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Waymasters Join Elite Lineup with Record Setting Album

WaymastersNashville, TN -- Earlier this year the No. 1 recording artist, Waymasters became the first Christian band and only the fifth recording artist ever to record an album to spawn five No. 1 songs. Previously only Michael Jackson, Rodney Crowell, Brad Paisley, and Katy Perry had achieved this milestone. Jackson for 1987’s “Bad,” Crowell for 1988’s “Diamonds and Dirt,” Paisley for 2007’s “5th Gear,” and Perry for 2010’s “Teenage Dream.” Overall the Waymasters’ album, “Smoky Mountain Gospel Vol. 2,” has produced eight singles, all of which have been national and international hits, with the ninth release and possibly record setting track, “Take Me Home” currently released.

New single from Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

Bluegrass in the West is known for incorporating progressive, genre-bending influences, but few bands have perfected a blend of deep tradition and new trailblazing like Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. Hailing from the Western Frontier state of Colorado where the mountains run high and the air runs thin, the band brings together dizzyingly brilliant musicianship with powerhouse Appalachian vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm, and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world.

Summergrass is Only a Month and a Half Away

Summergrass 2016San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is about month and a half away and happens August 19-20-21, 2016, at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. This unique venue housed within San Diego County harks back to the 19th and 20th century farm days and is just brimming with rural farm nostalgia from that era.

IAMA's Bluegrass Saturday Night on Aug. 20th

Bluegrass Saturday NightThe Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA) prides itself on bringing great bands to their area and the lineup for August 20th is no exception! James Reams & The Barnstormers, the band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, will be headlining the IAMA's Buegrass Saturday Night event on Saturday August 20th at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City, UT.

Town Mountain on Fire After Recent Opry & Ryman Debuts

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Raw and soulful, with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain, is on tour with their 5th studio album, Southern Crescent, which released to much acclaim on April 1, 2016 on LoHi Records. The band debuted on the Grand Ole Opry stage in June. Just two weeks later they made their debut appearance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as part of a three day run of shows supporting Greensky Bluegrass. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and stayed for ten weeks on the Americana Music Association's radio chart’s top 40.

IBMA is Seeking Submissions for 2016 Momentum Awards

Momentum AwardNashville, TN -- The IBMA Momentum Awards focus on artists and bluegrass business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. The awards are split into two categories — performance awards and industry awards. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists. Three Industry related Momentum Awards are given out each year as well, recognizing a Mentor, an Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

New Single "Sold" By Dave Adkins

Dave AdkinsDave Adkins has released another red hot second single, “Sold,” from his #1 Billboard Top Bluegrass Album. The impressive cover of the John Michael Montgomery 90’s hit, is currently #1 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart. “Adkins delivers [the song] with gusto with the banjo his constant companion,” said Lonesome Road Review.

Del McCoury and David Grisman go Underground

Del McCoury and David GrismanDel McCoury and David Grisman are both American music legends and Bluegrass Underground is excited to announce ticket sales are now open to see them together in one of the world's coolest, most intimate venues.

Nu-Blu Sets Sail on the 2017 Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise

Bluegrass & Blue Water CruiseCharleston, SC -- Fans of bluegrass band Nu-Blu are about to get an up-close and personal experience with the award winning band, as the date is set for the 2017 Bluegrass & Blue Water Cruise presented by Raymond's Reserve. The five day adventure will take place Jan. 5-10, 2017, departing from Charleston, S.C. on Carnival Cruise Lines to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas. Other bands performing on the excursion include traditional favorites The Bluegrass Brothers and Unbridled Strings.

Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and Alison Krauss Play Blue Ridge Music Center

Joe Wilson, Credit Tom PichGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This one-day festival will include performances by Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and special guest Alison Krauss, as well as musical tributes from Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Jeff Little Trio, Linda & David Lay, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Phil Wiggins, The Barr Family & Tony Ellis, The Hurdle Brothers, and Frank Newsome.

Grateful Ball Tour with Travelin' McCourys, Jeff Austin Band

Grateful Ball Tour with Travelin' McCourys, Jeff Austin BandThe Travelin' McCourys are proud to announce " Tour" with Jeff Austin Band! After the success of the inaugural Grateful Ball in St. Louis, the bands decided to make a tour out of it! The ball consists of a full set from each band and then a set with both bands on stage together playing the songs of the Grateful Dead. The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.

Wood Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan Headline "Celebrate Brooklyn!"

The Wood BrothersNew York -- On July 16, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a night of sublime harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, headlined by “masters of soulful folk” (Paste) The Wood Brothers and featuring Aoife O’Donovan, whose latest record The Magic Hour “evokes the reverberant chamber pop obsessions of Grizzly Bear and the lush austerity of Alison Krauss”(The New York Times). The shape-shifting M.C. Taylor, a.k.a. Hiss Golden Messenger, a musician with a voice that’s “craggy and wounded, but it soars in his broken sort of way” (Stereogum), kicks it off with a solo set. The concert, which takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9thSt. & Prospect Park West) is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 7:00 P.M.

Sister Sadie At #4 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Sister SadieSister Sadie’s self-titled, debut album on Pinecastle Records moved to Number Four on the “Billboard” Bluegrass Album chart after entering at Number Nine for the last chart time period. Sister Sadie dedicated this debut album to one of their musical heroes, Lynn Morris. Morris and her husband, Marshall Wilborn, wrote the second cut on the CD, “Don’t Tell Me Stories.”

Carter Family Fold Presents Dry Hill Draggers Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 16th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Dry Hill Draggers started out in 1981. From Franklin County, Virginia, the group included Jimmy Boyd on banjo and his brother, Billy.

IBMA Songwriting Committee Announces Podunk Workshops

Rick LangRick Lang is pleased to announce that he will be conducting a two-part songwriting workshop at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Hebron, Connecticut, this summer. Each workshop will be approximately 1-1/2 hours long. During both, I will address and answer any questions you may have, play examples of songs that tie into the workshop topics and offer a handout of songwriting tips I've accumulated over the years.

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