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Dailey & Vincent Celebrate 90th Grand Ole Opry Performance

Dailey & Vincent with Dierks BentleyNashville, TN -- Last week was a special evening as the "Rockstars of Bluegrass" (dubbed by CMT), Dailey & Vincent, as they celebrated their 90th performance at The Grand Ole Opry during the Opry’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In light of such milestones, Dailey & Vincent took the stage with Country music mainstay Dierks Bentley, who was celebrating his 10th anniversary as an Opry member. They shared their love for Bluegrass with a collaborative performance of "Rovin' Gambler."

Telluride Band Competition Winners Headed to Bluegrass Museum

Trout Steak RevivalWinners of the 2014 Telluride band competition, Trout Steak Revival boasts a unique brand of heartfelt songwriting blended with dynamic musicianship and intricately woven harmonies. What began as an informal jamming unit has evolved into one of Colorado's most tightly-knit bluegrass bands. Keeping an eye on tradition while boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak Revival is set to take the IBMM stage October 5

Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Fold Saturday

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

IBMM Traveling Exhibit to be Showcased in Raleigh

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY - The International Bluegrass Music Museum will showcase a traveling exhibit featuring several rare artifacts during the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass next week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Carter Fold Presents Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers

Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass MountaineersSaturday, September 26th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. The spark the Bluegrass Mountaineers ignite while performing traditional bluegrass music is very unique. Their burning desire (fueled by their experience and music shared by four generations to continue a family tradition) is one of the world’s most valued treasures in such a wonderful music style. The fourth generation of the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Chris Wilcox is eager to learn the instruments at the young age of eight years old. In a quest to carry on the traditional bluegrass sound, the Bluegrass Mountaineers combine old time claw hammering, classic country yodeling, and twin fiddles to showcase their unique style. All members of the Bluegrass Mountaineers take turns demonstrating their vocal and instrumental abilities. Their love for the traditional, genuine bluegrass sound is evident every time they take the stage.

41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

Bean BlossomBean Blossom, IN -- The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is proud to announce details for the 41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival taking place from September 23-26, 2015. A stellar line-up of bands has been announced and a detailed performance schedule has been posted at One of the highlights of the event will certainly be Raymond Fairchild’s induction into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 26.

Dale Ann Bradley Plays WSM Radio's "Station Inn Sessions" Sept. 24

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley, 2015 IBMA nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year, will perform on WSM Radio’s live “Station Inn Sessions” on September 24. Bradley will join WSM deejay and the show’s host, Mike Terry, in talking about her latest album, “Pocket Full of Keys,” as well as perform songs from the album and other favorites.

Music Legend Ralph Stanley Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Concert

Dr. Ralph StanleyManassas, VA -- In 1945, a young Ralph Stanley joined his brother, the late Carter Stanley to form The Stanley Brothers, a pair that would go on to become one of the most influential music duos of all-time. They got their start calling into a local radio station in Norton, Va, where they would sing songs over the phone. After 7 decades, three Grammy awards and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Dr. Ralph Stanley has no intention on slowing down as he hits the 70-year milestone. To commemorate this accomplishment, he is playing a special show in Manassas, Va. on October 9 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. He will be joined by his Grandson, Dove-award winner Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys for this momentous occasion.

Farm & Fun Time Returns During Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Farm & Fun TimeBristol, TN/VA -- WBCM Radio Bristol celebrates a revival of the classic live radio program Farm and Fun Time during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion on Sunday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The show is open to the public but a separate ticket is required.

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Entries Begin October 1st

Chris Austin Songwriting ContestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World and host of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, will begin accepting entries for the songwriting contest beginning October 1. Aspiring songwriters may submit entries to the contest using the online entry form or by mailing entries to: MerleFest/CASC, PO Box 120, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Early birds take note: during the month of October and November, all entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC) will receive an early entry discount price of $25 per entry. Submissions received in December and January will require a $30 fee per entry. The deadline to enter the CASC will be February 1, 2016.

Mountain Arts Community Center Presents Dale Ann Bradley Oct 16

Dale Ann BradleySignal Mountain, TN -- Don’t miss the award winning “Bluegrass Vocalist”, Dale Ann Bradley at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Friday, October 16th at 7 pm. Tickets are $15, seniors $12 and children (ages 12 and under) $8. Tickets may be purchased at the MACC in advance - cash or check only.

Americana Honors & Awards Performers and Presenters Unveiled

Americana Music Association Announces 14th Annual Honors & Awards Performers and PresentersNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association reveals the initial presenter and performer lineup for its 14th annual Honors & Awards Show. As anticipated, the list reflects Americana's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times) through its diverse lineup.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - It's Festival Time Again!

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015Bristol, VA/TN -- As the final days of summer slip into fall, one can feel the change in the air. This subtle seasonal shift in the weather signifies to us that the The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is on its way, and we can hardly contain our excitement! Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform on Sunday, Dr. Dog on Friday, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform on Saturday in addition to the dozens of acts schedule to appear over the entirety of the weekend.

Tune Town Old Time String Band with Dr. Mark Hand at Carter Fold

Tune Town Old Time String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 19th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Tune Town Old Time String Band with Dr. Mark Handy.

Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass Hit Carter Fold Saturday

Michael FeaganHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 12th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass. Michael Feagan has played with some of bluegrass music’s finest – Bill Monroe and Larry Sparks to name a few. He’s also worked with David Peterson & 1946 as well as country singer and guitarist Jerry Reed. Michael accompanied Kody Norris on fiddle at the Carter Fold. Michael will be backed by Fiddlegrass – some of bluegrass music’s finest musicians. His newest release – A Fiddler’s Journey – is now available. The CD features dance tunes that even the most seasoned musicians might not know. The release exemplifies the versatility and experience that make Michael’s career so diverse and interesting. A true gentleman, Michael proudly represents bluegrass music at its’ finest.


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