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The Boy from Valdese - A Tribute to George Shuffler

The Boy from Valdese - A Tribute to George ShufflerLong before the Old Rock School became a popular stop for Bluegrass touring artists, hardcore fans of the genre knew the small town of Valdese, NC as the home of the legendary George Shuffler. Born on April 11, 1925, Shuffler is one of the most beloved and influential sidemen of Bluegrass’ first generation. His contributions to the bluegrass music include his “walking” style of playing the bass, and even more significant, his cross-picking style of guitar playing.

MerleFest Partners with Music City Roots for Kickoff Event

Sierra HullNashville, TN -- For the second year in a row, multi-platform concert series “Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Café” partners with MerleFest for a special kickoff event prior to the North Carolina festival. Set for April 23, 2014, at 7 p.m., Nashville’s “coolest show” will devote an evening to some of the talent appearing at the 27th annual MerleFest.

New Outlook Releases 2nd Album "In The Shadows"

In The ShadowsNew Outlook is proud to announce the release of their second album In The Shadows. The long awaited , all gospel project will be available April 11, 2014 to the public in a variety of avenues, including www.newoutlookbluegrass.com, I Tunes, Amazon and many more online digital stores.

The Roys Added to Country Music Cruise

The RoysFt. Lauderdale, FL -- Back by popular demand, one of today’s top young bluegrass artists, The Roys, will once again be sailing on the Country Music Cruise. The Roys immediately captured the hearts of fans onboard January’s ship with impeccable musicianship, a deep appreciation of the roots of Bluegrass, and a timeless family harmony sound and were quickly asked to return when the Country Music Cruise sails again in January 2015.

Raymond McLain at Carter Fold April 5th

Raymond McLainHiltons, VA -- Raymond McLain has been performing at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974 – first with his family, the McLain Family Band – and later with ETSU when he was head of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music program. Raymond is currently the Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University. He also performs, produces, and records. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond McLain and the Morehead State University Traditional Music Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Digital Only Release of New Detour Album Going Nowhere Fast

 Going Nowhere FastWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records will soon release the brand new, highly anticipated album Going Nowhere Fast by Michigan's popular bluegrass band, Detour. With an almost magical buzz surrounding this band for the past 2 years as a special to fans, Mountain Fever is releasing a full album digital download starting today. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and dozens of other outlets.

New Bluegrass Music From Becky Buller

Becky Buller-Tween Earth and SkyJoelton, TN -- In an effort to brighten up your weekend, Dark Shadow Recording announces the debut single, “Nothin’ To You,” from Becky Buller’s forthcoming album ‘Tween Earth And Sky available for download and airplay worldwide Friday, March 28, 2014. Penned by Buller, “Nothin’ To You” is everything you’ve come to love in a bluegrass song: lovelorn lyrics set to a lightening fast melody with high, high harmony and banjo, banjo, banjo!

Ricky Skaggs, Larry Gatlin and Mike Huckabee Talk Israel

Ricky Skaggs and Larry GatlinNashville, TN -- This weekend on the Fox News Channel's America's News HQ, bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs and country music legent Larry Gatlin, as well as Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, will appear to discuss their recent trip to Israel.

Playing On The Planet Invites You to Preview New Album

Fletcher Bright and Lisa JacobiIn a generous move this week, Playing On The Planet has offered ALL the songs on its new album as FREE digital downloads via their website at http://PlayingOnThePlanet.com. The free downloads will go away the moment the physical CDs are made available in April, so you’ll want to jump on this. The band asks that radio programmers who prefer digital downloads to hold off until mid-April when the new album will be made available through Airplay Direct.

Monroeville Can't Be Put Out with Latest Album

 Can't Put Me OutMonroeville Records is proud to announce that industry veterans and fan-favorites Matt Munsey and Monroeville have completed work on their first full-length project entitled Can't Put Me Out scheduled for release April 1st. In an unprecedented move, they have released the entire album for streaming one week ahead of the album's release date and it can be heard in it's entirery (see below). Can't Put Me Out, is personal - and personifies Monroeville's ability to keep moving forward, despite heartbreak or obstacles. It's a project that showcases their true uniqueness.

Former Hee Haw Star Roni Stoneman To Perform On OC Stage

Roni StonemanHee Haw Star and Country Music Hall Of Fame member Roni Stoneman has announced that she will bring her Music Valley Band for a performance in West Ocean City as part of her ongoing National Tour Schedule. After playing for over 20 years on the hit television show Hee Haw alongside Roy Clark, Grandpa Jones and Stringbean, Stoneman is recognized among her peers in the music industry as The First Lady Of Banjo. She had been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame many years ago as part of the legendary ‘Stoneman Family’.

Crosspoint On The Rise With New Single "Going Home"

CrosspointNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the release of the single “Going Home” from Bluegrass Gospel band Crosspoint. Hailing from Southeast Kentucky / East Tennesse and formed in 2008 Crosspoint will make their album debut on Rural Rhythm Christian with the release of their album We’re Gonna Rise releasing on May 13th. Produced by acclaimed bluegrass artist Steve Gulley and recorded at the Curve Studio in Cumberland Gap Tennessee, We’re Gonna Rise is the real deal as it goes for authentic, inspirational and fresh bluegrass gospel music.

Grascals Headline Spring Bluegrass Festival This Weekend

The Grascals 10th AnniversaryGrammy-Nominated Bluegrass Band The Grascals will headline the Sertoma Youth Ranch Spring Festival this weekend in Brooksville, Florida, near Tampa. The four-day long festival which begins today, March 26, and runs through Sunday, is a fundraiser for the Sertoma Youth Ranch, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a rustic, outdoor recreational area for the children of Florida.

Donna Ulisse on RFD-TV's Simply Bluegrass this Weekend!

Donna Ulisse and the Gibson BrothersSinger songwriter Donna Ulisse can be seen this weekend on RFD-TV's Country Family Reunion-Simply Bluegrass by tuning in on Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Saturday morning March 29 at 6:00 a.m. Donna was honored to have been a part of the special which was taped in the fall of 2013 and was truly an all-star lineup of guests.

Here Come Feller and Hill...Again!

Feller & Hill AgainNashville, TN -- Feller and Hill are proud to announce the release of their second album, on the Blue Circle Record Label, titled Here Come Feller and Hill....Again!!!. Following the success of their debut album, Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, the new album promises to have the same focus on vintage harmonies, instrumentation, and quality songwriting that this dynamic duo is becoming known for, in the bluegrass community and beyond.

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