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Grey Fox Announces Lineup & Early Bird Ticket Deadline

Gray FoxGrey Fox bluegrass festival staff has been busy assembling their latest and greatest all-star lineup for the 2014 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival set for July 17-20 in Oak Hill, NY. This is one of America's finest bluegrass music festivals and it historically brings people from all over the world to enjoy the outstanding lineup of talent presented each year.

Rhonda Vincent to Continue Martha White Partnership

Rhonda Vincent & the RageNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the most awarded band in bluegrass music history, will be hitting the road in the newly wrapped Martha White Bluegrass Express tour bus. Rhonda, who has served as spokeswoman for the legendary flour company for 13 years, continues her partnership into 2014.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Play Virginia and Tennessee

Doyle LawsonThis week Hall of Fame member, multi-award winning bluegrass and gospel legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be performing two great shows -- one in Virginia and the next in Tennessee. Fans can catch Doyle and his band Friday, March 14, 7:30 pm at the Augusta Expo located at 277 Expo Rd., Fishersville, VA. Saturday, March 15, 7:00 pm the group will be performing at Morristown West High School, 1025 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown, TN 37814.

Mountain Music Museum to Unveil Papa Joe Smiddy Exhibit

Pappa Joe SmiddyBristol, TN/VA -- The Appalachian Cultural Music Association’s Mountain Music Museum invites the public and the media to take part in the unveiling of the “Papa Joe Smiddy Exhibit” at the museum located at 626 State Street in Bristol, TN-VA. The unveiling will take place at 3:00 pm on Monday, March 17th and ninety-three year old Papa Joe Smiddy will be at the unveiling ceremony.

Dave Adkins' Solo Album "Nothing to Lose" Released

Dave AdkinsWillis, VA -- Take a one of a kind voice, a commanding stage presence, and a killer songwriter who can conjur up the long lonesome feeling of bluegrass music with a stealth and hearty vocal like no other and you're quick to understand that Dave Akins is a rarity. He showcases these qualities and more with power on his new solo release Nothing to Lose, out on Mountain Fever. Produced by both Adkins and Adkins & Loudermilk partner Edgar Loudermilk, this is a strong album indeed.Nothing to Lose

Bluegrass Bass Artist Matt Wallace Releases New Album

For a SeasonKnoxvile, TN -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce today’s new album release, For a Season, by Matt Wallace. The first single release, “Old Man Winter” has certainly been receiving airplay from radio stations around the country and is such a timely tune for the harsh winter many have seen this year. The full album has now been sent to radio stations and is also available to radio via www.AirPlayDirect.com.

Stetson Family in Studios Recording New Album

The Stetson FamilyAustralia's Bluegrass music group, The Stetson Family is reved up and excited to be back in the studio recording their next album. For this time around, the Stetson Family is working with the mighty Colin Wynne, the man with the cheekiest grin in music, at his wonderful Thirty Mill Studios.

Orange Blossom Records Signs Trinity River Band

Trinity River BandNashville, TN -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce they have signed Trinity River Band to the label and are celebrating with a new single release today. “Better Than Blue” is now available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlay Direct and for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Trinity River Band and more sites.

Music City Roots to Host Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Rhonda VincentThis Wednesday March 12th, at Music City Roots - Live from Loveless Cafe Barn, the featured artists will include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Wild Ponies, Cabinet, Don duprie and Teea Goans. The program is hosted by Jim Lauderdale. The last time Rhonda Vincent played Roots, it was on her run of duo shows with the mighty-voiced legend Gene Watson. It was great. Soaring and blue. Deeply country. But it did leave me craving a set of her audaciously clear and powerful bluegrass music. She is, after all, a seven-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and one of the most beloved artists in the world of classic bluegrass. But this Wednesday, after years of waiting, we'll feature Rhonda and her band The Rage amid a diverse night at Roots. The season is winding down, but there's nothing wound down about Vincent's approach to roots music.

Blue Moon Rising Signs with Class Act Entertainment for Bookings

Blue Moon RisingKnoxville, TN -- Blue Moon Rising is very proud to announce they have signed with Class Act Entertainment - a full service booking agency representing premier performing artists since 1993. The band is also proud to announce a brand new website at bluemoonrisingband.com - designed by Harold Nixon. Blue Moon Rising includes the talents of Chris West (Lead Vocals and Guitar); Brandon Bostic (Dobro & Guitar); David Mowell (Tenor Vocals and Mandolin), Rusty Ferrell (Banjo), and Travis Anderson (Bass.)

Old Crow Medicine Show at ROMP 2014

Old Crow Medicine ShowOwensboro, KY -- After a performance at ROMP 2012 which left our biggest crowd ever begging for more, Old Crow Medicine Show spent 2013 entertaining audiences worldwide and gaining even more critical success. On September 17th, 2013 they received the honor of being inducted as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning a Grammy for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel," receive Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. You're invited to join us on June 28th, 2014 when OCMS returns to ROMP to set the skies on fire.

Pickin' with Town Branch Bluegrass at Carter Fold Saturday

Town Branch BluegrassHiltons, VA -- 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. This southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The group began doing back porch picking and performing at local events seven years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest new bands.

CMHoF&M Presents Two Bakersfield Sound Programs in March

The Bakersfield SoundNashville, TN -- This month, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special program and performance by musician and producer Pete Anderson (March 22) and a Merle Haggard film screening (March 30) in support of the exhibition The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country. The film screening is FREE, and the Anderson program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Visit CountryMusicHallOfFame.org for complete admission details.

Dolly Parton Scores Double #1 in Australia with Blue Smoke

Blue SmokeNashville, TN -- Dolly Parton, the most honored female country performer of all time, has topped the New Zealand all-genre album chart with the release of her latest album Blue Smoke. In addition, the musical masterpiece topped the Australian Country album chart for four consecutive weeks and hit #7 on the overall all genre album chart. Blue Smoke will be released in the United States on May 13, 2014.

March 14 is First Foot Stompin' Friday at Carter Family Fold

Trey HensleyHiltons, VA -- Friday, March 14th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present the first of a special concert series of down-home, mountain music to be held the second Friday of each month from March through October, 2014. Kicking off this brand new concert series is a special young man who grew up performing at the Fold and has been part of the Fold and Carter/Cash families from the time he started performing as a child – Trey Hensley. Backing Trey will his bluegrass band Drivin’ Force. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.left

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