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New Music from The Snyder Family Band Due March 17th

Snyder Family BandNashville, TN -- Traditional music is always changing like a mighty river fed by water from many sources. The change is constant and fed by innovation. Often stirring up the waters are young players like Samantha and Zeb of The Snyder Family Band.

Marathon Jam at Chapel Hill – Feb 28

Marathon Jam at Chapel HillOnce again we welcome Marathon Jam at Chapel Hill founder John Santa and his fellow Marathon Jammers as they play music for 12 straight hours to raise money to support the families of injured soldiers at the American Legion. This annual event just keeps getting bigger, better and more support. Last year's Chapel Hill 2014 Marathon Jam raised $18,000 for the Ft Bragg Fisher House.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers - Ain't Love Grand

Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersAward-winning bluegrass group Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers’ next appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage will be this Valentine's Saturday night, February 14th. Immediately following the Opry, Joe and the Radio Ramblers will participate in an In-Store Appearance where they will sign copies of their latest CD, Another Day From Life, in the Opry Shop. For tickets visit www.opry.com or call the Opry box office at 1-800-SEE OPRY.

Becky Buller and Butch Ross at WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Jan 31

Becky Buller. Photo by Glenn SweitzerThe WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries. The first concert is scheduled for Saturday January 31, 2015. Appearing will be the award-winning Becky Buller, an acoustic bluegrass Americana singer songwriter and Butch Ross, talented multi-instrumentalist and singer.

Country Gent Bill Yates has Died

Bill YatesOne of bluegrass music's favorite artists, Bill Yates, 78, passed away yesterday after being hospitalized earlier. One says a bulb burns brightest before it goes out and this was the casee with Bill Yates. After being hospitalized for bleeding on the brain, it looked yesterday that his condition was improving. That prognosis did not continue and he passed away Monday. Yates had performed with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe and the King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin.

"Too Late for Goodbyes" New Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Single

On Down the LineCharlestown, IN -- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper announce a new single from their latest album, On Down the Line. "Too Late for Goodbyes" is a hard-driving bluegrass take on the Julian Lennon hit from 1984. Propelled by instrumental trades between banjo player Glenn Gibson and Cleveland, the bluegrass version is an unexpected twist on what was originally a rock song steeped in the electronic synth sounds of the era.

International Bluegrass Music Museum Begins Executive Director Search

International Bluegrass Music MuseumThe International Bluegrass Music Museum's board of trustees announced in December that Gabrielle M. Gray, the museum's chief executive, would be ending her exceptional 12-year tenure as the museum's creative leader and retires as executive director. Carly Smith has been acting as the museum's interim director. The Museum has officially commenced their search for a new Executive Director to carry on the tradition and lead the museum on the next page of its journey.

19th Dahlonega's Bear Festival Lineup Announced

Bear on the Square"I'm very excited about the bands performing on the Bear Main Stage this year. Our concerts will feature both the 2012 and 2013 Telluride Band Contest winners, as well as a number of new musicians and old favorites," said Glenda Pender, president of Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which will take place in Dahlonega the weekend of April 18-19. Pender also does the booking for the Main Stage concerts at the yearly event.

Boston Bluegrass Union Announces 2015 Heritage Awards

Boston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented each year by the BBU to honor artists and those working behind the scenes that have made substantial contributions to furthering bluegrass music in New England and beyond. The awards will be presented during the 30th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, MA.

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee Awarded Best Northern California Bluegrass Band

The Tuttles with A.J. LeeThe popular family act The Tuttles With A. J. Lee returned to the winner’s circle, claiming another title as best bluegrass band in the Northern California Bluegrass Awards held in Redwood City on January 24, 2015. Jack Tuttle won for best fiddle player, Michael Tuttle for best mandolin player, and A. J. Lee as best female vocalist. The Tuttle family is from Palo Alto and Lee is from Tracy.

25 Year Old Sapling Grove Band Play Bluegrass at Carter Fold Saturday

Sapling Grove at BristolHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 31st, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Sapling Grove Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Phil Leadbetter Celebrates "The Next Move" and Kicking Cancer Again

Phil LeadbetterNashville, TN -- It’s early in the year, but already a championship season for Pinecastle Records artist, Phil Leadbetter. On the heels of his win as Dobro Player of the Year honor at the IBMA Awards, Phil has received a nomination in the annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards, again for his instrumental prowess as Dobro Performer. The 41st SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Winners will be selected by a vote on SPBGMA convention attendees.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Start 2015 with 12 SPBGMA Nominations

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fan-favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are up for 12 nominations at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) convention. Set to take place February 5-8 in Nashville, SPBGMA is celebrating its 41st annual convention. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road will be performing during the Friday, Jan 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 Bluegrass showcases.

Mountain Home Music Co Artists Receive SPBGMA Award Nominations

 Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson, Flatt Lonesome, The GrascalsNashville, TN --- Mountain Home Music Company congratulates label artists who received award nominations this week for the 41st annual Bluegrass Music Awards by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, (SPBGMA). SPBGMA awards will be selected by a vote by attendees during the SPBGMA convention, slated for February 5-8 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville. Winners will be announced during an awards show starting at 6:30 p.m. on February 8th.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage Pick Up Five SPBGMA Nominations

 Only MeNashville, TN -- The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) reigning Entertainer of the Year, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage have received five nominations for the upcoming SPBGMA convention, set to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, during the weekend of February 5-8. Vincent, who was just named one of the Digital Journal's "5 best female voices in bluegrass music," is no stranger to the SPBGMA awards, as she was inducted into their Hall of Greats in 2014.

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