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New Banjo Album, "Red Grass" from Ilya Toshinskiy

Hadley Music Group proudly released an instrumental album of original banjo tunes composed and performed by Ilya Toshinskiy on May 20, 2016. Ilya Toshinskiy has always been a bluegrass lover. That fact was beautifully established in the opening scene of the 2003 documentary “The Ballad of Bering Strait,” which follows the brief but memorable trajectory of his former band. A teenage Ilya, in his final exam on banjo at an elite Russian music academy in Moscow, introduces his program — a Bela Fleck number followed by “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to professors who are clearly unfamiliar with bluegrass music. By the end of the performance, they are believers.

Mountain Heart Debuts on Opry and Billboard & Americana Charts

Blue SkiesNashville, TN -- Mountain Heart’s first new album in five years, Blue Skies, debuted at #2 on The Billboard Bluegrass Album chart and debuted at #37 on the Americana Airplay Chart. Blue Skies finds Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves with a brand new lineup featuring frontman Josh Shilling, Molly Cherryholmes (of 5-time Grammy-nominees Cherryholmes), Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor. The new album has been met with critical praise. Rolling Stone Country says it “feels like a long lost collision between the Allman Brothers and some expert bluegrass players.” Pop Matters stated, “...we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul” while No Depression said “...the prospects for widespread appeal are sunny indeed.”

Rebekah Long is Here with “Here I Am”

Rebekah Long - Here I AmRebekah Long will be releasing her first project, Here I Am May 20th on LUK Records. Produced by singer, songwriter and producer, Donna Ulisse, the album contains 13 bluegrass tracks consisting of new material, some old classics done with a bluegrass twist. Long is joined by her producer, Donna Ulisse and her husband, Rick Stanley and many other award winning bluegrass artists.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Go #1 with “Aim High”

Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that “Aim High”, the lead single by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle from their upcoming album, has gone #1 this week on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart. Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle is no stranger to the #1 position on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart with “Leaving Crazytown” from their debut album going #1 six times, “which is a very rare occurrence and an incredible achievement for a new group”, noted Terry Herd from Bluegrass Today over a year ago.

Sister Sadie Joins Pinecastle Records Artist Roster

Sister SadiePinecastle Records has signed bluegrass group Sister Sadie, and released the group’s first single, “Unholy Water,” from their upcoming self-titled album. The group will be at The Station Inn in Nashville for an album preview performance on May 13.

Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown Release "Harlan Road" July 8th

Harlan RoadNashville, TN -- Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, Harlan Road (Mountain Home Music Company). Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses. Fans can pre-order the CD now on iTunes.

Edgar Loudermilk's "Georgia Maple" Released to Radio

Georga MapleEdgar Loudermilk and Pinecastle Records are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated solo record Georgia Maple, has been released to radio programmers today via AirPlay Direct.

Learn About Song Choices for James Reams' “Rhyme & Season”

Behind The SongsAfter finishing his college degree, James decided that the Big Apple was the place to be if he wanted to make it in the music business. So he hopped on a Greyhound bus with 2 cardboard boxes and headed off to NYC. Once there, he was immediately drawn to the music scene at Greenwich Village. Fortunately, he was taken under the wing of Tom Paley from the New Lost City Ramblers and even cut an album with the legendary performer.

Mountain Heart Releases "Blue Skies"

Blue SkiesNashville, TN May 6th, 2016 — Available today on Compass Records, Mountain Heart returns with Blue Skies, their first studio album in five years. The same soulfulness that gave the band its name in the first place is still there, but now voiced through a blend of musicians that make room not just for their bluegrass legacy, but also singer/songwriter ballads, classic country, R&B, and modern folk pop.

Newgrass Champions, Coral Creek, Tour for Recent Album Release

Coral CreekDenver, CO -- Breaking the bluegrass boilerplate, Colorado-based Americana group, Coral Creek, tours the national release of their self-titled album. A well rounded album from start to finish, Coral Creek features some of the most impressive performers in the bluegrass circuit -- including Executive Producer, Tim Carbone, of Railroad Earth.

Del McCoury Bands “Del & Woody” Hits Number 1 for Second Week

Del & WoodyNashville, TN -- For the 2nd week The Del McCoury Band’s Del & Woody, a collection of lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie and put to music by McCoury, reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. As best we can tell (with help from the Woody Guthrie Center), a few songs of Woody’s have charted on radio before, but no project that included only his songs has ever risen to the top of the Billboard album chart. McCoury—who at 77 is no stranger to the top of the charts himself—says he is proud that it was his unique collaboration with the world-acclaimed folk bard of the depression that pulled Woody to the top.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Debut Strong with “Aim High”

Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle has been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album in March 2015. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album.

Volume Five's “Drifter” Album Due June 24th

DrifterVolume Five and Mountain Fever Records are set to release the band's latest project, Drifter, on June 24, 2016. "I Am A Drifter" is the first single from their upcoming album and was penned by another well-known bluegrass artist, Donna Ulisse along with Marc Rossi. The single has already been released to radio.

Mikaya Taylor Tackles the Best on “Small Town Big Heart”

Mikaya TaylorEleven year old Mikaya Taylor has just recorded her first CD called Small Town Big Heart. She was honored to have Curt Chapman play Bass from the band Flashback, Danny Barnes on Mandolin from the band Blind Ricky, Frank Kemper on Guitar previously from Kentucky Blue and Kevin Chilton on Banjo with Kentucky Spirit. Her album was recorded at Old Time Recording Studio by Danny Barnes and Randall Conn.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Album is Industrial Strength Bluegrass

Poor Boy's PleasureIf you know Junior Sisk and his outstanding group Ramblers Choice, then you know there is something here you want to listen to. These guys don't stop! Their reputation for being the real deal is no joke, as Daniel Mullins proclaims for their latest album Poor Boy's Pleasure "WARNING — this album contains industrial strength bluegrass.” No dilution, Poor Boy's Pleasure cuts to the core of this genre, giving us all what we want out of a bluegrass album. Junior Sisk has been honored with |BMA’s male vocalist of the year award, and he and his band were SPGBMA’s choice for Bluegrass Band of the year in 2015.

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