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NewTown's "Harlan Road" #8 in Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums

NewTownNashville, TN -- NewTown makes its debut on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart, nailing the #8 spot with the just-released Harlan Road (Mountain Home Music Company). The critically-acclaimed 11-track outing includes "All That I Can Take," which made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut at #6. Filled with tales of the "everyman," Harlan Road, is available on iTunes, Amazon and other fine retail outlets. Radio stations can access the new album at www.AirPlayDirect.com.

Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale

JimLauderdaleBeloved songwriter, singer, and artist Jim Lauderdale will be the 2016 recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, a special lifetime achievement honor reserved for the most valuable contributors to the course and history of America’s only broad roots music format. The award, named for country music icon Porter Wagoner, will be presented on September 21, 2016 by Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait, a global star who has recorded more than a dozen of Jim Lauderdale’s songs.

Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins Dies at age 83

Melvin GoinsBluegrass music lost another of the founders and pioneers of the music. Melvin Goins, 83, has passed on. Melvin played bluegrass and mountain string music for more six decades. The music he performed became known as bluegrass thanks to Bill Monroe at about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin continued performing and was on the road when he died.

“Aim High” Debuts Top-10 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart

Aim HighNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce Aim High, the new album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle debuts in the Top 10 at #9 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. Aim High is their highly anticipated follow up album and contains the #1 single “Aim High” from Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart. The single “Aim High” stays hot at radio today and on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart coming in at #2 the past two weeks

Reno's Old Time Music Showcases Top IBMA Nominees this August

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- For over 20 years, "Reno's Old Time Music" has been dedicated to bringing fans the best Bluegrass music on the planet. So it's no surprise that the top nominees for the 2016 IBMA awards (announced last week) are also the featured guests of the show throughout the month of August.

Bluegrass Music Returns to Burning Man with Your Help

Root Pile BluegrassCamp Rootpile -- We are a group people who love to go to Burning Man, but we don't like the music there, and we are sure there are other people there who don't either, so we bring high quality professional live Bluegrass music to Burning Man at camp Rootpile. We need a large circus style tent to have our nightly concerts and we also need to buy inexpensive mandolins, banjos, guitars and fiddles to teach dusty Burners how to play Bluegrass on the instruments we bring for our daily beginner workshops. Help us!!!!!

42nd Annual Carter Fold Festival August 5 & 6

Carter Family FoldHiltons, VA -- In the classic mountain ballad “Rank Strangers,” the narrator bemoans the changes that have occurred in his cherished home place. The fact that those changes do occur was brought home to music lovers worldwide with the death of Dr. Ralph Stanley recently. The Stanley Brothers version of “Rank Strangers” is undoubtedly the gold standard for this haunting ballad. Author Thomas Wolfe, himself from Appalachia, wrote that “you can’t go home again.” Some folks may say that modernization happens slower in Appalachia – and it does. When it does happen, it can feel as though the sacred musical traditions we grew up with are fading away.

2016 IBMA Award Nominees Announced

IBMA Awards LogoNashville, TN -- The IBMA has announced the nominations for the 2016 IBMA Awards. The 2016 Awards Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC. Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski will host the 2016 awards. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2nd Annual Video Scholarship Competition Winner Announced

Dylan Ferris//Mandolin Cafe/ Nashville, TN -- The Monroe Mandolin Camp, a traditional roots based music camp offering world class instruction on the music of the Founder of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, is proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Video Scholarship Competition, generously underwritten by Intelometry.

Things We Do For Dreams by Trinity River Band

Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Trinity River Band’s popular new bluegrass album, Things I Do For Dreams, is now available for purchase at major retail outlets including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and more. The band released the physical album to their fans earlier this month on their website and at their label’s site, Orange Blossom Records.

International Country Music Conference Seeking Bluegrass Entries

International Country Music JournalDon Cusic is accepting manuscripts for a Bluegrass themed Special Issue of the International Country Music Journal until Monday 1 August. International Country Music Conference (ICMC) is waiting for an August 1st official Belmont approval for use of the Frist Lecture Hall in the Gordon E. Inman Center for ICMC 2017. The conference hopes to be able to officially announce that Thursday 1 June through Saturday 3 June will be the dates for ICMC 2017. We thought it best to let you know of the likely ICMC 2017 dates. Of course, paraphrasing a New York Yankee catcher “It’s not official till it’s official.”

Dailey & Vincent Announce Springer Mountain Farms Tour Dates

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Fans of American music superstars Dailey & Vincent will get an up-close and personal experience as the award-winning duo hits the road throughout 2016 with a jam-packed tour schedule which includes stops throughout North America. In addition to captivating audiences with their radiant harmonies and precise instrumentation, fans will also get the opportunity to meet the multi Grammy-nominated group during autograph sessions at venues and festivals. The Springer Mountain Farms sponsored tour kicked off earlier this year, with additional stops recently added (see dates below).

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon Debut at Station Inn

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon at Station InnNashville, TN -- One of the most exciting and unique bluegrass artists to emerge on the national scene in years, Ray Cardwell, announces his debut performance at the World-famous Station Inn, Thursday, July 28th. Bassist Cardwell, with a powerhouse four-octave vocal range, will showcase a wealth of his original material that is soon to be released on his first album, produced by the legendary Pat Flynn, formerly of New Grass Revival. The cover for Thursday’s event is $12 at the door and begins at 9 pm at the Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue, Nashville, TN.

Ben Wilson Joins Moonstruck Management as Booking Agent

Ben WilsonJohnson City, TN -- Moonstruck Management is proud to announce the addition of Ben Wilson as a new Artist Booking Agent with the agency. “I am very excited about the addition of Ben Wilson to Moonstruck. In the evolution and expansion of a business, it is critical to have the right personnel in place to execute the vision of a business model. Ben has a vast amount of experience being the Executive Director of the famed Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, both in how to work with artists directly, and also contract negotiations. His genuine personality combined with true passion for the music and business is the perfect mentality. I am excited about the new developments within Moonstruck and the future that lies ahead for our team,” says Owner Josh Trivett.

Town Branch Bluegrass Band at Historic Carter Fold

Town Branch Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 30th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band. As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music.

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