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Rural Rhythm & Steve Gulley Spotlight Artists from Heart of the Mountains

Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records and Rural Rhythm Recording artist Steve Gulley have started a new series created to spotlight artists from the heart of the mountains. The music will be recorded at Gulley’s recording studio The Curve, located in Cumberland Gap, TN nestled in the Tri-State area where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia meet near the base of the Cumberland Mountains.

First Wave of 2016 FreshGrass Festival Lineup Announced

Old Crow Medicine ShowNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)'s (MASS MoCA) 3-day festival of bluegrass and progressive roots music, announces the first round of bands for its upcoming September fest, with Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Devil Makes Three, Rosanne Cash, a late-night hoedown by The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Aoife O’Donovan, festival favorite Alison Brown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Mr. Sun, and 2015 FreshGrass Award winners Old Salt Union, Zoe & Cloyd, and Mile Twelve. FreshGrass, to be held at MASS MoCA on September 16-18, 2016, features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and in every nook and cranny of its 28-building, 16-acre campus. This year’s festival marks an integrated partnership with No Depression, the quarterly journal for roots music and online roots music authority.

Cooder-White-Skaggs at The Ryman in Nashville April 5th

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and his wife of 33 years, vocalist Sharon White, join forces with renowned guitarist Ry Cooder for a one night concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The performance promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of country, blues, bluegrass and gospel. A critic for The New York Times recently called a performance by the virtuosic trio a "Roots-music celebration" that conveys "a sense of rare, joyous occasion."

Single 'Carolina Wind' by Irene Kelley Released

Carolina WindMountain Fever Records is pleased to announce "Carolina Wind," a new single from Irene Kelley is available to radio and consumers today! Kelley's debut album for Mountain Fever Records, These Hills, produced by Grammy® winner Mark Fain, will be released this summer.

Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry at Randy's Pickin' Parlor

Edgar LoudermilkThird generation bluegrass bass player, singer and songwriter, Edgar Loudermilk, is joined by Jeff and band to bring an unforgettable night of bluegrass and hard country. Loudermilk and Autry will be performing Saturday, March 19th at 8 pm at Randy's Pickin' Parlor located at 1304 E. Highway 80, Bldg 2, Bloomingdale, GA 31302.

SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction Track By Track with Nothin' Fancy

Nothin' Fancy with Kyle CantrelNashville, TN -- SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction will air a Track By Track featuring an interview with Nothin' Fancy and featuring music from their latest Mountain Fever Records album, By Any Other Name. By Any Other Name is the twelfth full-length release from Nothin' Fancy but their debut project for Mountain Fever Records. It features nine original songs written by Mike Andes, an original instrumental by Chris Sexton’s father “Buster” Sexton, as well as two well-loved classics; “Last Train From Poor Valley” and “Bluebirds Are Singing For Me” — the latter featuring the band's newest member, Caleb Cox on lead vocals. \

Troublesome Hollow with Tim White at Carter Fold March 19

Troublesome HollowHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 19th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Troublesome Hollow with Tim White. Troublesome Hollow was originally formed in Hickory Tree, Tennessee, in the mid 1970s. The band recorded five projects between 1979 and 1989. Through most of these years, the band centered on the brother duo of Donnie and Gary Ollis and banjo picker Tim White. The early years of the band also included the dynamic singing of the late Ron Greene and the bass playing of Rick Moore.

O'Connor Band, with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, Signs With Rounder

O'Connor BandNashville, TN - Rounder Records and Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of the O'Connor Band. The band, which is already earning praise for their contemporary bluegrass and Americana sound, features Grammy and CMA Award-winning fiddle/violin virtuoso and composer Mark O'Connor, who is renowned for his musical versatility, and who recorded a series of albums - including his debut recording - for the label starting in 1974.

Bluegrass Legend, Ronnie Reno, to Appear on "Reflections"

Keith Bilbrey with Ronnie RenoNashville, TN -- Bluegrass legend and longstanding host of RFD-TV’s “Reno’s Old Time Music,” Ronnie Reno, will be featured next week on The Heartland Network’s popular interview series “Reflections.” Hosted by famed radio/tv personality and Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Keith Bilbrey. As the show’s title suggests, “Reflections” is a half-hour program providing a retrospective look at the careers legendary artists in Country music. Former guests have included Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood, John Anderson, John Conlee, and many more.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Single & New Album Available

Sacred MemoriesJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers announced their single "All Dressed Up" is now available! It's the first single from the new CD, Sacred Memories, and was written by Jerry Salley and Diane Wilkinson. Joe Mullins says, "We think it is a wonderful song and we hope you like it! It's available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon." The album, Sacred Memories, will be available everywhere April 15th but you can get it now exclusively from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers on the road or from the website.

2016 Hazel Dickens Song Contest Winners Announced

Hazel DickensBoston, MA -- The 2016 Hazel Dickens Song Contest is proud to announce the three winning songs for the 2nd Annual Hazel Dicken Song Contest out of a burgeoning field of 197 entries. The contest pays tribute to one of bluegrass music’s most beloved songwriters. The Hazel Dickens song contest celebrates the life and muse of one of bluegrass music's most beloved songwriters.

Blue Highway to Host First Fan Appreciation Concert

Blue Highway BandEmory, VA -- Premier award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway will host a first of its kind All Request Fan Appreciation Concert on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. The concert will be the first outside event to be held at Emory & Henry's new $20 million McGlothlin Center for the Arts, with two show times available of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The facility has six luxury boxes, a four-row balcony and four-row mezzanine, with a total capacity of 461 luxurious seats in the stunning new benchmark facility on Emory & Henry College's pristine campus set amist the rolling hills of Virginia just east of Bristol.

Record Store Day Vinyl with 40th Anniversary "J.D. Crowe & The New South"

J.D. Crowe & The New SouthRecord Store Day is April 16th and Rounder Records has a very special release planned for bluegrass music fans. The long-awaited, 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of one of the most heralded albums in bluegrass history: J.D. Crowe & The New South will be released exclusively for Record Store Day! J. D. Crowe & The New South is an album by American banjo player J. D. Crowe and The New South, released in 1975. It was reissued on CD in 1992.

Planet Bluegrass Announces 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day Lineups

2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day LinupLyons, CO -- With final additions Ryan Adams, The Oh Hellos, Pokey LaFarge, Houndmouth, Sara Watkins, Balsam Range, Mandolin Orange, De Temps Antan, and special festival guests John Cowan and Nicki Bluhm, we're proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Dave Adkins Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart

Willis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the self-titled new album by Dave Adkins made his debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. The album was released February 26 and was produced by Adkins who also contributed six original songs to his groundbreaking new project. Adkins carefully chose each track for this new album. From the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent.

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