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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

The Heights Center Presents Nashville Songwriters on Stage March 25

Nashville Songwriters on StageFort Myers, FL -- The Heights Center presents Nashville Songwriters on Stage Tuesday, March 25 at the Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Three highly accomplished hit songwriters will perform their popular compositions and tell the stories behind them. The evening will feature the famous Gordon Kennedy (Change the World), Danny Flowers (Tulsa Time) and Grammy award-winning Randy Thomas (Butterfly Kisses). General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets that include a reception with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and meet & greet with the songwriters are $150. VIP reception starts at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

From Boston to Nashville, Rounder Makes the Move

Rounder RecordsNashville, TN -- Rounder Records, a division of leading independent music company Concord Music Group, today announced the completion of the company's relocation from its longtime base of Boston, Massachusetts to its new home in Nashville, Tennessee. The region's vibrant creative community and dynamic business environment offer Rounder an enormous opportunity to build on its legacy as one of America's most revered music labels. Located in The Gulch, Nashville's popular shopping and entertainment district, Rounder's new headquarters (1209 Pine Street, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37203) is centered in the heart of the city's thriving metropolitan core.

Song of the Mountains Festival May 1-3

Song Of The Mountains FestivalTim White writes, "I'm excited to be part of the first Song of the Mountains Bluegrass Festival as Master of Ceremonies," said Tim White. "It will bring together some old friends and fan favorites from the show and is sure to be a good time! Please visit www.sotmfest.com for more details on how to be part of this wonderful, musical fundraiser." This will be a good show as Song of the Mountains always combines an entertaining mix of talent for broadcast programs.

Ramin Karimloo Introduces Broadgrass

Ramin KarimlooIranian-born, Canadian actor and singer, Ramin is a musical force unlike any other. Recognized as the favourite leading man to perform in London's West End Musical Theatre by whatsonstage.com. He has just opened on Broadway as Jean ValJean in Les Misérables in the brand new production. Ramin is now releasing the ultimate Country/Broadgrass EP ‘The Road To Find Out’ – an amalgamation between Broadway and Bluegrass music, out on 7 April via Big Hand Recordings. Ramin is the first artist to fall under the ‘Broadgrass’ genre, which has evolved since his first album was released on Sony in 2011/2012.

Bluetrain Appearing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Elkton, MD

BluetrainBluetrain has announced that they will be performing at the Dean Sapp Benefit for Burl Kilby located at the Knights of Columbus located at 302 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921, on Sat., March 08, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Door admission will be $20.00 and there will be light food, drinks and baked goods from a local church available on premises. For more info visit Dean's Website. Bluetrain will also be performing at Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack located 1065 Bainbridge Rd., Port Deposit, MD 21904 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sun., Feb, 09, 2014. Drinks and a food menu are available on premises. For more info please contact the Doreen at Ph: 410-378-0045.

Lonesome Will Mullins Featured in At the Feed & Seed Documentary

Lonesome Will Mullins BandLonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys are the featured band in the documentary At the Feed & Seed about the historic Feed & Seed building in Fletcher NC. The building serves as a church on Sunday and a bluegrass venue on Friday and Saturday nights. April Janow and Dax Cuesta of SIC Films are the producers. The film will be making it's debut at the Bear Bones Film & Music Festival in Muskogee, OK on April 5th, along with a performance by the band, which consists of Will Mullins , Adam Burrows, Jake Burrows and Dorse Sears.

Albert Hash Memorial Band Program Featured at Heartwood

Albert Hash Memorial Band Program  Photo courtesy of Art PittmanAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, March 13th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the Albert Hash Memorial Band Program from Grayson County Public Schools.

The 18th Suwannee Springfest Schedule Announced

18th Suwanee SpringfestAsheville, NC -- Suwannee Springfest celebrates its 18th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on March 20-23rd. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping and live music, arts and crafts, and a selection of great foods. Suwannee Springfest consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in Roots Rock, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music. Tickets are on sale in advance and at the gate.

Bluegrass Artists Feller and Hill Annouce New Album

Government BluesNashville, TN -- Feller and Hill are proud to announce the release date of their second album, coming March 25th, on the Blue Circle Record Label, titled Here Comes Feller and Hill....Again!!!. Following the success of their debut album, "Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos", the new album promises to have the same focus on vintage harmonies, instrumentation, and quality songwriting that this dynamic duo is becoming known for, in the bluegrass community and beyond.

The Rigneys Release Second Performance Video

The RigneysJoelton, TN -- Dark Shadow Recording artists “The Rigneys” announce the launch of “Bridges”, the second entry in a series of performance videos. Recorded and filmed live at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., in front of a packed auditorium, the show featured two sets of fine bluegrass from the band followed by two standing ovations.

Rural Rhythm Releases Two Bluegrass Classics March 4th

Dancin AnnieNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to release two albums today, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie – Dancin’ Annie and Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys – Radio Shows.

Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising Presents Instrument Auction

Blue Ridge Acoustic UprisingWytheville, VA -- The Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising will present a musical instrument and vintage musical instrument auction on Saturday, April 12th at 5:00 pm as part of this event at the Wytheville Meeting Center. The auction will take place on the main stage promptly at 5:00 pm and will continue until 6:00 pm.

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