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Becky Buller Releases New Album to Radio

Tween Earth and SkyJoelton, TN -- Dark Shadow Recording is proud to announce the worldwide radio release of Becky Buller’s long-awaited solo album ‘Tween Earth and Sky. Buller’s first solo record with Dark Shadow Recording marks a new chapter in her bluegrass book: Stepping to center stage and taking the lead.

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest Announced

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest 2014Abdingdon, VA -- From September 25th-28th, 2014, the third annual Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest will fill the grounds of Heartwood in Abingdon with the sounds of rich history and musical heritage of Southwest Virginia, home to The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. The four-day event includes performances and workshops that illustrate the wide variety of heritage music forms the region is known for, including old time string band music, hard driving bluegrass, guitar virtuosos, duets, and more. “We always try to provide a nice mixture of the traditional music forms that have been preserved in Southwest Virginia for generations,” said Jack Hinshelwood, Crooked Road executive director. “People not that familiar with traditional music are often pleasantly surprised at just how diverse it is.”

Nu-Blu Goes All The Way to New York for New Album Promotion

All The WayNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu is set to take their contemporary style of bluegrass with an influential sound of country to New York City in an effort to promote their new album, All the Way, which becomes available tomorrow, September 16. Nu-Blu will be joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore, as they pay tribute to the late George Jones while performing "Jesus and Jones," on Imus in the Morning this Friday, September 19 and on Fox News Channel's Huckabee this Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. Nu-Blu will perform "A Little Good News," on The Better Show airing on September 24.

Legendary Eddie Adcock Awarded 5th Steve Martin Banjo Award

Eddie AdcockLos Angeles, CA -- Banjo player extraordinaire Eddie Adcock is the 2014 recipient of the 5th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, it was announced today in The New York Times. Adcock has been one of bluegrass music's most revolutionary performers for over fifty years. He cut his musical teeth with Bill Monroe and Mac Wiseman, and played in the groundbreaking group The Country Gentlemen, one of the most popular and progressive bluegrass bands of the late '50s and '60s.

I've Been Mostly Awake to Benefit the IBMA

I've Been Mostly AwakeBluegrass musician, writer and producer Jon Weisberger has a new album coming out on 9/30, called I've Been Mostly Awake. Jon says, "If the title seems familiar, it's because it's from the old WoB-related joke about what IBMA stands for - and that's because the project is, among other things, a fundraiser; profits from the sale of the music will be donated to the IBMA."

The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies

 Lives & LegaciesBristol, TN/VA -- Today, Tuesday, September 16, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will present its first special exhibit, The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies. The exhibit will open that evening with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The reception will be held in the foyer of the museum and is open to the public; admission prices apply.

MerleFest to Sponsor Showcases During World of Bluegrass

IBMA Bluegrass Ramble 2014Wilkesboro, NC -- North Carolina's MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, will sponsor a diverse collection of artists showcasing their music as part of the Bluegrass Ramble during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s World of Bluegrass multi-day event in Raleigh, N.C., this fall.

Audie Blaylock and Redline Heating Up Scottsdale Oct 16

Audie Blaylock & RedlineScottsdale, AZ -- Award-winning vocalist/guitarist and Grammy Award nominee, Audie Blaylock is certainly one of the hottest Bluegrass artists today. Along with his band, Redline, they are celebrating a boat load of #1 singles from numerous albums and thrilling audiences with their incredible musicianship, impeccable harmony and highly entertaining stage shows. R&R Productions along with the Arizona Bluegrass Association are proud to present this special One Night Only live performance at the Cattle Track Arts Compound Theatre in Scottsdale on Thursday, October 16th at 7 PM.

Bluegrass at Carter Fold with Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass Sep 20

Michael Feagan photo - Mike MorbeckHiltons, VA -- Michael Feagan has played with some of bluegrass music’s finest – Bill Monroe and Larry Sparks to name a few. He’s also worked with David Peterson & 1946 as well as country singer and guitarist Jerry Reed. Most recently, Michael accompanied Kody Norris on fiddle at his last show at the Fold. Michael will be backed by Fiddlegrass – some of bluegrass music’s finest musicians. Saturday, September 20th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Driven: Bluegrass Without Mercy at World of Bluegrass

 You'll Be Lonely, I'll Be GoneAre you looking for new bluegrass music? Check out the new band called Driven. This powerful group will make its debut at the 2014 World of Bluegrass as an official showcase artist of the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble. Walking a fine line between traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, Driven will leave enthusiasts begging for more with their creative music, dynamic personality and high-energy shows!

More Guests Added for The Nashville Sessions

Leftover Salmon - The Nashville SessionsIt is only a few days away from celebrating 15 Years of The Nashville Sessions at the historic Ryman Auditorium! We are thrilled to announce some special additions to the lineup: Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, Darrell Scott, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Elizabeth Cook. This will be an exciting and wonderful night! Here is an interview with Vince about the special evening ahead.

The Roys' New CD, "The View", Makes Strong Debut

 The ViewNashville, TN (September 12, 2014) – The Roys’ celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records’ CD release, The View. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct’s Bluegrass/Folk chart. The View entered Amazon’s Bluegrass Bestsellers list at #10 last week, and rises to #18 on today’s Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Chart. The news of the disc’s early success follows closely on the heels of the announcement of final-round ICM nominations for The Roys in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year categories. Winners will be announced at the Awards’ 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.

Song To Stage Songwriter Workshop Series Announced

 Nu-Blu and Louisa BranscombNashville, TN -- The Song To Stage collaborative announces the launch of a new songwriter development program, guided by Grammy winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb, along with the award winning bluegrass-Americana group Nu-Blu. Song To Stage is a first of its kind, an innovative songwriter-artist-production workshop designed to advance the personal and professional needs of the songwriter from all angles of the creative and business process.

Chatham County Line Touring for Tightrope

Chatham County LineAsheville, NC -- Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titled Tightrope, released May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010's winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. "With anything you've done for a while," Wilson explains, "a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and in a way, we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record."

Marty Stuart Salutes Jimmie Rodgers During Honors & Awards

Jimmie Rodgers - The Singing BrakemanNashville TN: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 17-21, is spotlighting “The Music of Mississippi” this year with multiple programming events exploring the history and traditions of American Roots Music in Mississippi.

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