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Lonesome River Band Returns to Host RudyFest

Lonesome River BandGrayson, KY -- Lonesome River Band returns to Grayson, Kentucky this weekend to host RudyFest at Carter County Fairgrounds. The band will also be celebrating their new album Mayhayley’s House releasing Friday on Mountain Home Music Co. The album is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, LonesomeRiverBand.com and many more outlets.

The New Millenium - When Technology Replaced Talent

Modern Recording StudioToday, one cannot possibly record a typical album without tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, gadgets, pedals, auto-tune and a myriad of other technologies. Mixing boards consisting of various filters, equalizers, 128 or more channels all feeding digital recorders with the same number of channels. Artists and musicians can be recording each of their respective parts individually -- often in different recording studios and even hundreds of miles apart. That is the evolution of the music that has taken place during the past quarter century.

New Video Release from Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry

Georgia MaplePinecastle Records and Bluegrass Preservation are proud to bring you this brand new video release featuring the hit song "Dreaming Enough To Get Me By", from Edgar Loudermilk's album, Georgia Maple. The video was filmed on location with the band, by videographer, Mike Bullard, in the hills of Northeast Georgia, above the breathtaking Tallulah Gorge.

Dailey & Vincent's LandFest Announces WSM Media Partnership

LandFest in the MountainsHiawassee, GA -- Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent are gearing up to host their upcoming festival, Dailey & Vincent: LandFest in the Mountains, taking place in Hiawassee, Georgia Sept. 14-16, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms®. The award-winning duo and WSM are pleased to announce that legendary radio station 650 AM WSM has just joined as a media partner for the highly anticipated event.

Shawn & Gracie Lane to Co-Headline Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival

Shawn & Gracie LaneTyner, KY -- Shawn Lane of award-winning super group Blue Highway and his wife Gracie will co-headline the 21st Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 16, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. Shawn & Gracie Lane will co-headline the festival with Hall of Fame legend Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers for their first official performance on Friday, June 16.

New Single and Band Name From Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band

Small Town LifeWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is excited to announce a new song from Summer Brooke and The Mountain Faith Band is available to radio today. "Umbrella" is the first single from the upcoming album, Small Town Life, due for release this summer. Consumers may purchase "Umbrella" and pre-order the album next week.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Host 28th IBMA Awards Show

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Host 28th IBMA Awards ShowNashville, TN -- 16-time Grammy-winning banjoist Béla Fleck and old-time-meets-Far-East banjoist Abigail Washburn will host the IBMA's 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show on Thursday, September 28 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. It's the biggest night in bluegrass! The International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledge the year’s outstanding achievements, honor new Hall of Fame inductees, and wave the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Valerie Smith launches Bell Buckle Radio

Valerie Smith border=0 height=200 width=271 />Valerie Smith has created a new radio station, Bell Buckle Radio, that features a variety of music (bluegrass, folk, gospel, country, and Americana). The station can be found at BellBuckleRadio.com and provides a home to her music as well as many other great recordings from a variety of artists. Some of the music is homegrown in Bell Buckle and the station carries the spirit that the town has always held, "Dare to be Different" (and have fun doing it)!

Jerry Douglas Inks Artist Endorsement Deal with AirPlay Direct

Jerry DouglasAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that Rounder Records award winning recording artist Jerry Douglas has recently inked an AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsement Deal. Called "dobro's matchless contemporary master," by The New York Times, fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas' distinctive sound graces more than 1,500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Clinch Mountain Music Festival Concerts at the Carter Fold

Rob Ickes & Trey HensleyHiltons, VA -- Clinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its 12th annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17, 2017. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its' music. Admission to the festival's shows at the Fold is $10 for each concert, $2 for children 6-11, and under 6 free. Doors at the Carter Fold open at 6 p.m., and the shows kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Ryman Unveils Statues of Bill Monroe & Little Jimmy Dickens

Bill Monroe StatueNashville, TN -- Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe and Ryman icon and country star Little Jimmy Dickens at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Estate Of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership Of Prized Possessions

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. Regarded as the man who started the format, Monroe joined the WSM Grand Ole Opry in 1939, and was a member for almost six decades – until his passing in September 1996. One of the few members of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Monroe’s musical legacy included legendary stints on Columbia Records and MCA / Decca, with whom he was associated for forty years. Monroe cast a shadow over music by influencing a wide variety of musical artists.

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold Saturday

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Concert admission is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Tennessee State Senate Honors Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent in Tennessee SenateNashville, TN -- American music duo Dailey & Vincent are continuing the celebration of their 10-year anniversary and induction as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a recent honor on the floor of the Tennessee Senate Capitol Building during the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sponsored Senate Resolution 132, which honors the group for their many contributions to the country and state.

Legendary Clawhammer Banjo Stylist James Watson Dies

James Watson and Grandpa JoneFolk musician James Watson, 81, of Roanoke, Ala., died June 1, 2017 at his home from pulmonary heart disease and complications of type II diabetes, according to a family representative. Watson, a clawhammer banjo stylist, appeared multiple times at America's National Folk Festival, National Black Arts Festival, 1982 World's Fair, 1996 Olympics, colleges, numerous bluegrass festivals and folk festivals. He was often seen on PBS in shows such as "Tonight at Ferlinghettis" and the Alan Lomax production "The Appalachian Journey."

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