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Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Traveler Now Available in Paperback

Kentucky TravelerAward winning Bluegrass and country music artist Ricky Skaggs released his autobiography about a year ago. The volume covers his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell. His book is now being released in paperback format at Skaggs Family Records and at bookstores everywhere.

Del McCoury Band, Lee Ann Womack, Keller Williams on Wide Open Bluegrass

Wide Open Bluegrass 2014Nashville, TN -- To celebrate the 75th birthday of one of the most respected artists in contemporary bluegrass, a special 90-minute set, “Del McCoury Band with special guests Lee Ann Womack and Keller Williams”, will take place on Saturday, October 4 during the Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Wide Open Bluegrass is part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, which takes place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Detour Joins Sam Bush, Others at Music City Roots Aug 13

Detour Bluegrass BandNashville, TN -- Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will perform Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Music City Roots - Nashville's acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. This live concert event, featuring Sam Bush, Detour, Balsam Range and Becky Buller, will be webcast nationwide at musiccityroots.com or via the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at MusicCityRoots.com.

Rebel Records Releases Their Catalog to Global Radio

Rebel Records and AirPlay DirectThe AirPlay Direct team is excited to be partnering with Rebel Records to exclusively release their incredible and extensive catalog to global radio.

New Single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Junior SiskCharlottesville, VA (August 5th, 2014)—Rebel Records is excited to announce today’s release of “Honky-Tonked to Death,” the new single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice’s highly-anticipated album, Trouble Follows Me (REB-1857). The single is available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. The physical and online versions of the full album will be released on Tuesday, September 16th.

Breaking Grass Just as Strong with Newest Album

Just As StrongWillis, VA -- Mississippi's Breaking Grass steps out with their new Mountain Fever Records release Just as Strong today. This is the third CD from the band in four years and they continue winning fans with each release. The North Mississippi Daily Journal said, “Breaking Grass has found a sweet spot in its sound, heavy on bluegrass. This album proves Breaking Grass is worthy of its title, and the band has a bright future.”

Stephen Mougin to Direct Bethel University Bluegrass Program

Stephen MouginJoelton, TN -- His thirst for bettering the bluegrass world is never really quenched. Teacher, professional guitarist, studio and record label owner Stephen Mougin has accepted a position as the new director for The Renaissance Bluegrass Band at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, effective August 1st.

Mac Wiseman to Release "Songs From my Mother's Hand"

Songs From my Mother's HandBluegrass pioneer Mac Wiseman is releasing his brand-new album, Songs From My Mother’s Hand. The project is a collection of songs originally kept by his mother, who wrote down the words to songs she heard on the radio decades ago.

Ocean Lakes Campground Bluegrass Weekend Aug 22-23

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutMyrtle Beach, SC -- Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, will host its 16th Annual Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23, 2014. The event is only open to guests staying at the campground. With performances scheduled from some of the top names in Bluegrass music, tickets are selling fast.

Irish Music School of Chicago Presents Workshops

We Banjo 3Chicago, IL -- The Irish Music School of Chicago presents two of the most exciting traditional Irish music bands teaching workshops and in concert in August at Chief O’Neill’s Restaurant & Pub. We Banjo 3 will be teaching (6:30 p.m.) and performing (8 p.m.) on August 6, and Beoga will be teaching (5:30 p.m.) and performing (8 p.m.) on August 20.

9-Year Old “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters" at Carter Fold Saturday

Carson PetersHiltons, VA -- Nine-year old Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known, is a true musical prodigy. He is quickly making a name for himself with his fiddle by winning competitions and entertaining audiences across the region. Carson lives with his parents, Jamie and Robin Peters, in Piney Flats, Tennessee. They noticed at a very early age that he could keep time with any tune being played by clapping his hands or tapping his feet. His special talent for music became apparent after he taught himself to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” at the ripe opld age of two on a ukulele that his grandmother bought him. Hiltons, VA -- Saturday, August 9th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

New Richmond Bluegrass Festival Aug 24-31

New Richmond Bluegrass FestivalNew Richmond, Quebec -- The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival offers even more of the best bluegrass music in 2014. In addition to shows all day & night Thursday through Friday, they have added evening shows Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Don't miss the Lonesome River Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Bluegrass Diamonds, Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, the Roys, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Janet McGarry & Wildwood and Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters. That's seven days and nights of the best that bluegrass music has to offer. This lineup won't disappoint.

Footstompin’ Friday Features Raymond & Ruth McLain and Friends

Raymond McLainHiltons, VA -- The McLain Family Band began performing at Carter Music Center when Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr. formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. His son Raymond now serves on the Music Center’s board of directors in addition to serving as the Artistic Director at the Fold. Raymond is Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University. He also performs, produces, and records. Friday, August 8th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond and Ruth McLain and Friends as part of our Footstompin’ Friday series. Backing them up will be some of Kentucky’s finest musicians. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Atlanta Southern Gospel Promoter Goes Acoustic and Bluegrass

Robert YorkSouthern Gospel Music promoter Robert York of Georgia is taking a new direction for one of his upcoming shows. Included among the top promoters in the U.S., York has hosted the top talent in the industry for his North Metro Atlanta Gospel Singings.

Bluegrass Music to Invade Burning Man

Burning Man BluegrassAndy Owens announced, "We are doing a Bluegrass mission to Burning Man, and I was wondering if any of you knew any pickers that were going to that event, we will have a camp dedicated to Bluegrass and BBQ and I need more pickers. If you or anyone you know might want to go, it might could be arranged, we have room and a possible ticket. It is an incredible event with NO Bluegrass so we are takin it to the MAN!!!"

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