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Hot Rize Releases 'Your Light Leads Me On' Video

Hot RizeHot Rize is releasing their new video for 'Your Light Leads Me On' filmed in the streets of New York City/Times Square with Mason Jar Music. Pete Wernick commented, "As the only native New York City boy in the group, very familiar with Times Square, it was wild and weird to be picking banjo there, plowing along through the curious onlookers, not to mention Batman, the Statue of Liberty, Disney characters, etc. The lights of the giant video billboards really contrast ironically with what the song is about... a lonesome driver saying to the moon, 'Your Light Leads Me On'."

Country Grassers Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Diggin' Up Bones

Country GrassNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road unveil the video for "Diggin' Up Bones," which is off of their latest album Country Grass. The song was made famous by Country legend Randy Travis, and was recreated this year with a new, innovative Bluegrass twist. With Tommy Long on lead vocals, the band brings the same up-tempo energy that the song originally possessed when it went on to top the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1986.

Mountain Faith Gains Nationwide Attention on America's Got Talent

Mountain FaithWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records recording artist, Mountain Faith has captured the hearts of America with their recent appearances on NBC Television's America's Got Talent. The North Carolina-based band is bringing bluegrass music to new audiences and the result is an overwhelming growth in the band's fans as well as support from within the bluegrass community.

Meet St. Beaufort - Fresh Folk & Bluegrass from Berlin

St. BeaufortSt. Beaufort is an international folk and bluegrass trio from Canada, Germany and the USA. It was founded as Hungerhoff & The Wild Roots in 2012. Based on guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion and layers of colorful vocal harmonies, the band is raw acoustics and forges a bridge between the American folk and bluegrass tradition and contemporary songwriting. Whenever possible the band plays unplugged, stripped to their acoustics, delivering powerful live performances in memory of a time when music was more intimate.

Steep Canyon Rangers Release Video to “Radio”

RadioSteep Canyon Rangers are true believers. They give history of their addiction to the airwaves, confessing that they were ‘raised on the sound of the radio'. The song, “Radio”, is the title track from the upcoming (8-28-15) Jerry Douglas produced album. Radio will be the ninth album by the award winning band and follows Tell The Ones I Love which was released in 2013. The album contains a dozen all-original material which continue the band's tradition of tight instrumentals with outstanding balanced harmonies.

Town Mountain New Recording Project of Two Grateful Dead Tunes

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.

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.

Brand New Music Video from James Reams

James ReamsJames Reams & The Barnstormers has released another full length music video featuring the title song from the CD One Foot in the Honky Tonk which made two Top Ten CDs of 2011 lists. Once again James Reams teamed up with filmmaker, Rick Bowman of Backyard Green Films to create this video. According to James, “Bluegrass music has had one foot in the honky tonk for a long time - Red Allen, Jimmy Martin, Earl Taylor, Charlie Moore, Reno and Smiley, Carter Stanley - well the list just goes on and on. Speaking for myself, it's may be a great place to visit...but I wouldn't want to live there!”

Inaugural Monroe Mandolin Camp Video Competition

Monroe Mandolin Camp Video CompetitionNashville, TN -- Announcing the Inaugural Monroe Mandolin Camp Annual Video Scholarship Competition. Mon Man Camp is looking or fun, creative videos of candidates performing a Bill Monroe composition, and telling us why this music is important to them! The winning candidate will be awarded a full scholarship, including tuition, lodging, meals, and t-shirt to the September 9 - 13, 2015, "Mon Man Camp" being held in Kingston Springs, TN (just outside of Nashville).

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.

Lonesome River Band Announces a New Member, #1 Chart Song and “Lila Mae” TV Debut

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- Lonesome River Band has a plethora of good news to kick off the summer including their new band member Jesse Smathers, a #1 chart song and the TV debut for their “Lila Mae” music video.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Cover “The Final Countdown”

Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnYes, it’s only the second week of Undercover 2015, and we’re already looking at our second and third banjos of the season. But behold the power of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, who took the classic-rock staple “The Final Countdown” and reimagined it for banjos and wig for The Onion A.V. Club. Yes, when Fleck—who’s been widely recognized as one of the instrument’s greats for decades—showed up at AVHQ, he asked whether we might have a “hair metal” wig for him to wear.

Heartstrings by Trinity River Band Released

Trinity River Band: Heartstrings Callahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce today’s new album release by Trinity River Band. Heartstrings is now available for purchase at iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon, and TrinityRiverBand.com and to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect.com. Band members include Sarah Harris, a two-time nominee for the IBMA Momentum Vocalist Award, on Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, and Irish Pennywhistle; Joshua Harris on Banjo and Resophonic Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals; Brianna Harris on Fiddle and Lead & Harmony Vocals; Mike Harris on Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals; and Lisa Harris on Upright Bass and Harmony Vocals. They are joined by special guests Marty Raybon and Mark Johnson.

"The Rock" by Terry Baucom Released for Mother's Day

The Rock by Terry BaucomTerry Baucom feels his single and video, "The Rock" is very fitting for Mother's Day week especially because of the message. The video that was put together for it pictures him, his Mom (who has always been My Rock!) Terry just released this track for Mother's Day. "The Rock" written by Thom Case and performed by Terry Baucom with Joey Lemons, Shawn Lane, Caleb Smith and Steve Bryant from the forthcoming release by Terry Baucom on the John Boy & Billy label.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge to Release “Tennessee Flat Top Box” Music Video

SnapshotsNashville, TN -- Darin and Brooke Aldridge announce the release of a new music video for “Tennessee Flat Top Box.” The video was shot onsite at Nashville’s iconic Station Inn during a recent appearance by the Aldridge band. The song appears on their latest and widely acclaimed album, Snapshots, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart earlier this year.

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