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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!

IBMA World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase Deadline March 31

IBMA Songwriter ShowcaseNashville, TN -- The IBMA wants to hear your songs! Be a part of the Songwriter Showcase on September 29th at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. You never know where it might lead for your songs and songwriting opportunities. Just ask IBMA songwriter Steve Bonafel, who recently won the award for Song of the Year at the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) convention in Nashville, Tennessee, for his song, “The Last Parade.”

Rebel Records Signs Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to Label

Mickey Galyean & Cullen's BridgeCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the signing of Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to its roster. Hailing from the musically rich area of Lowgap, North Carolina, the group plays traditional bluegrass at its finest. The band recently finished recording its debut album for Rebel, My Daddy's Grass, which is due out later this summer.

Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive's Latest Single Cruises Up Charts

To Be a Kid AgainNashville, Tenn., (March 23, 2016)—Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive’s recently released single, “I Think I’ll Let You Drive,” has continued its climb on Singing News magazine's Bluegrass chart this month, cruising up to the #5 position (May) after entering the chart at #7 for April. Written by Steve Gulley, the latest track is one of many songs from the 12-song, self-titled album that has found its way onto a variety of charts.

The Film, “The Winding Stream,” at Snowy Owl Theater This Evening

The Winding StreamThe Carters, the Cashes and the course of country music, The Winding Stream tells the saga of the family at the heart of country music. With special guest, filmmaker Beth Harrington, plus a special musical appearance by Chuck Egner and Friends! There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia.

Initial "Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman" Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2015Nashville, TN -- Designated by the State of Tennessee has the Birthplace of Bluegrass, the Ryman keeps the tradition going with the annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. This year the series will feature Vince Gill June 23, Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman) June 30, Greensky Bluegrass July 7 and The SteelDrivers July 21. Showcasing the very best in Bluegrass, the series runs Thursdays from June 23 to July 28.

Bluegrass Jam's Fundraising Total Exceeds $200,000

Bluegrass Marathon JamNeil Hamrick's eyes glistened with tears as he was presented the Maryland Distinguished Citizen Proclamation by Gov. Larry Hogan's Deputy Press Secretary Lorena Rivera. A letter sent to the Governor and County Executive's offices describes Hamrick as "a selfless individual who works tirelessly behind the scenes and in front for the Fisher House organization." The presentation was made during Hamrick's 7th Annual Bluegrass Marathon Jam on Feb. 27, proclaimed "Neil Hamrick Day" by Hogan. Representatives from the County Executive's Office, Knights of Columbus and Fisher House Foundation were also in attendance and acknowledged Hamrick's contributions.

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