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Bluegrass & Old Time on March 7th Song of the Mountains

Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersMarion, VA -- A mix of Bluegrass and Old Time Music will be featured on the March 7th concert taping of Song of the Mountains at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers along with the young Annabelle Watts will provide lots of toe tapping bluegrass and the Wayfarers along with the Hogslop String Band. Rounding out the concert will be the fantastic Americana Music of CharlyHorse from North Carolina.

Springfield Exit to Celebrate New Album at Bluegrass in the Ballroom

Springfield Exit: That Was Then Winchester, VA -- Springfield Exit will celebrate their new album That Was Then at Bluegrass in the Ballroom at The George Washington Hotel located at 103 East Piccadilly Street in Winchester, Virginia on Thursday, February 19. Doors open at 6:30 pm, dinner will be served from 6:30-7:45 pm, and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. Admission and Dinner tickets are $20.00. For more information, please call (540) 678-4700.

The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band at Lucketts Saturday

Lucketts BluegrassThe Country Gentlemen Tribute Band would like to announce that they will be performing at the Lucketts Bluegrass Music Series, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, VA 20176, Sat., Feb. 21, 2015. Show time: 7:00 pm. There will light food and drink available. For more info, please call 703-771-5281 or do visit their website at www.LuckettsBluegrass.com

Inaugural Hazel Dickens Song Contest Winners Announced

Hazel DickensIn a special announcement from the DC Bluegrass Union, the Union offers congratulations to all the winners and a very appreciative "Thank you!" to all who entered the contest. There were 81 songs submitted by 45 different songwriters. The association was glad to be part of such a creative community.

Stars Come Out to Celebrate Dr. Ralph Stanley's 88th Birthday

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center will be hosting their annual fundraiser on February 21st to celebrate trailblazing legend Dr. Ralph Stanley's 88th birthday. The star-studded event will feature performances from Country mainstay Lee Ann Womack, Bluegrass prodigy Nathan Stanley, rising stars Virginia Whirlwind and more. The annual event will take place at The Holiday Inn in Bristol, VA. You can learn more about the event and the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center HERE.

Hill Yeah! The Hillwilliams Bluegrass Band

Hill Yeah!Portland, OR -- The sound of Portland based band, The Hillwilliams new album, Hill Yeah! starts with the hard driving sound of traditional bluergrass music, mixes in a bit of gypsy jazz and Dawg music, a couple of waltzes, some sweet three-part harmony singing, hot soloing throughout and ends up delivering a unique and satisfying blend of string band music.

Appalachian Trail Leads to Carter Fold Saturday

Appalachian Trail BandHiltons, VA -- Appalachian Trail is a union of seasoned and innovative singers, songwriters, and musicians who are breaking new ground in the bluegrass arena. Ireland, Scotland, England, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Holland, and Switzerland are some of the countries that have hosted the talents of the individuals in this band, as well as coast-to-coast here at home. Formed in 1984, the band combines strong lead vocals, tight harmonies, and distinctive picking. Saturday, February 21st, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of traditional bluegrass music by Appalachian Trail. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Tim Stafford Wins SPBGMA Award - Blue Highway to Perform National Anthem

Tim StaffordNashville, TN -- Blue Highway's Tim Stafford was named Guitar Player of the Year at the 41st Annual SPBGMA Awards held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sunday night in Nashville. The award marks two Guitar Player of the Year honors for Stafford and a total of six cumulative SPBGMA honors for Blue Highway. The honor comes on the heels of Stafford earning the 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year Award last October in Raleigh.

Dust-to-Digital to Release Ola Belle Reed Book/CD Combination

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineOne of the more interesting record labels for older music with a unique twist has always been Dust-to-Digital. The label has just announced their Book and CD media package Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line. This latest collection by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy and Douglas Dowling Peach should be a welcome addition to those who cherish the traditional mountain music of the past.

New Gibson Brothers "Brotherhood" CD and Contest

 BrotherhoodComing February 24th will be the latest album from bluegrass music favorites, The Gibson Brothers. Their newest album, Brotherhood is accompanied with a Deering Banjo contest. To celebrate the upcoming release of The Gibson Brothers’ new album Brotherhood, Paste is partnering with Rounder Records and Deering Banjos to give away a custom banjo valued at $749.

AirPlay Direct Continues As Year Round Sponsor Of IBMA

AirPlay Direct and IBMAAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that their relationship continues to grow and evolve every year with IBMA… and this year is no exception. AirPlay Direct’s year-round sponsor relationship with IBMA will continue through 2015, with tangible benefits for IBMA Business Conference attendees and IBMA members.

Gold Heart Signs with Mountain Fever Records

Gold Heart with Mark Hodges courtesy East Public RelationsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed Gold Heart to their label. The sister-trio's first single from their upcoming album will be released in early Spring. Gold Heart, featuring the Gold sisters Tori (mandolin), Jocey (guitar), and Shelby (fiddle) have been touring world wide and astounding audiences with their fun personalities, intense harmonies and brilliant musicianship since 2005. With nearly ten years on the bluegrass scene, hundreds of live performances and now four albums under their belt, Gold Heart is elated to join Mountain Fever Records. Of the trio, Keith Lawrence of Bluegrass Notes stated, "If angels sing bluegrass, this is what it sounds like."

Darrell Scott Announces Four-Day Songwriting Workshop

Darrell ScottNashville, TN -- SongFood is pleased to announce a Songwriting INTENSIVE, led by Darrell Scott, to be held at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN from May 25-28, 2015! Get ready for 4 full days of instruction and guidance to songwriting led by Grammy Award nominee Darrell Scott. Immerse yourself in the vibrant setting and vibe that Music City (Nashville) has to offer while you discover the spiritual concepts that fire the creativity behind songs. Greenhorn or seasoned pro, this workshop is for you!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Glen Harlow Band at the Fold

Glen HarlowGlen Harlow has been singing and playing music since early childhood, learning to sing gospel music from his mother and father. He is a studio musician and a veteran of many Mountain Empire bluegrass and acoustic groups. Joining Glen will be a great lineup of accomplished and award-winning area musicians. Glen Rose, from Jonesboro, Tennessee, will be playing banjo. Rick Barker, from Mendota, Virginia, will be playing guitar and doing vocals. Kevin Jackson, from nearby Bristol, Virginia, is well-known to Carter Fold audiences as one of the finest fiddle players in our region. Kevin will be doing vocals and playing the fiddle. Mitchell Bentley, from Coeburn, Virginia, will be singing and playing the upright bass. The group will be doing old time and bluegrass instrumental favorites as well as traditional and progressive standards.

Nu-Blu Making Bluegrass Blue with Latest Track

Nu-Blu Bluegrass BandNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu, the bluegrass band who has been sweeping the nation, kicked off 2015 on a high note, playing several major cities and performing at the 113th edition of The NAMM SHOW, the annual music products convention staged by the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, California. Keeping the momentum going, the band's latest track "That's What Makes the Bluegrass Blue," which features fellow Bluegrass favorite Rhonda Vincent, has been climbing the charts. In addition to debuting at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay Chart, the track has hit #1 on Sirius XM's Bluegrass Junction Most-Played Tracks for the month of February. Radio can download the track, along with Nu-Blu's latest album All The Way, HERE.

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