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Dave Adkins' Tops Charts with "Pike County Jail"

Dave AdkinsNashville, TN -- Dave Adkins has not only been gaining attention for his powerful live performances and one of a kind lead vocals, but he's also acheiving great chart success with numerous tracks from his Mountain Fever Records' album, Nothing To Lose. "Pike County Jail" was the biggest chart mover on this month’s Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song chart climbing to #19 from its debut at #30 last month. The album moved up on the magazine’s Top 15 Album chart to #12 from its debut at #15 last month.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Score #1 Single

That's KentuckyNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have reason to celebrate as their latest single "That's Kentucky," a song penned by Tom T. and Dixie Hall along with Troy Engle, tops the Bluegrass Unlimited national single charts for July 2014. This marks the second time that Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have reached the top spot on the national chart, their first being "A Light in the Window Again" which topped the chart in September of 2012.

Nu-Blu Going All The Way with New Album Due Sept 16

Nu-BluSiler City, NC -- Nu-Blu, the fastest rising act in bluegrass music, is gearing up to release their forthcoming Rural Rhythm Records album, All The Way, on September 16. The new music will serve as the follow-up to their last album, “Ten,” which coincided with the foursome’s musical journey as a band for a full decade.

Douglas, Ickes, and Auldridge: "Three Bells" Album Due Sept 16

Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas, Rob IckesNashville, TN -- Three Bells will be released by Rounder on September 16, 2014. The album, a historic collaboration between fellow Dobro masters Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, and Rob Ickes, marks a personally-charged landmark in all three gentlemen’s expansive bodies of work. In addition to marking the three musicians' first work together since 1994's Grammy-winning The Great Dobro Sessions, Three Bells features the final recordings of Douglas' and Ickes’ longtime friend and mentor Auldridge, who passed away on December 28, 2012, shortly after the recording sessions were completed.
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Bluegrass Artist Jeff Brown Honored as Kentucky Colonel

Jeff Brown-Kentucky Colonel HonorsJeff Brown & Still Lonesome’s very own Jeff Brown was recognized and honored for his long standing contributions on Saturday. Jeffrey was commissioned as an honorary Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steven L. Beshear. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels does not appoint or commission Kentucky Colonels; that can only be done by the sitting Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The name “Kentucky Colonel” has become synonymous with strength of character, leadership and dedication to the welfare of others.

Dolly Parton Receives 100-Million Albums Sold Award

Dolly Parton 100-Million Sold AwardSomerset, UK -- The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, receives, yet, another accolade for RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide. While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans. During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Radio’s Lauren Laverne introduced CTK Management CEO and Dolly Records President Danny Nozell and Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis who made the special plaque presentation which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide.

New Album of Heartfelt Bluegrass from Missy Werner

Turn This Heart AroundTurn This Heart Around is not just about family, or tradition, or even great music, though it is certainly all of those things and more. It is bluegrass at its core, always teaching, always learning, always sharing. It’s a father’s confidence that his daughter can learn on the fly. Turn This Heart Around is no album of covers, but rather the fruit of a community ideology of bluegrass music that reaches back many years, as vibrant today as it’s ever been, and Missy Werner’s voice owns every word and commands every note on this album. This is what she was raised to know and love. Missy is joined by special guests Sierra Hull, Sarah Siskind, Megan McCormick, Larry Cordle, and more. Songwriters on the project include Gretchen Peters, Bob Morrison, Paula Breedlove, Sarah Siskind, Eric Gibson, and others.

Grayson Highlands Band Plays Carter Family Fold Saturday

Grayson Highlands BandThe Grayson Highlands Band, from the Jefferson, North Carolina area, plays a variety of old time music, ranging from rousing fiddle tunes to traditional songs and ballads. They are regulars at the Christmas in July Festival, the Albert Hash Festival, the Rugby Fall Festival, the Greater Lansing Area Festival, and the Wayne Henderson Festival. They have also been the guest band on the Gary Poe Live radio show several times, and have won numerous awards at regional fiddlers’ conventions. Saturday, July 5th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Grayson Highlands Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Doyle Lawson & Del McCoury Hall of Fame Plaques Unveiled

Doyle Lawson, Del McCoury Hall of Fame 2014Owensboro, KY -- Award winning bluegrass music artists and Hall of Fame inductees Doyle Lawson (2012) and Del McCoury (2011) had their Hall of Fame plaques unveiled at this year's ROMP festival. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has a committee that selects the inductees for each year. The two artists saw their Hall of Fame Plaques unveiled between sets at ROMP Fest in Owensboro this past Thursday. Both the Del McCoury Band and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed during ROMP on Thursday. The plaque unveiling is a major tribute to these Hall of Fame Inductees.

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival: 2 Days of Family Fun

Chris Jones and The Night DriversFrankfort, IL -- The sound of bluegrass music and the sight of people having fun will be the scene in historic Frankfort, Illinois, the weekend of July 12 and 13. The 4th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival will take place downtown with fun for the whole family. The free, two day event will feature national, regional, and local bluegrass bands with activities, jamming, crafts, and vendors on Breidert Green (located at Kansas and Oak Streets), surrounded by a town square filled with shops, restaurants, and a children’s museum. This is a family event that offers something for everyone at a price everyone can afford!

Ticket Presale for Dailey & Vincent Live Public Television Special

Dailey & VincentThe exclusive presale for our September 13, 2014 LIVE recorded event begins today for D&V fans! To secure your seats at Dailey & Vincent's first ever LIVE recorded CD/DVD/Public Television Concert Special at the Hylton Center in Manassas, VA, follow the link below, using the code for exclusive presale access. The presale will run until June 30th, and will be made available to the public July 1st. We hope to see all of you there to share this truly special moment with us! Click Here to purchase tickets now. The presale code is D&VFAN. Tickets will probably sell quickly due to the popularity of this bluegrass act.

Last Chance for Advance Grey Fox Tix to See Nickel Creek, Del & More

Gray FoxHowdy, Bluegrass Lovers! This is the last chance to grab advance tickets to see 40+ incredible bands including Nickel Creek, Del McCoury Band and more. There are also the must-see workshops, emerging artist showcases, kids activities, and way more! Advance ticket sales ends Monday, June 30th! Only 4000 Camping Tickets Sold. Don't Miss Out! border=0 height=200 width=200 /

Sarah Jarosz to Appear at Vail Bluegrass Series Aug 13

Sarah JaroszVail, CO -- Sarah Jarosz is a 23-year-old, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Wimberley, TX, just outside Austin. An Evening With Sarah Jarosz takes place August 13, 2014 at the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, Colorado. A recent honors graduate from the prestigious New England Conservatory, she released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, for Sugar Hill Records in September 2013. The album quickly garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song, adding to her earlier nomination for her song “Mansinneedof” from her debut album Song Up In Her Head. Jarosz has also been nominated for Americana Music Association Awards for New/Emerging Artist of the Year (2010), Instrumentalist of the Year (2011) and Song of the Year (2012).

Rhonda Vincent Writes Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Theme Song

Rhonda VincentRoanoke Island, NC -- Rhonda Vincent has written, Bluegrass Island, as a theme song for the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, sponsored by PNC Bank and Bollie Lee Jarratt Jr. CPA. The song, written especially for the event, is a tribute to the distinct entities that have garnered the OBX Bluegrass Festival national recognition, including the Island venue and BoomGrass fireworks show.

Balsam Range's FIVE Debuts at #4 on Billboard Charts

FiveNashville, TN -- Current title holders for IBMA Album of the Year, Balsam Range's fifth studio album Five debuted at number four on Billboard's Bluegrass Album chart this week. Five was released on June 17th and has only been available for a little over a week.

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