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IBMA Announces Momentum Awards Finalists

Momentum AwardNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the finalists for the Momentum Awards which will be handed out at a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Wednesday, September 28, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The Momentum Awards focus on artists and industry people who are in the early stages of their bluegrass music careers. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists, while three industry awards go to a Mentor, Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

Chris Thile & Béla Fleck in Concert at Lexington Opera House

Chris Thile & Béla FleckThe Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water is excited to present the multi-Grammy Award winners Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, together onstage, same night, same ticket! Two legendary artists together in one concert setting this September 11th at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Kentucky.

New Project from Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome

A Distant HorizonThe new project from Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, A Distant Horizon was released August 26, 2016 on Union House Records to rave reviews! Jeff and the boys along with special guest and producer Wayne Taylor were at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol VA with a packed house for a live broadcast and live stream with Radio Bristol to celebrate the CD release.

Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia to Wilson Pickins BG Promotions

Randall HibbittsWilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions proudly announces the addition of Randall Hibbitts and his band, Appalachia to the agency. Randall is widely known as the former bass player for the Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, leaving just this past February to focus more of his efforts on his own band and pursuing event promotion for the James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest.

ETSU Old Time Pride Band at Historic Carter Fold Saturday

ETSU Old Time Pride BandSaturday, September 3rd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the ETSU Old Time Pride Band. The Old Time Pride Band from East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies Program is a performing student group that is based in Johnson City, Tennessee. The band is one of more than 30 student groups that are part of the bachelors degree in traditional American music at the University. The band primarily interprets and performs recorded music from the 1920s and 1930s and works to develop techniques of playing and singing that fit with that time period.

Alison Brown Releases 360 Video for “What’s Going On?”

360 Video of What's Going OnProgressive. Pioneer. Envelope pusher. CFO. These are some of the many terms that have been used to describe banjo innovator, producer and record company owner, Alison Brown. And now, she adds "early adopter" to the list with the release of a 360 video shot during recording sessions at Compass Sound Studios, home of the record label she co-founded in 1996.

The Price Sisters Self-Titled Debut Album Released

The Price SistersCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the release of The Price Sisters (REB-1860), the debut Rebel album from Sardis, Ohio twin sisters Lauren and Leanna Price. Lauren and Leanna love and play traditional bluegrass, especially that in the style of Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys, and have developed their own sound around that style. The Monroe County, Ohio, duo features Lauren on the mandolin and Leanna on fiddle.

International Bluegrass Music Museum Fall Concert Lineup

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum has annouced their fall benefit concert schedule. Money raised from this concert series help the museum continue our efforts to preserve and honor the legacy of bluegrass music including music educational programs, general museum operating expenses, the Video Oral History Project (VOHP) and artifact collection efforts. Season passes available for $104 beginning Wednesday August 24 at 10 am CST; passes include one ticket to each show in the series. If series tickets do not sell out, individual show tickets will be available within the coming weeks.

Ricky Skaggs and Sammy Shelor Join Lineup for A Show for Joe

Sammy ShelorGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

IBMA Announces Special Awards Nominees

IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for their Special Awards, honors that recognize outstanding work in categories including Broadcaster of the Year, Bluegrass Event of the Year, Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project, Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project, Print/Media Person of the Year and Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year. The Special Awards will be handed out Thursday, September 29, during a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, NC.

International Music & Entertainment Association Bluegrass Awards

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix RisingIndependent bluegrass artists were recognized the 2016 early honors award winners by the International Music and Entertainment Association. Along with the August announcement of the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association award nominees came news of this year’s Early Honors Award Winners – which were nearly a clean sweep by bluegrass artists!

Greensky Bluegrass to Release “Shouted, Written Down & Quoted”

Shouted, Written Down & Quoted" title="Shouted, Written Down & Quoted" border=0 height=200 width=204 />Kalamazoo, Michigan quintet Greensky Bluegrass announced today the release of their anticipated new album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, due out on September 23rd via the band’s own Big Blue Zoo Records/Thirty Tigers.

IBMA Announces Wide Open Bluegrass Main Stage Performance Schedule

Soggy Bottom BoysNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has released the performance schedule for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Each 11-hour day of live performances features a powerhouse line-up of artists – including IBMA Hall of Famers – playing a wide range of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive.

Cindy Baucom Launches Bluegrass Music Video Show

Cindy BaucomYadkinville, NC -- Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame member and IBMA Broadcaster of the Year, Cindy Baucom, is taking her national radio show, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass, to television this fall under the same name. During the launch, the show (produced by North Valley Media for Yadtel) will air weekly in northwest and central North Carolina on YVTV7, Surry Television, Alleghany TV and MYTV1.

Mark Whitt Releases New CD "Over You" On AirPlay Direct

Mark Whitt - Over YouAirPlay Direct is pleased to introduce you to Mark Whitt’s new CD “Over You”. Mark currently heads up Mark Whitt and The True Bluegrass Band as the lead singer and guitar player. They are a strong regional band, who focus on playing traditional bluegrass and gospel. This project, includes two of his originals, "Over You" and "I heard Sweet Music Playing. In addition to performing, Mark is dedicated to writing new material geared in the traditional style.


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