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“Country Grass” Debuts at #6 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Country GrassLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart with their latest Pinecastle Records release, Country Grass. In addition, their single, "Runnin' Water," has debuted on Bluegrass Unlimited's National Survey at #25. For Country Grass the bluegrass chart-toppers have teamed with some of the biggest country artists of all-time, including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Jim Ed Brown, Lynn Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and John Conlee, to give country classics a new, unique, bluegrass twist. In addition, joining the impressive line-up is country singers Kelly Lang and Jesse Keith Whitley, along with bluegrass favorites Marty Raybon and Ronnie Reno.

Steep Canyon Rangers Announce Release Date for "Radio"

RadioAward winning bluegrass artists Steep Canyon Rangers are happy to announce that their new album, RADIO, produced by Jerry Douglas, will be released on Friday, August 28th! It will be available tomorrow for pre-order digitally at iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. The title track will be available as an instant download with all digital pre-orders.

Review: The SteelDrivers Still Give All Their Soul

The SteelDriversThree-time Grammy nominees The SteelDriver have released their latest project, The Muscle Shoals Recordings and with Gary Nichols replacing Chris Stapleton, the soul of that SteelDrivers sound is all still there. When the band first came on the scene, I commented that they put the blues back into bluegrass. Bill Monroe, himself, injected his own blues sound into the style and then it disappeared for awhile. Well, The SteelDrivers have it all back and more. Here's a band that has honed their talent to put out an outstanding release with all the edge and soul that this band is known for.

The SteelDrivers’ “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” Debuts at #1

 The Music Shoals RecordingsNashville, TN -- Three-time Grammy nominees The SteelDrivers have cause to celebrate: their new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which was released to great acclaim on June 16 via Rounder Records, has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart. The album, which landed at #5 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart, and #125 on the Top Current Albums Chart, achieved the highest first-week sales in the band’s history.

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers Set Release Date for New Album

Run Away TonightNashville, TN -- Part of the musical depth of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers’ new Mountain Home release Run Away Tonight is due to the longevity not just of the group, but of this lineup. Chris Jones founded the band in 1995, marking 20 years this year. Chris was joined in 2003 by bass man Jon Weisberger and by banjoist Ned Luberecki. German-born mandolin player Mark Stoffel signed on in 2008 and since then, the quartet’s turned into one of the genre’s tightest and most empathetic ensembles.

Cornmeal Releases First Studio Album in Nine Years

Slow StreetCornmeal just released their first studio album in 9 years. The album release date was May 29th. While the lineup has changed, Cornmeal remains the one of the premier progressive bluegrass and Americana bands and is looking forward to reconnecting with fans on the road in 2015. The new lineup brings a fresh energetic take on the classic Cornmeal sound which is influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance.

Steep Canyon Rangers to Release "Radio" August 28th

RadioDo you remember the first time you fell in love with the music on the radio? Do you still remember every word to a song you haven’t heard in years? If so, you will understand where this album is coming from. Radio tunes in to what makes the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers a string band unlike any other, fusing a wide array of influences into their own, unmistakable voice. The Ranger's lastest album, Radio is schedule to be release August 28th on Rounder Records. The album was produced by Jerry Douglas.

Nightflyer Releases “Old River” Bluegrass Video

Old RiverThe Ohio band Nightflyer has completed their first professional video for the Hazel Dickens’ tune “Old River” off their recent CD, “Rail River & Road.” It’s safe to say that it isn’t your average bluegrass video. The video was filmed over two days along the banks of the Ohio River in the quaint little town of New Richmond, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati; and an additional day in a Northern Kentucky swimming pool. Yes, swimming pool.

The SteelDrivers' "The Muscle Shoals Recordings" Due Out Tuesday

 The Music Shoals RecordingsOne of the most awaited bluegrass album to be released is just around the corner. The SteelDrivers' latest project, The Muscle Shoals Recordings is due to his the streets Tuesday, June 16. From reviews and early samples, this will be one hot album as the band's innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene.

Ireland's I Draw Slow, Returns to the Northeast US This July

I Draw SlowAsheville, NC -- Dublin roots band, I Draw Slow, has been garnering praise around the globe since the release of their 2012 album Redhills. Now their latest release, White Wave Chapel (2014), is all the buzz at home and overseas with their unique sound, bringing together Irish tradition with modern Americana while staying rooted in the old-time style of Appalachia. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters. They are happy to return Stateside this summer for a handful of shows in mid-July including Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Virginia, Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA; Creative Alliance in Baltimore; World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in New York.

Dale Ann Bradley Releases “Pocket Full of Keys”

Dale Ann Bradley at Station InnNashville, TN -- Dale Ann Bradley releases her new album, Pocket Full of Keys. This is her first album after signing with Pinecastle Records last year.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Release "Country Grass" Tuesday

Country GrassThere has been a whole lot of excitement about the latest project by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road including some of the biggest country artists of all-time, including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Jim Ed Brown, Lynn Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and John Conlee, and others. From an early video release to a sampling online, the comments and buzz surrounding this collaborative project has all been excellent. Lorraine was gracious enough to give Cybergrass her comments on the new Country Grass project.

Sideline Releases Sophmore Projecrt “Session II”

Sideline - Session IIWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of the new album from Sideline. Session II is available today! Sideline, featuring Steve Dilling on banjo, Jason Moore on bass, Skip Cherryholmes on guitar, Brian Aldridge on mandolin and Daniel Aldridge on fiddle, came out of the gate in full swing just over two years ago.

Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder Find The Last Dirt Road

Irvine, KY -- Kindred Records has released the CD The Last Dirt Road by Max Meadows, VA artist Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder. Adam is the son of Mike McPeak, of legendary McPeak Brothers. Adam already has a history of playing in a bluegrass youth group on The Crooked Trail in Virgina and competing at SPBGMA. Along with his father Mike McPeak on guitar, many of these young musicians Nikki Wright on fiddle, Marlon Allisandra on fiddle, David Chrisley on bass, and Davids' father Steve Chrisley on banjo now form the band Mountain Thunder. Adams mother Debbie Frye handles the booking and media at FryPan Music.

Ripsaw & Patuxent To Release Louie Setzer “Jukebox Bluegrass”

Louie SetzerRipsaw Records announces that, along with Patuxent Music, it will release the Louie Setzer 14 song Jukebox Bluegrass album by the end of this month. Setzer (with his "titanium tonsils") was Ripsaw's first recording artist (Ripsaw 209; 1976). He is also Ripsaw's most recent artist, having recorded two tracks released in April 2014 on The Best of Ripsaw Records, Volume 4. The album's selections are from a cross-section of sources, but the result is pure honky tonkin' bluegrass, all well-suited for a jukebox in the seediest of locations.

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