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Radio Bristol Presents Farm & Fun Time

Foghorn StringbandBristol, TN/VA -- During the Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum the Birthplace of Country Music revived the old WCYB Farm & Family Fun Time radio show before a live audience. Now, Radio Bristol revisits the live music radio hour with one of old-time music’s most amazing acts, the Foghorn Stringband, along with Bill & the Belles and Corbin Hayslett.

Ronnie Reno Releases his Next Single to Radio

 Lessons LearnedNashville, TN -- Fresh from another successful RenoFest and his induction into SPBGMA’s Preservation Hall of Greats, Bluegrass legend and TV host, Ronnie Reno, is excited about the release of his latest single, “Sweet Rosa Lee,” from his album, Lessons Learned, on Rural Rhythm Records. Tagged by Bluegrass Today as one of the albums’ “standouts for traditional Bluegrass fans,” this grassy, uptempo love song, ripe with instrumental rides and classically designed lyrics, will be included on Rural Rhythm’s Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks – 2016 (No. 1.), delivered to Bluegrass radio on a Radio CD this week, as well as made available to programmers via AirPlay Direct.

SongFarmers, Front Porches, Love ... and iPhones

The SongFarmer AlbumLexington, KY -- It’s a new idea for a music business that has changed so much that, frankly, it was inevitable ... but folksinger Michael Johnathon has released the very first national album recorded entirely on an iPhone.

Zack Autry Endorsed by Acclaimed Georgian Master Luthier Randy Wood

Zack Autry with Randy WoodEvery young professional musician hopes for a moment in their career when a personal feeling of accomplishment from something so unexpected, will seem to justify all of the hard work that is put into the craft day in and day out. That’s howZack Autry felt when Randy Wood handed him one of his custom crafted mandolins following his show with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, on March 19. He was shocked, incredibly happy, proud, and grateful.

New Music from Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

Aim HighNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle have been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album a little more than a year ago. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album with several songs still on the charts. Now a new chapter in the fast moving story of Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle begins with the first single “Aim High” being released today from their upcoming second album scheduled for release in July.

Volume Five's Single "I Am A Drifter" Available to Radio

DrifterWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce "I Am A Drifter," a new single from Volume Five is available to radio and consumers today! Volume Five's new album, Drifter, will be released June 24th.

IBMA Graduates Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2016

Leadership Bluegrass 2016Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is pleased to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2016. Leadership Bluegrass, held annually since 2000, is an intensive, highly-focused three-day program in which leaders and emerging leaders of the bluegrass community come together to discuss the victories and challenges facing the bluegrass music industry today, and to strategize for the future. The tightly-contested seats were awarded to 26 participants from 14 states, who were chosen by a selection committee from a pool of 62 applicants.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice "Poor Boy's Pleasure" Out May 27th!

Poor Boy's PleasureWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Poor Boy's Pleasure is available for pre-order now and will be available everywhere May 27th!

"It's About Tyme" Tops National Chart for 5th Consecutive Month

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutCumming, GA -- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, who will celebrate their 25th anniversary as one of bluegrass music's most iconic, ground-breaking bands, are setting records with their self-produced album, It's About Tyme. In April, the album claims the #1 spot on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums chart again, making this their FIFTH consecutive month at top. Additionally, the band celebrates a second consecutive month at #1 on the National Survery's Top 30 Songs chart with "Brown County Red" at #1 in March and "I'm Leaving You And Fort Worth Too" reaching #1 in April.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Rambler with The Isaacs "Share the Link, Share the Love"

Joe Mullins & the Radio Rambler with The IsaacsXenia, Ohio -- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are very proud to announce "Share the Link, Share the Love," featuring a video performance of the original version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Isaacs, and benefiting World Vision.

Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer Pickin' at Carter Fold Saturday

Larry Sigmon and Martha SpenceHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. If you ever saw Larry Sigmon and the Unique Sound of the Mountains, you know the sound was unlike anything you ever heard before. Over the course of more than ten albums and several years of performing, Larry Sigmon and his late partner Barbara Poole continuously brought the house down with a variety of fast-paced mountain music tunes fueled by Sigmon’s high-speed claw hammer banjo picking and Poole’s infectious “heartbeat” bass plucking. While there were several groups out there that could get you onto the dance floor, no old time band could wear out your clogging shoes faster than the Unique Sound of the Mountains.

Jeff White Releases “Right Beside You”

Right Beside YouNashville, TN -- The term, "highly anticipated" is tossed around often in music press, but it can't begin to describe the excitement among true music insiders surrounding the release of Right Beside You, the new album from Jeff White.

Radio Bristol Premieres Presents Sierra Hull May 5

Sierra HullBristol, TN/VA -- Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience, as well as a live broadcast and webcast on Radio Bristol. In this show, the talented Sierra Hull will perform from her new album, Weighted Mind. The performance takes place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. Doors open at 6:30 PM May 5th and tickets are just $35 per person.

New Instrumental Album from Section House Released

Section House - A Collection of InstrumentalsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is available everywhere today. Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is an offering from an exceptional group of super-pickers who, despite being relatively young in age, have already become household names among the who's who of bluegrass musicians. Section House includes Aaron Ramsey (mandolin), Bryan McDowell (fiddle), Cory Walker (banjo), Jake Stargell (guitar), and Jeff Partin (bass and resophonic guitar). While the music could certainly stand on its own, the album artwork offers a unique twist on the status quo, having been created by renowned comic artist, Marlin Shoop.

Frank Solivan Cooking Up More Than Bluegrass at BCMM April 23

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenBristol, TN/VA -- Frank Solivan loves good food and good bluegrass. April 23 he's throwing both ingredients into the mix in celebration of his new solo album release Family, Friends & Heroes at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM). The event is called Frank Solivan's Dirty Kitchen Experience, and not only is Frank cooking up some amazing bluegrass, he's making dinner!

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