

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