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Lonely Heartstring Band Hits “Top 50 All-Time” Chart

Deep WatersRounder Records recording artists the Lonely Heartstring Band have now climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart with their debut CD Deep Waters! They find themselves in very good company.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Release "Small Town Heroes"

Small Town HeroesValerie Smith & Liberty Pike have released their latest project, Small Town Heroes along with their new single, "Something About a Train" to their outlets yesterday. Valerie says, "Something About A Train" has a memorable melody and colorful lyrics. It’s fun to sing – it actually sings itself – and is a pleasure to perform,”

Smithsonian Folkways Makes More Than 5,500 Arhoolie Tracks Available

I Wonder Where You Are TonightSmithsonian Folkways is making more than 300 standout albums (over 5,500 tracks) from the famed Arhoolie Records catalog available digitally and on CD through the Smithsonian Folkways website starting October 21 ( The remaining titles from the roughly 650-album collection will be released on an ongoing basis. Arhoolie Records is best known for "down home" blues, jazz, country, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Mexican-American, and world music. Smithsonian Folkways acquired the Arhoolie catalog in May 2016 from its founder Chris Strachwitz and his business partner Tom Diamente. It is the largest addition to the Smithsonian Folkways catalogue since it launched in 1987, bringing the total number of available tracks to almost 60,000.

Michael and Jennifer McLain Ready to “Hit the Road and Go”

Hit the Road and GoYou are cordially invited to a CD Release Showcase for the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band, featuring Dan Kelly! Bluegrass by the Barn will be held at the Arrington Vineyard southeast of Franklin, TN, outside of Nashville. Please join them for a CD Release Party on October 16th! They will be at the Bluegrass Stage (6362 Cox Road, Arrington, TN) from 2 – 6pm. The whole band will be there including Dan Kelly and Kori Caswell. Our new CD, "Hit The Road And Go" is ready for release!

John McEuen's Latest Project Hits the Charts!

John McEuen Made in BrooklynNashville, TN -- Grammy-winning "String Wizard" John McEuen celebrates early success and applause with his new solo project titled Made in Brooklyn (released September 30). Produced by McEuen (with David Chesky) and featuring special guest performances by David Bromberg, Jay Ungar, Andy Goessling, John Cowan, Steve Martin, Martha Redbone, David Amram, John Carter Cash, Matt Cartsonis, Skip Ward and more, Made in Brooklyn debuted at No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Americana/AAA chart, No. 9 on Billboard's Bluegrass chart and No. 10 on Amazon's Hot New Releases-Folk chart.

ClayBank's Debut Album "Playing Hard To Forget" Released

Playing Hard To ForgetNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the debut album Playing Hard To Forget by ClayBank has been released. The current single "Up On Claybank" has appeared on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart several times and is being received enthusiastically by bluegrass radio. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, "Up On Claybank" features the lead vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.

Michael Cleveland goes Viral "Fiddler's Dream" Video

Fiddler's DreamNashville, TN -- Compass Records writes, "We could not have been happier when the team here at Compass headquarters learned that Michael Cleveland had gone 'viral', racking up over 6M views in a matter of days for a backstage video shot with a stranger's phone. A precious example of the truly deserving finding its place in the landscape of cat videos, pratfalls and teenagers talking about themselves that dominate the internet."

John McEuen to Introduce Hi-Def Solo Album

John McEuen Made in BrooklynNashville, TN – Grammy-award winning producer, songwriter and musician John McEuen (one of the founding members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) steps up the pace in preparation for the release of his new solo album titled Made In Brooklyn.* Scheduled to drop Friday, September 30, 2016 on Chesky Records, the project will be available via all major digital retail outlets (Amazon, iTunes, HD Tracks, etc.).

Nothin' Fancy Releases "Where I Came From"

Where I Came FromWillis VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of brand new music from Nothin' Fancy. "Where I Came From" is available to radio today and is the title track of a new album due for release October 7th.

Larry Stephenson Band to Release “Weep Little Willow”

Weep Little WillowNashville, TN -- Whysper Dream Music is proud to announce the new album, Weep Little Willow by the Larry Stephenson Band, will be released on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Bluegrass Fiddler Michael Cleveland Announces New Album

Fiddler's DreamNashville, TN -- Michael Cleveland is one of bluegrass music's great treasures: a 10-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, 4-time Instrumental Group of the Year winner and 2016 nominee, Cleveland captured the attention of the bluegrass community as a child prodigy who performed on the Grand Ole Opry with Alison Krauss when he was only 13 years old. But he became a viral video sensation this summer with a virtuosic impromptu performance of "Jerusalem Ridge" that racked up over 6 million views in just a few days. Now mainstream music fans are discovering what the bluegrass community has known for years—that Michael Cleveland is one of the most important fiddle players of his generation.

Blue Highway's “Original Traditional” is Blue Hot!

Original TraditionalOriginal Traditional is the highly anticipated new studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated and multi-IBMA award-winning progressive bluegrass ensemble Blue Highway. If any Blue Highway album perfectly exemplifies "the essence of bluegrass music," this is it, combining the spirit, themes, and topics of traditional bluegrass, but through a set of 12 all-new originals from the band and co-writers. Original Traditional may well be the record that everyone has been waiting for from Blue Highway. From callous killings to struggling with sobriety, to the majesty and magic of the mountains, the songs evoke the timeless quality of bluegrass past, but showcase the voices and instrumental prowess of Blue Highway present, capturing a contemporary group at its creative peak.

The O’Connor Band Releases “Coming Home” Video

O’Connor Band Coming HomeThe O’Connor Band was number one again on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart again this past week. The O’Connor Band has just released a new video of the band performing “Coming Home” which features some skateboarding fiddle playing by Mark. Consisting of four master instrumentalists, The O'Connor Band is all family -- Grammy and CMA Award-winning Mark O'Connor (violin); Mark's wife, Maggie (violin); his son Forrest (mandolin); and Forrest's fiancé, Kate Lee (violin). 'Coming Home,' their 12-track debut album on Rounder Records, debuted at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart last month. For all the instrumental virtuosity on display here, it is the songs - both Mark's instrumental compositions, and the vocal songs written by Forrest and Kate, the band's lead singers -- that are at the heart of this project. “Coming Home” is just one fine example presented on this album.

“There’s A Storm Coming”, a New Project by Carl Towns is Brewing

Carl TownsTime flies. Seven years have gone by in a flash.(Kind of like lightning.) That’s how long it has been since Carl Towns has released a new project into the Bluegrass world. His previous, “Songs From My Childhood Vol. 1”, came out in 2009 and remained strong for several years. And like that project, “There’s A Storm Coming” will be an all-gospel release. But this time it will be full of Carl’s original material, along with a few traditional songs.

ClayBank to Release “Playing Hard To Forget” September 30

Playing Hard To ForgetNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the debut album “Playing Hard To Forget” by ClayBank will be released on September 30th. The current single “Up On Claybank” from the debut album is being received enthusiastically by bluegrass radio. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, “Up On Claybank” features the lead vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.


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