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And Then There's This...The Grascals' New Album Available in January

And Then There's ThisNashville, TN -- They’re three-time GRAMMY® nominated, and twice named IBMA Entertainer of the Year. They’ve made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, and nationally syndicated TV shows. They are The Grascals, now in their 11th year since those early days touring with Dolly Parton, with numerous number one songs and top-charting albums to their credit. And now, a highly-anticipated new release continues their legacy as one of the most powerful and groundbreaking bands in Bluegrass. And then there's this... is set for release from Mountain Home Music Company on January 8, 2016.

Nothin' Fancy Debuts on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums

Nothin Fancy - By Any Other NameWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new album, By Any Other Name, from Nothin' Fancy has made its debut on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums at #6! By Any Other Name, released October 30th, is the twelfth full-length release from Nothin' Fancy but their debut project for Mountain Fever Records. Although Nothin' Fancy has been performing professionally since 1994, this make's the band's first ever appearance on the Billboard Top 10—a chart ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

Smithsonian Folkways Presents "Conversations with North American Banjo Builders"

Conversations with North American Banjo BuildersIn May of 2011, Craig Evans packed up his video equipment and headed out across the United States to capture the thoughts and methods of the modern-day individuals who build one of America's most iconic instruments: the banjo.

Bear Family Records Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Bear Family Records 40thHolste-Oldendorf, Germany -- Bear Family Records – the German-based independent record label that has served music fans around the world with some of the most comprehensive collections in all of music – is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary this fall. Known for their wonderful bluegrass collections including numerous boxed sets of Bill Monroe, Carl Story, Dave Macon, and Flatt & Scruggs and many other outstanding artists.

The Grascals to Release “And Then There's This” Jan 8th, 2016

And Then There's ThisNashville, TN -- The highly-anticipated new album from The Grascals, And Then There's This is set for release from Mountain Home Music Company on January 8, 2016, but fans can begin to enjoy the music of this multi-award winning, and three-time Grammy nominated band. By pre-ordering now, purchasers will receive immediate gratification with “grat tracks” from iTunes. "I Know Better" is available now with album pre-order.

Town Mountain: The Dead Session Released

Town Mountain - The Dead SessionAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain independently released The Dead Session on Friday, November 13, 2015. “Each member of this band has enjoyed the music of the Grateful Dead for quite some time,” says vocalist and guitarist Robert Greer. “It seemed only fitting for Town Mountain to pay respect to some musical heroes in this year, their 50th year of existence.” The band recorded an impromptu set of two of their favorite songs from the Grateful Dead’s catalog at the widely acclaimed Echo Mountain Recording Studios in their hometown of Asheville, NC.

New Band and New Release - the Hamilton County Ramblers

Hamilton County RamblersThe Hamilton County Ramblers are a Chattanooga, Tennessee based bluegrass group who enjoys playing for anyone who will listen. The group features excellent musicianship, at least average singing and hopefully some tunes you've never heard before.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Getting Ready for Spring Release

Austin, TX -- 2015 found D.C.-based Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen gaining much acclaim, including a repeat International Bluegrass Music Association nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year (they won that one in 2014) and a new nomination for IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for “Yeah Man,” a tune from their latest release, Cold Spell (2014, Compass Records). Throughout the year, the group entertained thousands of fans across the United States and France.

The Claire Lynch Band Releases "Holiday!" To Global Radio

Claire Lynch Holiday AlbumNashville, TN. -- The Claire Lynch Band is pleased to release their CD, “Holiday!”, to global radio exclusively via AirPlay Direct. Claire Lynch is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List, with accolades that include three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year awards, two GRAMMY nominations and a recent win for IBMA Song of the Year for the title track from her CD, “Dear Sister”.

The Cox Family Album Debuts #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Gone Like the CottonThe GRAMMY®-winning The Cox Family’s long-awaited new album Gone Like the Cotton, 17 years in the making, has debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at #1. The album, their first since 1996’s acclaimed Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over, has been exceptionally well received by critics.

Urban Monroes Playing in the Show for Christmas

Playing In The SnowWith most of the Halloween candy reduced to wrappers, and the look on the pumpkin’s face beginning to droop slightly, the Holiday season has returned. Thanksgiving will be here before blood sugar levels have returned to normal which in turn means the glow of Christmas is already lighting the horizon. For the bluegrass band Urban Monroes, ‘tis a season stuffed full of meaning and joy, feelings that come out in flurries on their latest album release, a Christmas EP entitled Playing in the Snow.

Donna Ulisse Releases Official Video of Hard Cry Moon

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonDonna Ulisse has released a video of the title track of her latest album, Hard Cry Moon. The song was co-written with band member, husband and frequent co-writer, Rick Stanley and produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton. Videography was accomplished by Mark Mosrie. Hard Cry Moon is her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. For this 4 time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, it also marks a return to focusing on her own original material, having written or co-written all of the songs with the exception of the country classic "Whispering Pines", written by Howard Hausey and made famous by the late Johnny Horton.

Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive's Sophomore Release Out Now

To Be a Kid AgainNashville, TN - Gathering momentum from the initial success of Tammy Jones Robinette's preview single release, "To Be a Kid Again" (reaching #6 on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart and hitting the top-20 on the Monthly Airplay Chart), Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of the album Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, available today on iTunes, Amazon and in stores where Bluegrass and Gospel music is sold. Radio programmers can download the album at Airplay Direct by clicking here.

Anticipated Nothin' Fancy's “By Any Other Name” Released

Nothin Fancy - By Any Other NameWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of brand new music from Nothin' Fancy. By Any Other Name is available everywhere today! From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin' Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, Chris Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar. Nothin' Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers. The band has released 11 full length albums. Nothin' Fancy is the 6-time winner of SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass.

Punch Brothers to Release "The Wireless" EP Nov. 20

The WirelessPunch Brothers are very excited to announce their new EP, The Wireless, which will be released on November 20 on Nonesuch Records! You can already pre-order now at You may recognize some of these songs from our live shows or from the bonus fourth side of the double vinyl release of The Phosphorescent Blues. Much like Ahoy! with Who's Feeling Young Now?, we recorded more than we could include on The Phosphorescent Blues so we're glad to be able to share the rest of these with you all.


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